Sour Cream Sugar Cookie Recipe

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This sour cream sugar cookie recipe is at least 50 years old. It’s one of those recipes that everyone passed around at church parties. I know my mom made some sugar cookies, but I can’t find her recipe. My daughter, Allison has a cream cheese sugar cookie recipe that I’m going to share with you today as well. Her recipe calls for almond extract, mine uses vanilla.

I usually frost mine with my cream cheese frosting, but today I used her frosting made with egg whites, powdered sugar, and cream of tartar. Easy peasy recipe.

This sour cream sugar cookie recipe makes a sticky dough. Here’s the deal, the recipe states to put the sticky dough in the refrigerator. I didn’t do that because my time was limited and I thought well, if they won’t roll out I will put the dough in the frig and wait. I spread flour out and rolled them and picked them up very carefully with a thin frosting spatula. I contiously sprinkle flour on the rolling pin.

I used parchment paper to bake them and for taking pictures. I bought a rolling pin that lets us roll out the dough evenly in increments of thickness that you want your cookies to be. I like thick cookies because then they are chewy and soft. I used the purple ring which is 3/8-inch thick. You can use the rolling pin with or without the disks on the end. Adjustable Rolling Pin

I used a thin 1-1/2 inch cake spatula to “lift” the cookies onto the parchment paper. Oh, I hope you like this sour cream sugar cookie recipe! I used 4-inch heart-shaped cookie cutters. I bought a new one this year, it has the “Scalloped” edges around the cookie. I love the look! Scalloped Heart Cookie Cutter

I had to go to two stores to find the sprinkles to put on the decorated cookies. You know when you add the food coloring and you want a certain color. Well, my hand was shaking because I wanted a really light colored pink frosting and I was afraid I would put too many drops. I love it when it turn out the color you want. Yay!

I have three granddaughters coming this weekend and we will be making more cookies. I love working in the kitchen with my family, it brings me so much joy.

Here’s the finished product, these are so thick and chewy, I wish you could taste them!

Sour Cream Sugar Cookie Recipe

Sour Cream Sugar Cookie Recipe by Food Storage Moms
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 people
Ingredients
  • 5-1/2 cups white flour (I use bread flour)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cream the sugar, sour cream, eggs, and vanilla. Add the baking soda and salt. Gradually add the flour and mix until thoroughly combined. If you want to make the cookies later, wrap the dough in plastic wrap and put it in the refrigerator. Sprinkle flour on the counter you will roll the cookie dough onto. Sprinkle the rolling pin as well. I like my cookies thick and chewy so I rolled my dough out 3/8 inches thick. I used cookie cutters approx. 4-5 inches in diameter. I baked mine for 15 minutes. Do not overbake. I watched the cookies the last two minutes to make sure they did not brown.

Sugar Cookie Frosting

Sugar Cookie Frosting by Food Storage Moms
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 36 cookies
Ingredients
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 pound powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • Food Coloring (optional)
Instructions
  1. Wait to make the frosting until right before you frost them. It hardens up very quickly. Beat the egg whites until fluffy and thick. Add the powdered sugar and cream of tartar. Add food coloring if desired. Frost quickly as it thickens when dry. Sprinkle with “sprinkle” if desired.

Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies

Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies by Food Storage Moms
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 cookies
Ingredients
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon almond or vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 4-1/2 cups flour (I use bread flour)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Cream the sugar, cream cheese, butter, and eggs. Add salt, almond extract, vanilla extract, and egg yolks. Gradually add the flour. Chill the dough if desired in plastic wrap for 2 hours. Roll the dough out onto a floured countertop. Sprinkle flour on the rolling pin as well. Bake for 7-15 minutes depending on how thick or thin you roll out your cookie dough. It will be a sticky dough. After baking, leave the cookies on cooling racks until cool. Frost as desired.

Final Word

Today is a great day to share my sour cream sugar cookie recipe with you, I hope you try making them. Let me know which cookie recipe you try. I love to hear from you. Please keep prepping and teach others to cook from scratch. May God bless this world. Stay safe and stay well. Linda

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