Old-fashioned Sour Cream Cookies are soft, lightly sweet, and so easy to make that they barely require any effort. You’ll want to make these all year because they’re so irresistible!
It is the time of year where we’re all baking nothing but cookies! Hello holiday baking!!
I recently shared delightful classic sugar cookies and chewy gingersnap cookies that make wonderful edible gifts for Christmas. And today I have another cookie that will win the hearts of whoever tries them.
I mentioned before I have a friend who grew up in the midwest. Her grandmother passed down a very old church cookbook filled recipes that had easy to access recipes.
I browsed through this book and found so many wonderful recipes to try! Remember this pumpkin jam from early fall? That was one of the recipes I adapted from the book.
How to make sour cream cookies
Today I’m sharing another. Old-Fashioned Sour Cream Cookies.
They are so incredibly soft and sweet. And they require ingredients that you most likely have on hand.
Adding sour cream to a basic cookie base produces a soft, creamy cookie. You can taste an ever so slight tang and ultimate richness from the sour cream.
In addition to the sour cream, there’s a splash of vanilla extract for flavor. You can also use almond extract or a combination of both.
The printable recipe card with full ingredient amounts and instructions can be found at the bottom of this post.
The best thing about this sour cream cookie dough is it doesn’t require chilling. The dough is supposed to be soft, almost like a thick cake batter.
Spoon the dough out onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and press each cookie flat with the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar. The sugar will help prevent the dough from getting stuck to the bottom of the glass.
These cookies are great plain with a sprinkle of cinnamon and sugar or frosted with sour cream frosting. I like to use the frosting and color it so the cookies look extra pretty.
They’d also look fancy with a sprinkling of sanding sugar. You choose how you want to decorate your sour cream cookies!