Soft Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

There is nothing like getting ready roll out your sugar cookie dough, pulling out your rolling pin, and discovering a dried chunk of glittery blue play-doh stuck to it.

This is my life people.

And after my kids eat these cookies, my life is cleaning frosting off of every surface imaginable.

Totally worth it.

These cookies are insane. My mom has been making these since I was young enough to leave play-doh on her rolling pin. They are soft and tender. Valentine’s Day is not the same without them. I make them every year no matter what. It’s time to share the cookie love.

Before we get to the recipe I want to share a few tips that will turn an already great cookie into a phenomenal cookie.

1. Wash the play-doh off your rolling pin and sanitize thuroughly . Or is that just me?

2. Don’t over mix the dough! Barely incorporate the flour in. It will be sticky!

3. Chill dough in refrigerator for at least an hour.DSC_0184

4. When ready to roll out, use lots and lots of flour! Flour is your friend.



5. Since you are using so much flour, gently toss each cut-out cookie back and forth between your palms to shake the flour off.


6. Bake on light colored baking sheets, if possible.



7. Serve with ice cold milk and side of self control… just kidding, that won’t help you.


8. Last but not least, DO NOT, under any circumstances take your child’s cookie away.


{{Sour Cream Sugar Cookies}}

  • 1 C. Shortening
  • 1 C. Sour Cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 C. Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 3 C. Flour
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp.
  •  Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking Soda

Combine shortening sour cream and sugar. Beat very well. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Add remaining ingredients and mix just until incorporated.

Chill dough for at least and hour.

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.

Roll out with LOTS of flour to about a 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick

Bake on light colored baking sheet for 10 minutes at 375 degrees.


  • 1 stick of softened butter
  • 2-3 cups of powdered sugar
  • 2 Tblspoons milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Beat on high until the frosting increases in volume and is light and fluffy.

These are good the day you frost them. But are even better the next day!

Ok you have everything you need for true sugar cookie bliss, exept one thing. My confession. I had two cookies for breakfast, and then let my kids each have a cookie after their breakfast. And I’ll probably do it again tomorrow. Can we still be friends?

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