Are you looking for the perfect cut-out cookie recipe for every occasion? Are you looking for a cookie that your kids will love to eat and decorate? These Sour Cream Cookies are the best!

Sour Cream Cookies

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Sour Cream Cookies!

I have been making these sour cream cookies for years.

I have been eating them even longer;)

That’s because my mom was making this exact recipe for me and my sister when we were kids!

They are amazing!!

They have an amazing flavor! Sour cream does something magical to baked goods!

Every time i find a baking recipe that has sour cream in it, I set it aside to make! Or I pin it to my pinterest dessert board:)

Also, the cookies are not overly sweet. Sometimes when you eat cookies you get too much sweet. The sweet of the cookie combined with the sweetness of the icing is just too much!

But not these cookies!

These cookies, combined with my cookie icing recipe, are the best sour cream cookies ever!

Easter Sour Cream Cookies

Cut Out Cookie Recipe

The beautiful thing about these cookies is that, not only are they delicious, but they are great for any occasion because they are cut out cookies!

At Christmas time, make beautiful Christmas Cookies!

For Valentines Day make beautiful heart cookies!

For Easter, make adorable spring and easter cookies!

You can see where I’m going with this;) They are great to make year round!

Sour Cream Cut Out Cookies

These cookies are pretty simple to make.

This recipe also makes a LOT of cookies!

I have a large family, so that is perfect for us! It also makes it a great recipe to make for events.

Or to make to give as gifts at Christmas times!

Participating in a cookie exchange? Make these, you’ll have plenty!

How To Make Sour Cream Cookies

First mix all ingredients together as directed in the recipe below.

Then you will have to chill your dough for at least an hour.

I usually try to make my dough the day before I want to actually make the cookies. It saves time to have it ready to go when I’m ready to bake!

Sour Cream Cookies


Once your dough is sufficiently chilled, you are going to scoop out about a third or fourth of the dough and roll it out on a floured surface to about an 1/8 of an inch thick.

Sour Cream Cookies


Next comes the fun part!

Cut out your cookies in whatever shape you would like!

I love collecting cookie cutters!

The kids get really excited about the shapes that we use to make our cookies with:)

Sour Cream Cookies


Next bake your cookies, put them on a rack to cool, and then ice them with my yummy sour cream cookie icing recipe!

Mm mm!

I can’t wait for you to try these cookies!

I know that you and your family will love them!

Be sure to come back and leave me a comment after you try them! I can’t wait to hear from you:)

Happy baking!


Sour Cream Cookies
5 from 1 vote

Sour Cream Cookies!

These sour cream cookies are the best! My mom made them for me as a child and I make them for my children. I know that you and your family will love them!

Course Dessert
Prep Time 45 minutes
Rest Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours


  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cup Butter Softened
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 8oz Sour Cream
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 3 3/4 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt


  1. Combine first 3 ingredients and beat until fluffy.

  2. Stir in sour cream & vanilla and mix well.

  3. Combine dry ingredients & add to cream mixture beating well.

  4. Chill dough at least 1 hour.

  5. Divide dough into fourths or thirds. Take out one part and leave the rest in the fridge.

  6. Roll out dough on floured surface to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes using cookie cutters.

  7. Place on un-greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. You don't want to wait for the cookies to brown. These cookies are supposed to be very light colored. 

  8. Remove and cool on wire racks. Ice using my cookie icing recipe!