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Quick and Easy Sour Cream Cookies Recipe

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One of our favorite cookies has always been sour cream cookies. Of course, these are right behind snickerdoodle cookies, which, as far as I’m concerned win for best cookies ever.

However, these sour cream cookies are a really close second. 

Photo of a stack of sour cream cookies.

For as long as I can remember I’ve used my Grandma’s sour cream cookies recipe. 

For years I’ve had a gallon-sized ziplock bag packed with Grandma’s handwritten recipes bumbling around the house.

Photo of grandmas recipes in a zip lock bag.

Sometimes I’ll find the bag in the pantry, another time forgotten and buried under piles of paper on my desk, other times tucked in an available spot on the bookcase. 

It never fails when I want to dig through her recipes I have to first find where I last left that gallon-sized bag.

I always think that someday I’ll get them all transferred to digital or put them all in a cookbook.

Photo of a vintage sour cream cookies recipe card.

However, I kinda like holding the stained and slightly beaten recipe cards in my hands.

It’s a bit like holding onto the past and remembering the few good times with Grandma (yeah, lots to unpack there, but that’s for another day — lol).

Photo of a plate of sour cream cookies.

This recipe never disappoints. I make it a couple times a year and the only thing I’ve ever changed is reducing the sugar by about a 1/4 cup. I may reduce it another 1/4 cup, but I’ll have to give that a try before officially changing up the recipe.

Photo of a plate of sour cream cookies.

For now, here is Grandma’s Quick and Easy Sour Cream Cookies Recipe. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

Before you bake, have a fun cookie plate available to showcase your delicious creation! Our favorites are from Mud Pie!!

Yield: 18

Quick and Easy Sour Cream Cookies Recipe

sour cream cookies

Quick and easy old fashioned sour cream cookies are oh so delicious.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Prairie Farms sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Optional: Red Hot Candies


In a medium bowl mix together butter, sugar and eggs. Set aside.

In another medium bowl mix flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Once combined add sour cream and vanilla. Mix.

Add flour mixture to butter and sugar mixture. Mix until just combined. Do not over mix. Cover and chill in fridge for 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Drop by teaspoonful on cookie sheet. Add Red Hot candies to top of cookies, if desired. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

Cool and enjoy.

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