In large mixer bowl, cream butter and sugar at medium speed of electric mixer
until fluffy, scraping sides of bowl often. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well
after each addition.
Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add to creamed mixture
alternately with sour cream and rose water, beating at low speed until blended.
Divide dough in thirds and wrap each piece in plastic wrap.
Refrigerate for 4 hours
Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
On well floured surface, roll one-third of the chilled
dough at a time 1/4 inch thick (dough will be soft and sticky). Cut into shapes
with floured 3-inch cookie cutters. Arrange 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
Sprinkle lightly with additional sugar.