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Recipe for Sour Cream Cookies

Sour Cream Cookies

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 11 mins
  • Total Time: 26 mins
  • Yield: 12 to 24 cookies 1x


They may not be the fanciest cookies around, but these Sour Cream Cookies won’t last long in the cookie jar! They will quickly become a family favorite.




  • 6 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups all purpose flour*
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda


  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup sour cream


  1. Preheat the oven to 375ºF.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add in the egg and the sour cream and mix until combined, about 1 more minute. Add the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda and mix just until combined. They dough will be wet – not like typical cookie dough.
  3. Using a 1- to 2-tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop the dough onto greased or line baking sheets.
  4. Bake the cookies in the preheated oven until brown around the edges, 7-9 minutes for smaller cookies or 9-11 minutes for larger cookies. Let the cookies cool completely on the baking sheet before removing.
  5. Once the cookies are cool, combine the powdered sugar and sour cream. Dip the tops of the cookies in the glaze, or spread the glaze on top of the cooled cookies.

Recipe Notes:

adapted from Milk Bar Life

*The original recipe calls for only 1 1/2 cups of flour, but my cookies came out completely flat. I found that for me, 2 cups helped them keep their shape. It may be an altitude difference, so you may not need the full 2 cups of flour.