Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

These cookies are a soft and cake-like, not too sweet, drop sugar cookie. These are very easy to do, with no rolling or cutting.

Makes: 60Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 1 hourDifficulty: Easy

Makes: 60


  • 5 cups cake flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1⁄4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1⁄2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease several baking sheets.
  • Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg, and salt together; set aside. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  • Add flour mixture and sour cream alternately to mixture. Drop by teaspoons on prepared cookie sheets.
  • Bake 12 to 15 minutes until golden. Allow to cool a few minutes on cookie sheets before removing to cool completely.