Big Soft Sour Cream Sugar Cookies
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 72
Soft and with just enough sweetness, these tangy Christmas sugar cookies are fun to decorate with the kids!
  • 6½ c all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1½ c butter, softened
  • 2½ c sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • ½ c sour cream, heaping ( so in actuality it's more like ⅔ of a cup)
  • 3 tsp pure vanilla extract
  1. Combine flour, soda and salt in bowl and set aside.
  2. In bowl of electric mixer, combine butter and sugar, beat until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in eggs one at a time then sour cream and vanilla.
  4. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture and beat just until blended.
  5. Dough should be fairly stiff.
  6. Divide dough into quarters and flatten. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill overnight.
  7. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  8. On lightly floured surface, roll dough to ½" thickness. Use large 2 - 3" cutters to cut out shapes. Or, trace around rim of drinking glass for ornament shapes.
  9. Bake cookies 2" apart on parchment-lined sheets, in preheated oven, for 8 - 10 minutes, until edges are just starting to color.
  10. Cool cookies and store in airtight container up to 1½ weeks.
  11. Decorate before serving.
Recipe by A Hen's Nest - NW PA Single Woman Mom Blog at