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Round cut-out Sour Cream Cookies with homemade icing

Best Sour Cream Cookies

These Sour Cream Cookies are moist, fluffy and simply the best cut out cookies I’ve ever made!  We used homemade icing for part of them and a can of icing for the rest. Both options were excellent.  A few sprinkles finish them off!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Best Sour Cream Cookies, fluffy sugar cookies, sugar cookies
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 45 cookies
Calories 177 kcal
Author Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life

Ingredients

Cookies

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Icing

  • 1 pound powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup crisco
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

Instructions

Cookies

  1. In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar.  Beat in eggs.  Add sour cream and vanilla, and mix well.

  2. Combine flour, baking powder and baking soda, add to the creamed mixture and mix well.  Chill dough at least 2 hours or overnight.

  3. Roll dough out on a heavily floured surface to a 1/4 inch thickness.  Cut with a 3-inch cookie cutter or use a drinking glass.  

  4. Place cookies on a lightly greased baking sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees F for 8 to 12 minutes, or until cookies springs back when lightly touched.  Cool.  

Icing

  1. Mix well - powdered sugar, crisco, salt, and milk.

  2. Add melted butter and vanilla.  Blend thoroughly, and spread on cookies.  Decorate with sprinkles or colored sugar if desired.

Recipe Notes

*I will warn you that these cookies are VERY moist and the dough takes a little bit more finesse to roll out and handle than traditional sugar cookie dough, but it's worth it!