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4.5 from 4 votes

Sour Cream Cut Out Cookies

These Sour Cream Cut Out Cookies are super soft and spread with a fluffy buttercream frosting. Similar to Lofthouse style sugar cookies.
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Additional Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 184kcal


For the Cookies

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 5 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup sour cream

For the Frosting

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2-4 teaspoons heavy cream or milk room temperature


To Make The Cookie Dough

  • Beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add in eggs and vanilla. Beat to combine. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, and baking soda.
  • Add half of the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix to combine. Add the sour cream and mix again. Add the remaining dry ingredients and stir until combined
  • Chill the dough for at least 6 hours, overnight is best.

To Bake The Cookies

  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Roll out about 1/3 of the cold dough to about 1/3-inch thickness on a well-floured surface. This is a sticky dough, so you will need to keep everything well-floured. Keep any dough that you are not working with in the refrigerator, so it will stay cold.
  • Bake the cookies for 9-11 minutes. Do not over bake them. They should still be pale when they come out of the oven. If the edges are browned, they won't be as soft.
  • Allow the cookies to cool on the cookie sheet for 1-2 minutes, before transferring them to a wire rack to cool. The cookies freeze well unfrosted. Allow them to cool completely before frosting.

To Frost The Cookies

  • Beat the butter with an electric mixer for 2 or 3 minutes, until fluffy. Slowly add the powdered sugar and continue beating. Add the vanilla and only enough of the milk or cream to make the frosting a spreadable consistency.
  • Use food coloring to tint the frosting with whichever colors you like. Frost the cookies and top with sprinkles, if desired.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 139mg | Sugar: 13g