Sour cream cookies are simple, soft and oh so good. We fell in love at first bite so many years ago and they are still a favorite!
These little nuggets are the softest cookies you can imagine. My Aunt Marlene made these for us for the first time when we were still small kids.
We had never eaten cookies quite like them! They are still very much a family favorite and go quickly when Marlene makes them.
When I needed a base for the grinch cookies for Little Dude’s Dr. Seuss party, I immediately thought of these sour cream cookies. They are so soft and simple.
They are easy to make too, which is a definite plus when you have a lot to do and a little time to do it.
I just made a simple powdered sugar glaze and colored it green as a nod to the Grinch. Then I put large heart sprinkles on them to drive the point home.
The Grinch’s heart grew three sizes after all! They were a great addition to his Grinch cupcake cake.
Making the cookies for that party reminded me how much we all like them. So I made another batch and a half for my little brother’s wedding.
This time I piped on some buttercream and added some gold sanding sugar to fancy them up for the party. They were really delicious that way too and the leftovers were still soft and luscious a few days later!
Storing your cookies and freezing the dough
Cookies can be stored at room temperature for several days. Put them in an airtight container to keep them fresh.
Adding a slice of sandwich bread to the container helps keep them softer for longer. The bread will help keep a higher level of moisture in the container.
These cookies freeze well. You freeze baked cookies for several months in a freezer bag.
You can also freeze balls of dough on a cookie sheet and then transfer the frozen dough balls into a freezer bag. You can bake the dough from frozen, just add a minute or two to the baking time.
More sour cream cookie recipes:
Rolled Sour Cream Cookies can be cut into shapes like sugar cookies, but they are softer. They make fabulous Christmas cookies.
Rolled Chocolate Sour Cream Cookies can also be cut into shapes, but they are chocolate and delicious. Top with royal icing and things are fabulous.
You may also like my soft sugar cookie bars. You can save yourself time baking baking all of the dough at once and you get soft bars that are perfect topped with frosting and sprinkles.
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup sour cream
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 4.5 cups flour
- 1/4 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- Cream together sugar and butter. Mix in eggs, sour cream and vanilla.
- In a bowl, mix flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
- Add dry mixture to wet mixture and stir until just incorporated. The dough will be soft.
- Drop rounded tablespoons full onto a cookie sheet. Bake in a 350°F oven for 8-10 minutes. They should be set, but you don't want them to take on much color.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 99Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 75mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g
All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.