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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.
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!
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.
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!
- 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
- 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.
- Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours.
- 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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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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