This recipe makes the best rolled out sugar cookies I’ve ever tried. They come out a little puffy, soft and so good. So go find some cookie cutters, and have some good old cookie decorating fun with this recipe. This is our go-to for Santa’s cookies each year too.

Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This recipe makes the best rolled out sugar cookies I’ve ever tried. They come out a little puffy, soft, and soooo good.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 5-6 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • Powdered sugar, for rolling dough

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°.
  2. Cream the sugar and shortening together. Add the sour cream, eggs, and vanilla. Mix well.
  3. Add the dry ingredients and mix well. Start with the 5 cups of flour, then add by tablespoons until the dough is not sticky.
  4. Roll out the cookie dough on a clean surface, sprinkled with powdered sugar, to about 1/4” thickness.
  5. Cut the dough into your desired shapes.
  6. Bake on a lightly greased cookie sheet until the cookies are puffy and light brown on the bottom, about 10 minutes.
  7. Let them cool completely and then frost with your favorite frosting.