Sour Cream Cookies

Description: This is the perfect recipe for those who prefer their cookies on the soft and cakey side. If you like, add a teaspoon of anise extract. These cookies are only slightly sweet so that they don't become overly sweet when iced.

sour cream cookies recipe


  • 1 cup Unsalted Butter, Softened
  • 3/4 cups Sugar
  • 1 cup Sour Cream
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 3 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt

Yield: Makes about 30 cookies

Prep Time: 1 hour

Cook Time: 10 minute s.

Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes.


Cream together until light and fluffy:

Beat in:
Sour Cream
Egg Yolk
Vanilla Extract

Whisk together and add:
All Purpose Flour
Baking Soda

Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill until firm. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll dough out on a lightly floured counter to 1/4 inch thickness and cut with your favorite Ann Clark cookie cutter, then transfer cookies onto a cookie sheets that have been lined with parchment paper or silicone liners. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, until very lightly browned around the edges. Let cookies cool slightly on cookie sheets, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before decorating with royal icing.