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Sour Cream Sugar Christmas Cookies

Sour Cream Sugar Christmas Cookies

Sugar Cookies with sour cream and buttercream frosting
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Christmas, Sugar Cookie
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes
Servings 24 people


  • Electric Mixer
  • OVEN
  • Mixing Bowl, serving bowl , spatula


Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

  • 2 ¾ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup sour cream room temperature
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract or pure vanilla

Buttercream Frosting

  • ½ cup butter soft
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3-5 Tbsp. milk or cream
  • food coloring


  • In a large mixing bowl whisk together dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, and salt ) set aside .
  • In a separate bowl with an electric mixer cream together on low speed -sour cream and butter add sugar, eggs and vanilla and mix until well combined.
  • Gradually add flour mixture into wet mixture, mixing until well combined. Dough will be sticky.
  • Divide dough into 2 chunks , flatten and wrap in plastic wrap-chill for 1-2 hours (up to 3 days)
  • Pre-heat Oven to 350°
  • Line Baking sheets with parchment paper -
  • Flour your work are and unwrap your dough -starting in center of dough roll out towards edge -repeat until all is even around ¼ inch . Dip cookie cutter in flour and begin cutting- collect left over scraps ball together and reroll.
  • Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes until just starts brown on bottom -do not over cook if you want cookies to be soft
  • Transfer cookies to cooling rack cool completely and frost or decorate

Buttercream Frosting

  • In stand mixer or mixing bowl beat butter on high for 4-5 minutes
  • Turn mixer to low and slowly add powdered sugar and mix until completely mixed
  • Add milk and vanilla and turn mixer to medium for additional 5 minutes if too thick add additional milk
  • Divide frosting into multiple bowls and color desired colors
  • Decorate cookies with frosting , sprinkles