Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

This yummy sugar cookie recipe includes sour cream, making it particularly rich and tasty. It’s a tried and true recipe that’s perfect to make with the kids.

Sour Cream Sugar Cookies
  • 20


  • 30-40 min

    Prep Time

  • 10-12 min

    Cook Time


  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup Horizon organic unsalted butter
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. fresh grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups unbleached all purpose flour


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Blend in slightly beaten eggs, sour cream, and vanilla.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients.
  3. On low speed, add dry ingredients to butter mixture, mixing until combined. Don't overmix.
  4. Form dough into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough 1/4-inch thick and cut in desired shapes.
  6. Bake on ungreased cookie sheets for 10-12 minutes until bottoms are slightly golden brown.
  7. Remove from cookie sheet and cool on racks.
  8. Can be served with decorative creamy butter icing and decorated with colored sugar or sprinkles.
  9. Makes 3-4 dozen cookies depending on the size of your cookie cutter.

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