Soft Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

Monday, December 4, 2017

Soft Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

When I think of sour cream, I think of salt and vinegar chips.  Weird?  Maybe... but I love to use sour cream as a dip to cut the sour taste of them!  This time, however, I'm making something sweet with sour cream.  Did you know you can make super soft sugar cookies with sour cream?  And I'm about to share the recipe ;)  Aren't these snowflake cookies adorable?

I originally shared this post on the blog 3 years ago, but I thought it was time to bring it to the forefront again!

I'm using Gay Lea's Premium Sour Cream (which is their thickest, richest sour cream made with 3 simple ingredients.  It's amazing with chips (if you're like me ;) or to use to make a flavoured dip, and it's awesome in baking!  This sour cream is only available in Ontario and only in the 425ml size.

Now, let me share this recipe with you!

What You'll Need:

5 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup sour cream
1 cup butter (softened)
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla


Combine dry ingredients (flour, baking soda & salt) in a bowl (set aside for later).
In your mixer, mix together sour cream and butter.
Add sugar, eggs, and vanilla and mix until combined.
Slowly add the dry mixture and mix.  Your dough will look like the photo below (top right).
Divide dough into two balls and wrap with plastic wrap.
Refrigerate for 1-2 hours (longer is fine if you need to come back to it later).

This is the fun part, when your kids will really want to help!

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line your baking sheet with parchment paper, so they're ready to go.
Flour your work surface (so the dough won't stick to it) and your rolling pin.
Put one of your dough balls down and start rolling until it's around 1/4" thick (or whatever thickness you like).
Sprinkle flour as needed to keep the dough from sticking to the table or rolling pin.

Once it's rolled out the way you like it, it's time to get your cookie cutters and cut your shapes out!
If your cookie cutters are sticking, you can dip them in flour to prevent that.

Place your cookies on your cookie sheets (on parchment paper) and bake for 8-10 minutes.
Try to take them out just before they get brown on the bottom if you want them to be nice and soft.
Frost with your favourite frosting and dig in! :)

You can store them in an airtight container (up to 2 weeks) or freeze them in a freezer ziplock bag for up to a month!
You can also freeze the dough for up to a month, and finish the rolling/cutting/baking process at a later date.

We love this recipe and used it for Katrina's Frozen birthday party (which I will share in the new year!)  Hope you love it too!

You can find more great recipes and information on Gay Lea products on their website.

Disclosure: I am part of the Gay Lea Ambassador Campaign with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.

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  1. I like to make drop cookies mostly, like molasses crinkles, or chocolate chip

  2. We make a lot of banana nut bread this time of year!

  3. I think I know what we're going to make today! :)

  4. Giant Ginger cookies are a big favourite in our house!

  5. I will have to give these a try. I love a good sugar cookie.

  6. I don't have a favourite yet but I've been experimenting with some pumpkin chocolate chip muffins. I think I'll be making more of those

  7. I don't have a favorite per se. I like to try new recipes, usually ones that a friend has told me worked. I will definitely be trying this one!

  8. We make cut out cookies every year for Santa

  9. This looks so delicious, thanks for the recipe

  10. Traditional Sticky Toffee Pudding & Pumpkin Creme Brulee.

  11. I love to make baklava for the holidays. It is a bit time-intensive but SO worth it!

  12. Chocolate crinkle cookies are my fave!

  13. Gingerbread men Cookies I just love the yummy smell

  14. I love the peanut butter balls and the shortbread cookies that I bake.

  15. I like to bake Christmas sugar cookies.

  16. I love making my Cashew Coffee Biscotti! It's a wonderful treat to dunk in those warm winter drinks!

  17. Red velvet cakepop

  18. I love to make Broken Glass dessert.

  19. We make a bunch of different cookies, shortbread, gingerbread & rugala with choco & cream cheese but I think my fav is the chocolate truffles we make!

  20. I love making (and eating) Sweet marie bars

  21. Yum, those cookies look great!! I love making cookies, particularly peanut butter ones.

  22. sugar cookies =)

  23. I also love making candy cane cookies

  24. I love making some kind of spritz cookies to eat with coffee :D

  25. Sugar cookies - I'm inviting the neighborhood kids over to decorate!

  26. I'm known for my famous, scrumptious cheesecake pops! During the holiday season, my flavours reflect chocolate hazelnut or coffee infused flavours.

    Debbie Henzel (debbiedoesdiamonds at Hotmail (dot) com

  27. i love making apple pie and ginger cookies oh and peanut butter cookies too!
    shaneps @ hotmail .com

  28. I don't really bake but, I make some awesome no bake chocolate-peanut butter oatmeal cookies.

  29. I like to make sugar cookies and houses.

  30. My favorite dessert to make for the holidays are no bake cheesecakes.


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~Heather Lynne

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