Sour Cream Sugar Cookies Recipe

These sour cream sugar cookies are classic! These pillowy soft cookies with a simple frosting and your favorite festive sprinkles are perfect for any occasion.


-1 cup unsalted butter softened -1 ½ cups granulated sugar -2 large eggs -1 cup sour cream 8 ounces -2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract -4 cups all-purpose flour -2 teaspoons baking powder -1 teaspoon baking soda -¼ teaspoon fine sea salt For the frosting: -⅓ cup unsalted butter softened -2 cups confectioners’ sugar sifted -1 ½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract -¼ teaspoon salt -2 teaspoons light corn syrup -1 to 2 tablespoons milk


Mix butter and sugar in a stand mixer with the paddle attachment or a large basin with an electric mixer for 3 minutes until light and fluffy. Incorporate eggs. Mix sour cream and vanilla well.

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Mix flour, baking powder, soda, and salt in another large bowl. Slowly stir dry ingredients into butter mixture. A soft, sticky dough will result. Divide dough in half. Plasticize discs. Freeze dough 4–1 hour until stiff enough to roll.

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Preheat oven to 350°F and line baking pans with parchment. Roll each piece of dough to 1/4-inch thickness on a floured surface. Flour a cookie cutter. On prepared cookie sheets, place cookies 2 inches apart.

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Pre-heat oven and bake cookies 10-12 minutes. Let cookies cool on the sheet for 5 minutes before carefully transferring them to a wire rack to finish cooling.

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After cooling, ice cookies. Beat butter, confectioners' sugar, vanilla, salt, corn syrup, and enough milk to desired consistency in a stand mixer with paddle attachment or large basin with electric mixer. Frost cookies. Festive sprinkles optional.

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Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 94mg | Potassium: 30mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 264IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg

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