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Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

The quintessential holiday treat, sugar cookies are often more style than substance — but these sour cream sweets are both! Not only does it taste delicious but the dough comes together in just minutes with ingredients you probably already have on hand.

Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

Soft sour cream sugar cookies are a holiday must have with our family! These cookies hold their shape well for making cutout cookies
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Chill2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bars and cookies, Cookies, Desserts, sour cream cut out cookies, sour cream sugar cookies, Sugar cookies, Valentine’s Day
Servings: 40
Calories: 58kcal


  • 3 ¼ cups All-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. Baking powder
  • 1 tsp. Table salt
  • 2 Eggs
  • ¼ cup Sour cream
  • 2 tsp. Vanilla extract
  • 2 Sticks softened butter (16 Tbsp.)
  • cups Granulated sugar
  • ½ cup Powdered sugar
  • Minced zest of 1 lemon


  • Stir flour, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl. Lightly beat eggs in a small bowl, then whisk in sour cream and vanilla until smooth; set aside.
  • Cream butter, both sugars, and zest in a large bowl with an electric mixer until smooth. Add egg mixture, beat until blended, then mix in half the flour mixture until incorporated.
  • Blend in remaining dry ingredients just until mixed. Divide dough into thirds, wrap each piece in plastic, press into a disk, and chill at least 3 hours before rolling out. (May be made up to 2 days ahead or frozen up to 1 month.)
  • Preheat oven to 350°. Line baking or cookie sheets with parchment paper. Roll out 1 portion of dough on a well-floured surface to 1/4-inch thick, cut out shapes with cookie cutters, and transfer to prepared baking sheets, spacing 1 inch apart. (Reroll scraps 1 time only.)
  • Bake cookies until edges are light golden, 10–12 minutes, then cool cookies briefly on the pans. Transfer cookies to a rack to cool completely before decorating.


Per cookie, Calories: 58
(Undecorated cookies may be frozen up to 1 month.)

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories58
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 3g 5%
    • Saturated Fat 2g 10%
  • Cholesterol 13mg 5%
  • Sodium 46mg 2%
  • Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
    • Protein 1g 2%

      * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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      Written by Lisa Yarde

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