Sour Cream Cookies

Using your Mirro Cooky and Pastry Press!

In 1909, three aluminum companies merged to form the Aluminum Goods Manufacturing Company in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. After moving into cutlery, it launched the Mirro line of aluminum cookware in 1917, and the company took the name of its most famous brand in 1960.

Mirro was acqiured by the Newell Companies in 1983 as Newell expanded into the cookware market. (Newell would then acquire Anchor Hocking and Calphalon before merging with Rubbermaid in 1999). In the early 2000s, with so much production moved overseas, Newell Rubbermaid closed the plant in Manitowoc.

The brand (sort of) lives on as an imprint of its former competition, WearEver, the brand of aluminum cookware introduced by aluminum giant ALCOA. Both names appear to be owned by Lifetime Brands. So while the products are on the shelf, to the best of my knowledge, none are produced in the U.S.

From a box sold in River Forest, Illinois.

Sour Cream Cookies

Time 10-12 minutes. Temp 400 deg. F.

1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
2 egg yolks
1/2 cup thick sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla extract
4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. soda

  1. Cream the shortening, add sugar and mix well.
  2. Add beaten egg yolks and sour cream and vanilla extract.
  3. Sift dry ingredients and gradually add to creamed mixture, mixing well after each addition.
  4. Fill a Mirro cooky press.
  5. Form desired shapes on ungreased Mirro aluminum cookie sheets.

Yields: 10 dozen.

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