Grandma’s Sour Cream Sugar Cookies


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Grandma’s Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

Experience the nostalgic warmth of Grandma’s kitchen with these Classic Sour Cream Sugar Cookies. These delightful treats, soft and fluffy, embody the perfect balance of sweetness.

Ideal for any occasion, they are a cherished recipe passed down through generations, promising to add a touch of homemade love to your gatherings.

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Grandma’s Sour Cream Sugar Cookies Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups granulated sugar (400g)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour (500g)

For the Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk
Sour Cream Sugar Cookies


  1. Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and lining your baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, followed by the vanilla extract and sour cream.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the baking soda, baking powder, salt, and flour.
  5. Gradually blend the dry ingredients into the wet mixture until thoroughly combined.
  6. Drop heaping tablespoonfuls of dough onto the prepared baking sheets, spaced about 2-3 inches apart.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden.
  8. For the frosting, cream the butter, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and milk until smooth and spreadable.
  9. Once the cookies have cooled, frost and enjoy!




  • The dough should be soft, similar to cake batter.
  • For a unique twist, add lemon zest or a dash of cinnamon to the dough.
  • Cookies can be stored in an airtight container for up to a week.


Each cookie approximately contains:

  • Calories: 281
  • Carbohydrates: 45g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Fat: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 51mg
  • Sodium: 107mg
  • Potassium: 93mg
  • Sugar: 29g
  • Vitamin A: 315IU
  • Vitamin C: 0.1mg
  • Calcium: 40mg
  • Iron: 1.2mg

FAQs On Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

  • Can I freeze these cookies? Yes, these cookies freeze well, both with and without frosting.
  • How can I make the cookies dairy-free? Substitute the butter and sour cream with dairy-free alternatives.
  • Can I use whole wheat flour? Yes, though it may alter the texture slightly.
  • Is it possible to reduce the sugar content? Yes, but it will affect the sweetness and texture of the cookies.

If you’re in the mood to explore more delightful dessert options, don’t miss our popular Baileys Chocolate Poke Cake. It’s a rich and decadent treat that perfectly complements the lightness of our Sour Cream Sugar Cookies. Check out the recipe here for an indulgent addition to your dessert table.

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