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Sour Cream Cut Out Cookies

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These sour cream cut out cookies are a long time family favorite recipe.  They are soft, flavorful and perfect and stay soft when you roll them out and cut them into shapes.

heart shaped sour cream cookies with buttercream frosting

   Soft sour cream cookies rolled out and cut into shapes are perfect for any special occasion. Make them for Christmas, Valentines day or birthday parties too. 

They are slightly sweet, really soft and super delicious. Add a little frosting and some sprinkles for a super special treat.

   My Aunt Marlene would never claim to be a cook.  In fact, she often claims just the opposite.

    However, I have never once been to her house and had there be a lack of yummy treats.  So really she just sells herself short!

     I remember her making these for us when we were kids.  We had never had sour cream cookies before and we loved them!

     She usually made them as drop cookies. She would cover them in a yummy icing (cream cheese if I remember correctly) and they were yummy balls of deliciousness!

sour cream cookies with buttercream and sprinkles

    Marlene got this recipe from her brother-in-law Mark’s mom and nobody who has tried them hasn’t liked them.  When I asked her for the recipe, she did one better.

   She brought a batch with her when she came to visit.  This batch was rolled, cut and decorated and super cute!

    They are softer than a regular sugar cookie and I find them a little harder to roll, but they take well to shapes.  They sometimes puff a bit as they bake, but don’t spread too much so you can cut them into basic shapes.

   Little Dude needed something to bring for Valentine’s Day at daycare.  He also needed a treat to bring his betrothed!  So, I thought this would be a perfect time to make these cookies.

Plate of vanilla and chocolate sour cream cookies cut into Valentine's shapes and decorated with royal icing.

More great cookies

Decorated Sour Cream Cookies and Chocolate Sour Cream Cookies for Little Dude’s Valentines when he was just a little tike.

Last year we made Peanut Butter Blossoms with heart chocolates and they were perfect.  This year he wanted sprinkle cookies.

So, we went back to the original valentines cookies and made these beauties.  A couple of years ago I frosted them with Royal Icing.  This year we went with Crusting Buttercream and of course plenty of sprinkles!

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Yield: 36 Large Cookies

Sour Cream Cut Out Cookies - Rolled Version

heart shaped sour cream cookies with white and lavender buttercream and sprinkles on top.

These cookies are a long time family favorite recipe. They are soft, flavorful and perfect as drop cookies or cut outs.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder


  1. Cream together sugar and butter. Mix in eggs, sour cream and vanilla.
  2. In a bowl, mix flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
  3. Add dry mixture to wet mixture and stir until just incorporated. The dough will be soft.
  4. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours.
  5. Roll out on a well floured surface and cut into desired shapes. Bake at 350° F for 5-10 minutes depending on size of cookies. You want them to be set, but light in color when they are done.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 165Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 126mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 0gSugar: 11gProtein: 2g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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These sour cream cookies are a long time family favorite recipe.  They are soft, flavorful and perfect as drop cookies or cut outs.

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Thursday 7th of December 2017

They really are. Thanks, Jan!


Monday 20th of February 2017

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday 20th of February 2017

Carlee, these look absolutely delicious, I love a buttercream frosted cookie. But they are adorable too. I'm sure that Jax's betrothed was delighted with her gift. LOL he's starting early isn't he? I bet the girls will be flocking to him for not only his good looks, but his baking skills!


Monday 20th of February 2017

He is definitely going to be a catch. He knows how to cook, but also knows his way around the workshop. If you misidentify a tractor, you are sure to hear about it too! He is quite the well rounded three year old. And his betrothed and her mommy liked the cookies, so he is in pretty good shape!


Monday 20th of February 2017

Oh you had me at sour cream!!! Yummy, I used to get a sour cream donut at the local shop. How can you not love sour cream, right?! Thanks for sharing with us at Family Joy Blog linky party.


Monday 20th of February 2017

We go through a lot of sour cream here. My husband LOVES it on just about anything and I love to baked with it. Now you have me hungry for a sour cream donut though... yummmm!

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies

Saturday 18th of February 2017

Sour Cream Cookies are the best! I could go for a couple right now!


Sunday 19th of February 2017

Aren't they good? We worked our way through this batch a little too quickly ;-)

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