Get ready for a delightful journey down memory lane with Grandma’s Sour Cream Sugar Cookies! These classic cookies have been a beloved treat for generations. Soft, tender, and bursting with vanilla flavor, they are perfect for any occasion.
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 cups granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1 cup sour cream
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract (optional)
4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Stir in the sour cream, vanilla extract, and almond extract (if using).
In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until well combined. The dough will be soft.
Cover the dough and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
Scoop rounded tablespoons of dough onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing them about 2 inches apart.
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden.
Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring them to wire racks to cool completely.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
Baking Time: 10-12 minutes
Yields: Approximately 4 dozen cookies
These Sour Cream Sugar Cookies are a taste of nostalgia, a reminder of family gatherings, and a symbol of homemade goodness. Whether you enjoy them plain or decorate them with colorful icing and sprinkles, they are sure to bring smiles to your loved ones’ faces.