Sour Cream Cookies

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.

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!

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.”

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!

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.

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! 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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Some of my other favorite Christmas Cookie recipes are:

Neapolitan Cookies

Slice and Bake Cookies

Chocolate Crinkles

Pecan Tarts

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Sour Cream Cookies

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

Yields 2 dozen

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Ingredients

    Cookies:
  • 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)
  • Glaze:
  • 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)

Instructions

    Cookies:
  1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Beat together your first 5 ingredients (the wet ingredients) until creamy.
  3. Add in the next 4 (or 5 if you're adding the nuts) ingredients and beat until smooth. The batter should be thick.
  4. Drop teaspoons of the batter onto your cookie sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes.t
  5. 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.
  6. Glaze:
  7. 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.
  8. Enjoy!
Recipe Type: Dessert
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12 Comments

  • Reply
    Monika Celly
    March 21, 2016 at 6:32 pm Those look yummy. I also dont use any margarine for my baking.
    • Reply
      Jessy
      March 21, 2016 at 10:23 pm Thank you- believe the recipe was from back when everyone thought margarine was really good for you.
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    Scott
    March 21, 2016 at 7:18 pm I just showed this to my daughter, who loves sour cream. We'll be making these this weekend! Scott recently posted...Getting the Inside Scoop April 9-12 at the #CaptainAmericaEventMy Profile
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      Jessy
      March 21, 2016 at 10:20 pm I hope you enjoy them :)
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    Chasing Joy
    March 22, 2016 at 6:19 pm These sound really good and easy to make. I'm going to pin this post so I can have the recipe for later.
    • Reply
      Jessy
      March 23, 2016 at 4:57 pm Thank you- I hope you enjoy them :)
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    Erin - Suburban Simplicity
    March 25, 2016 at 10:21 pm They look delish! Just pinned! I like something other than chocolate sometimes, too :) You should definitely come link these up at Welcome Home Wednesdays. Party is still open! www.suburbansimplicity.com
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      Jessy
      March 26, 2016 at 10:32 am Thank you- I'll head over and check it out! :)
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    Karen
    March 29, 2016 at 1:13 pm They look so moist. Thanks so much for sharing this with the Let’s Get Real party. Karen recently posted...24-Hour Clean Eating DetoxMy Profile
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      Jessy
      March 30, 2016 at 1:14 pm Thank you- they are pretty moist in the best way!
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    Sheila
    April 3, 2016 at 10:56 am Years ago, I stumbled across a recipe for Sour Cream Lemon cookies. It was perfect. I always made them for me and my friends, and they were irresistible!! But, after a couple moves, I lost the recipe. It been 10 years since I made the cookies, but have decided to start making them again, hence, how I ended up on this recipe here. The picture you have of the cookies looks identical(minus the sprinkles) to the ones I used to make. All the other recipes I've seen look flat, but I remember vividly how these cookies looked when I made them, fluffy, pillowy, crumbly inside but firm outside, soft but not mushy. However, as I mentioned above, the ones I made had lemon & lemon zest added to the cookie dough. Lightly sprinkled with cinnamon/sugar prior to baking. Delish! I'm definitely going to try your recipe but add lemon zest to the dough. Thanks!
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      Jessy
      April 3, 2016 at 9:51 pm I'm so glad that this can take the place of it- I bet these would be fantastic with the addition of lemon zest and a sprinkle of cinnamon and sugar! It's funny for years, we thought we had lost the glaze recipes, but my Grandma's sister was gracious enough to give it to us again. I'd love to hear how these turn out for you :)

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