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Sour Cream Cut-Out Cookies with Cream Cheese Icing


There are several sour cream cookies posted on Zaar, but none like my recipe. A friend gave this to me years ago. The cookies are tender and delicious. Especially with cream cheese icing!

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  • 1 cup butter (no substitutions)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup sour cream, room temperature
  • 5 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup butter (no substitutions)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 pound powdered sugar
  • Milk, to thin if needed


Servings 1
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 25mins
Adapted from


Step 1

For Cookies: Mix butter, sugar, egg yolks, vanilla, and sour cream together. Add dry ingredients to mixture. Wrap in wax paper and refrigerate overnight.

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Roll out on a lightly floured surface or pastry cloth. Cut into 1/8th to 1/4th-inch thickness using your favorite cookie cutters.

Bake at 350°F for approximately 10 minutes or until the bottom is lightly browned. May need more time if on the thicker side. Cool on wire rack. Store in airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to apply icing.

For icing: Cream butter, cream cheese, and vanilla together. Gradually add powder sugar until blended. Thin with milk to desired consistency. If adding coloring paste, you may not need milk to thin.

After icing cookies, lay flat in the fridge until set. Then store in a airtight container with a small square of wax paper between cookies. Store in fridge until ready to serve.

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