This Sour Cream Cookies recipe is one of my favorites! It’s not overly sweet and has a delicious cake-like texture. I love baking these, not only at Christmas and the holidays but all year around. Make these treats for your family and friends right away- they will definitely become one of your favorite desserts!
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I love cookies. And what’s not to love? I try to be an equal opportunity eater, especially where cookies are concerned. I’m a firm believer that cookies are just an all-around good thing. But once in a while I want a cookie that isn’t overly sweet or crunchy, that (gasp!) doesn’t include chocolate. Something simple that is equally nice with a cold glass of milk or a hot cup of coffee. And that cookie, for me, is one of my Grandma Rosie’s Sour Cream Cookies.
These Sour Cream Cookies are pillow-y soft. That have a delicious, almost cake-like texture without being mushy. They don’t blow you away with the sweetness, but they still manage to satisfy your craving for something sweet. I have such happy memories of being in Grandma’s kitchen and being given a cup of milk and one of these cookies. And sometimes when my parents weren’t looking, she’d slip me another and wink at me conspiratorially, while putting her finger up to her mouth and saying “shhhhh.”
These cookies are perfectly delicious on their own. That’s how my Dad prefers them. But they also taste great with a light glaze on top. The thin crunch of sugar accented with a bit of citrus is the cherry on top of this tasty confection and adds that little something extra to bring them over the top. But rest assured they are perfectly delicious without the glaze as well.
Some of my other favorite Christmas Cookie recipes are:
Yields 2 dozen
This Sour Cream Cookies recipe is one of my favorites! It's not overly sweet and has a delicious cake-like texture. I love baking these, not only at Christmas and the holidays but all year around. Make these treats for your family and friends right away- they will definitely become one of your favorite desserts!
15 minPrep Time
15 minCook Time
30 minTotal Time
- 1 cup of butter(the original recipe calls for margarine, but that's just not how I roll)
- 1 1/2 cups of sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup of sour cream
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 tsp. of baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. of baking powder
- 1 pinch of salt
- 4 cups of flour
- 1 1/2 cups of chopped walnuts (optional, I've never actually had these cookies with nuts in all of my 31 years eating them)
- 1 1/2 cups of confectioner's sugar
- 1 Tbsp. of lemon juice (you could always sub lemon extract but maybe start with less and taste it before you add more)
- 1 or 2 Tbsp. of water
- Sprinkles (optional)
- Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
- Beat together your first 5 ingredients (the wet ingredients) until creamy.
- Add in the next 4 (or 5 if you're adding the nuts) ingredients and beat until smooth. The batter should be thick.
- Drop teaspoons of the batter onto your cookie sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes.t
- Once they've cooled a bit, you have the option to add a light, lemony glaze. Note: if you're planning on freezing these, you'll want to freeze them after baking but without the glaze.
- Mix all ingredients well and dip the cookies into the glaze. Top with some sprinkles if you want a pop of color. Set aside for a few until the glaze has dried.
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