Sugar Cookies with Sour Cream Recipe
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Sugar Cookies with Sour Cream Recipe

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As a city kid, I was always eager to visit my grandparents on their Oklahoma farmstead. There I acquired my taste for country food, like these tender cookies with buttery icing.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:54 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 54 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • Food coloring, optional

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 172 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 126mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine dry ingredients; add to the creamed mixture alternately with sour cream, beating well after each addition (dough will be sticky). Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until easy to handle.
  2. On a floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut into desired shapes with floured cookie cutters.
  3. Place 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 8-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 1-2 minutes before removing to wire racks.
  4. For frosting, in a large bowl, beat the butter, confectioners' sugar and milk until smooth. Add food coloring if desired. Frost cookies. Yield: about 9 dozen.
Originally published as Sour Cream Cutouts in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2000, p30

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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gbread67 User ID: 6424493 35803
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2012

"This is the only sugar cookie i will ever make.Its light and fluffy, melt in your mouth good cookie. i make this cookie for all my familys wedding, Baby showers, and every holiday."

51pets User ID: 2221241 118022
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2010

"expected to have problems rolling out after reading last review:my 1st time doing rollouts and they were easy to mix up and roll out: added vanilla to coookie dough: other than that did just as recipe says....did use pastry sheet to roll on..good cookies"

chicago1 User ID: 3163497 35802
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2009

"The picture of these cookies looked so yummy! However, after mixing all of the ingredients and then letting the dough refrigerate overnight, it was impossible to roll out the dough even after using a floured surface. The dough stuck to the floured wax paper, the rolling pin, and the cookie cut-out. I ended up throwing out all of the dough and going back to my old trusted sugar cookie cut out recipe from taste of home that I have been making for the past ten years."

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