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