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Pillow-Soft Delights: Soft Sour Cream Sugar Cookies Imagine sinking your teeth into a cloud-like, pillowy sugar cookie that’s soft, tender, and infused with a delightful hint of sour cream. Soft Sour Cream Sugar Cookies are the epitome of melt-in-your-mouth sweetness, offering a classic treat that’s perfect for any occasion. This recipe promises cookies that are not only incredibly delicious but also irresistibly soft, making them ideal for holiday gatherings, birthdays, or simply when you want to indulge in sweet comfort.

Pillow-Soft Texture

The star of these cookies is their soft and tender texture, achieved through the addition of sour cream.

Sweet Simplicity

This recipe features the classic sugar cookie flavor, allowing the pure sweetness to shine.

Substitutions and Variations:

Customize your Soft Sour Cream Sugar Cookies with these variations:

  1. Citrus Twist: Add a touch of citrus zest (lemon, orange, or lime) to the dough for a refreshing flavor.
  2. Frosting Fun: Top the cookies with your favorite frosting, sprinkles, or colored sugar for a festive touch.
  3. Chocolate Chip Charm: Mix in chocolate chips for a delightful chocolatey surprise.


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Now that you’ve discovered the pillow-soft delights of Soft Sour Cream Sugar Cookies, it’s time to savor their sweet simplicity and melt-in-your-mouth goodness. Share them with family and friends, decorate them for special occasions, or enjoy them with a glass of milk for a comforting snack. Don’t forget to leave a review and share your favorite frosting or flavor variations with us. Happy baking!

Tips or Notes:

  • Chilling the dough helps the cookies maintain their soft texture and prevents excessive spreading during baking.
  • You can use cookie cutters to create various shapes or simply scoop the dough for round cookies.
  • Experiment with different extracts like almond, vanilla, or maple for unique flavor profiles.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make these Soft Sour Cream Sugar Cookies in advance?

Yes, you can prepare the dough, shape it into a log or discs, wrap it tightly, and refrigerate it for up to 3 days before baking.

Can I freeze these cookies?

Absolutely! Baked cookies can be frozen for up to 2-3 months, and you can freeze cookie dough for longer storage.



Recipe by Alexandra
3.9 from 306 votes
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  • 1 cup 1 (2 sticks or 230g) unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 1/2 cups 1 1/2 (300g) granulated sugar

  • 2 large 2 eggs

  • 1 cup 1 (240g) sour cream

  • 1 teaspoon 1 vanilla extract

  • 4 cups 4 (480g) all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 salt


  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  • Stir in the sour cream and vanilla extract until the mixture is well combined.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking soda, and salt.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until a soft dough forms. Be careful not to overmix.
  • Divide the dough into two equal portions and shape each into a disk.
  • Wrap the dough disks in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until firm.
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out one portion of the chilled dough to about 1/4-inch thickness.
  • Use cookie cutters to cut out desired shapes and place them on the prepared baking sheets, leaving some space between each cookie.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden.
  • Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Repeat the rolling and cutting process with the remaining dough.
  • Once the cookies are completely cooled, you can decorate them with frosting, sprinkles, or enjoy them as is.
  • Savor the pillow-soft delights of your Soft Sour Cream Sugar Cookies!

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