Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

Soft sour cream sugar cookies are so easy to make - no rolling or chilling necessary.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 30 cookies
Calories 188kcal
Author I Heart Eating



  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter at cool room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons milk


  • 1/2 cup butter at cool room temperature
  • 3 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-4 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt until combined. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat together butter and sugars until well-combined.
  • Beat in egg yolks one at a time, scraping down the sides as necessary.
  • Mix in vanilla extract, sour cream, and milk until combined. Batter may look curdled at this point.
  • Add dry ingredients, and mix until just combined.
  • Scoop dough using a medium cookie scoop (1.5 tablespoons), and drop onto prepared baking sheets, spacing cookies 2-inches apart.
  • Bake for 10-13 minutes.
  • Let cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes.
  • Transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.
  • To make the frosting, beat together butter, powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons milk, vanilla, and salt.
  • Beat until well-combined, adding in additional milk as needed.
  • Frost cooled cookies with frosting.


  1. Make sure that the butter is at cool room temperature, not room temperature or melting. The butter should dent a little if poked but shouldn't be warm. If the butter is too warm, the cookies won't hold their shape and will end up flat.
  2. Nutrition facts are estimates.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 112mg | Potassium: 52mg | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 280IU | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 0.5mg