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Granny’s Sour Cream Cookies

Soft, tangy and lightly sweet, Granny’s Sour Cream Cookies go from freezer to the dessert plate perfectly! We love these little delights with icing or plain, either one! A delightful memory of granny in cookie form!

plate of granny's sour cream cookies

Soft Iced Sour Cream Cookies

Looking for the perfect, rustic, easy sour cream cookie that’s ready in minutes for a holiday gift? These fancy and fun cookies are tantalizingly scrumptious and the classic holiday cookie.

Plus, I wont tell, but they are OH SO EASY! Even I didn’t mind making them! Yeah, I said it.

Soft, tangy and lightly sweet, Granny’s Sour Cream Cookies go from freezer to the dessert plate perfectly!

Here’s What You’ll Need For The Cookies

ingredients on table
  • Butter, Sugar, Eggs and All Purpose Flour- The typical suspects in cookies.
  • Sour Cream – the secret ingredient that lends the tang.
  • Baking Powder, Baking Soda – gotta get the rise.
  • Vanilla, Nutmeg, Salt – because flavoring.
  • If you plan to ice your cookies, cream cheese and confectioners sugar.

Here’s What You’ll Need for the Frosting…

ingredients on cutting board
  • Confectioners Sugar (Powdered Sugar) – Adds the sweetness.
  • Cream Cheese – the main flavor punch.
  • Sour Cream – Keeping the flavor on point and tangy.
  • Butter – Just because, it’s what I do.
  • Extracts – for flavor.

It’s Easier Than You Think

  1. Preheat the oven to 425.
  2. Mix the ingredients with a mixer.
  3. Drop by scoop full onto parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 8-9 minutes.
  5. Ice if you prefer.
pink easter cookie

Plus, I wont tell, but they are OH SO EASY! Even I didn’t mind making them! Yeah, I said it.

cookie with sprinkles

Frequently Asked Questions…

Why Do These Cookies Use Sour Cream?

The sour cream gives a delightful tanginess and add to the moistness of this cookie. These cookies stay light and fluffy!

Do These Sour Cream Cookies Need To Be Refrigerated?

No, they don’t have to be refrigerated, just remember that they are made without preservatives and you’ll need to eat them up in a few days. That shouldn’t be a problem at all!

Can I Freeze These Cookies?

These cookies are perfect for freezing! Simply freeze them individually and then put them in a freezer safe bag and keep up to 3 months!

Can I Make These Without Icing?

Sure! They are delicious with or without frosty! They are just lightly sweet and so I think they are the perfect treat for kids with no icing at all. My 5 year old grandson loves them!

Can I Add Sprinkles Even If I’m Not Going to Use Icing?

Sure can! Just press the sprinkles lightly into the surface of the unbaked cookie.

cookies on a sheet pan

Tips and Tricks…

  • There’s no special order to mix these, just dump it all in and mix it up. One of the beauties of this recipe, if you ask me.
  • The other great thing? These are done in 8-9 minutes. no joke. They puff when they cook and lightly brown on the bottom. So easy.
  • Here’s my dirty little secret, freeze them individually on a baking sheet. When frozen, put them into a gallon sized freezer bag. Then, they are ready to get out one at a time, heat in the microwave and enjoy! (Don’t freeze them if you have already iced them, only if they are plain or with simple sprinkles).
  • Make these perfect for any holiday by adding food coloring to the icing before adding it to the cookies. You can divide the icing between different bowls to make a rainbow of colored cookies!

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plate of granny's sour cream cookies

Granny’s Sour Cream Cookies

Soft, tangy and lightly sweet, Granny’s Sour Cream Cookies go from freezer to the dessert plate perfectly! We love these little delights with icing or plain, either one! A delightful memory of granny in cookie form! Make these with frosting or not with sprinkles or not. It’s totally up to you.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sour cream cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 176kcal
Author: Wendi Spraker

Ingredients

For the Cookies

  • ½ Cup Butter room temperature
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • 2 ⅔ Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp kosher salt ¼ tsp table salt
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ cup sour cream

For the Frosting

  • 1 Block Cream Cheese room temperature
  • 4 Tbs Butter room temperature
  • 4 oz powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbs Sour Cream
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp almond extract
  • Milk to thin if needed.

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer or in a large bowl add all of the ingredients. Beat at medium speed with stand or hand mixer until well combined.
  • Using a 1- 1 ½ inch cookie scoop, scoop by rounded spoonfuls onto the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 4 minutes. Turn the pan around and bake for another 4 minutes. Total baking time 8-10 minutes. Cookies will be mounded and lightly browned on the bottom when done.
  • For the Icing
  • Mix icing ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer or in a large bowl and use a hand mixer.
  • Mix well until smooth and well combined.
  • Add food coloring to tint if desired.

Notes

  • This recipe makes about 24 cookies.
  • There’s no special order to mix these cookies, just dump it all in and mix it up. One of the beauties of this recipe, if you ask me.
  • The other great thing? These are done in 8-9 minutes. no joke. They puff when they cook and lightly brown on the bottom. So easy.
  • Here’s my dirty little secret, freeze them individually on a baking sheet. When frozen, put them into a gallon sized freezer bag. Then, they are ready to get out one at a time, heat in the microwave and enjoy! (Don’t freeze them if you have already iced them, only if they are plain or with simple sprinkles).
  • Make these perfect for any holiday by adding food coloring to the icing before adding it to the cookies. You can divide the icing between different bowls to make a rainbow of colored cookies!
  • I recommend turning the cookies after 4 minutes because these are very light and fluffy and that will keep them from being overdone on one side if your oven doesn’t heat evenly (like mine doesn’t).

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Granny’s Sour Cream Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 176 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 26mg9%
Sodium 195mg8%
Potassium 70mg2%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 224IU4%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 51mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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A Verse To Share

When I think about Easter, I feel so childlike, and yet, I know this doesn’t have a lot to do with religious beliefs. It’s more about good memories of childhood.

Perhaps I could focus more on being more childlike in my views of certain things. But, that doesn’t make pastel colored cookies a bad thing. (smile)

Matthew 18: 1-3

At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

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Mark

Tuesday 16th of February 2021

What kind of food coloring do you use?

Wendi Spraker

Tuesday 16th of February 2021

You can see in the video that I am using the Wilton Cake decorating food color but any food coloring will work. You can find it in the baking aisle of your local grocer.

Wendi J Spraker

Monday 15th of February 2021

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