Sour Cream Cookies

48 servings
17 min

This Old Fashioned Sour Cream Cookies recipe is an incredibly delicious and easy cookies recipe that is perfect for any occasion!

With a delicate balance of sweetness and tanginess, these Sour Cream Cookies are made with creamy sour cream, giving them a soft and moist texture. They're so versatile, allowing you to customize them with your favorite mix-ins!

Cookies with frosting and sprinkles on top
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This Sour Cream Cookies recipe is so easy to change up! You can add things like mini chocolate chips, bits of dried fruits, or even chopped nuts.

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Sour Cream Cookies

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How to make Sour Cream Cookies


Prep time: 20 minutes

Bake time: 12-15 minutes

Servings: 48 cookies

Sour Cream Cookies

Ingredients you will need for the Sour Cream Cookies


  • ½ c unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 c sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 t vanilla
  • ⅔ c sour cream
  • ½ t baking soda
  • 3 t baking powder
  • 1 t salt
  • 4 c flour
bowls of sugar, vanilla, butter and flour

Ingredients you will need for the frosting on our Sour Cream Cookies


  • ½ c unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 2 T milk
  • 2 ½ c powdered sugar
  • Sprinkles, to decorate - optional


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Directions for how to make Sour Cream Cookies


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.

Line a baking sheet with parchment and set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the sugar and softened butter. and beat at high speed until you have a creamy, smooth mixture.

flour, eggs and butter in a mixing bowl

Next, add in the eggs, vanilla and sour cream and mix them at medium speed until everything is well combined.

Then add in the baking soda, baking powder, salt and flour. Mix on low speed until combined.

Then stop the mixer and scrape down the sides - and repeat until your mixture is completely combined and you have a nice cookie dough.

Use a small ice cream scoop or teaspoon to scoop out the dough and make sure to place each cookie dough ball on the prepared baking sheets at least 2 inches apart.

cookie dough balls on a parchment paper lined baking sheet

These Sour Cream Cookies will spread while they are cooking!

Bake in the preheated oven at 350 degrees F for 12-15 minutes, or until the edges are slightly browned. I recommend that you check them at 12 minutes!

Allow your Sour Cream Cookies to cool completely before decorating!

I recommend letting them sit on the baking sheet for at least 2 minutes before removing them a wire cooling rack to finish cooling completely. If you move them too soon, they will crumble and fall apart.

If you do not have a cooling rack, allow them to cool on the baking sheet for at least 5 minutes.

Sour Cream Cookies on a wire cooling rack

For the frosting - in the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the softened butter, pure vanilla extract, milk and powdered sugar.

Then mix your dry ingredients on low speed until the mixture is smooth.

Then increase the speed to medium and mix for an additional minute, or until the frosting is light and fluffy.

Scrape down the sides and mix again.

Finally, transfer the frosting to a piping bag.

Once the cookies are cool, pipe a spiral of frosting on each one. Decorate with sprinkles, if desired.

frosted Sour Cream Cookies on a wire cooling rack

How to Store Sour Cream Cookies


These Cookies can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days! OR you can throw them into a Ziploc freezer bag for up to 3 months.


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Sour Cream Cookies with frosting and sprinkles on top
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Recipe details
  • 48  servings
  • Prep time: 5 minutes Minutes Cook time: 12 minutes Minutes Total time: 17 min
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Ingredients

  • For the cookies -
  • 1/2 c unsalted butter softened
  • 2 c sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 2/3 c sour cream
  • 1/2 t baking soda
  • 3 t baking powder
  • 1 t salt
  • 4 c flour
  • For the frosting -
  • 1/2 c unsalted butter softened
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 2 T milk
  • 2 1/2 c powdered sugar
  • Sprinkles to decorate - optional
Instructions

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
Line a baking sheet with parchment and set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the sugar and softened butter. and beat at high speed until you have a creamy, smooth mixture.
Next, add in the eggs, vanilla and sour cream and mix them at medium speed until everything is well combined.
Then add in the baking soda, baking powder, salt and flour. Mix on low speed until combined.
Then stop the mixer and scrape down the sides - and repeat until your mixture is completely combined and you have a nice cookie dough.
Use a small ice cream scoop or teaspoon to scoop out the dough and make sure to place each cookie dough ball on the prepared baking sheets at least 2 inches apart. These Sour Cream Cookies will spread while cooking!
Bake in the preheated oven at 350 degrees F for 12-15 minutes, or until the edges are slightly browned.
Allow your Sour Cream Cookies to cool completely before decorating!
I recommend letting them sit on the baking sheet for at least 2 minutes before removing them a wire cooling rack to finish cooling completely. If you move them too soon, they will crumble and fall apart. If you do not have a cooling rack, allow them to cool on the baking sheet for at least 5 minutes.
For the frosting - in the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the softened butter, pure vanilla extract, milk and powdered sugar.
Then mix your dry ingredients on low speed until the mixture is smooth.
Then increase the speed to medium and mix for an additional minute, or until the frosting is light and fluffy.
Scrape down the sides and mix again.
Finally, transfer the frosting to a piping bag.
Once the cookies are cool, pipe a spiral of frosting on each one. Decorate with sprinkles, if desired.
Tips
  • Storage: Cookies can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days or frozen for 3 months.
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