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Best Soft Sour Cream Cookies with Buttercream Frosting
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3.97 from 29 votes

Soft Sour Cream Cookies w/Buttercream Frosting

These are seriously the best kind of cookies for the holidays!  So pillowy soft, and lightly sweetened, these bakery style Best Soft Sour Cream Cookies iced with tantalizing Buttercream Frosting make these the bestest sugar cookies in the land!  
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Author: Kim Lange


Best Sour Cream Cookies

  • ½ cup shortening
  • 1 ½ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup (8 oz) sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 ¾ cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ salt

Buttercream Frosting

  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 ½ cups powdered icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • Optional: gel color for color tinted frosting

or 2 - 3 Pillsbury™Filled Pastry Bag Vanilla or Cream Cheese Frosting

    Decorative accessories

    • Sprinkles Sugars, Nonpareils, Dragees, Jimmies


    Best Sour Cream Cookies

    • In a separate bowl, combine and whisk flour, soda, powder and salt together, set aside.
    • Cream shortening, sugar, eggs, sour cream and vanilla together, then slowly combine flour mixture to cream mixture.
    • After combined, chill dough for at least 1 hour
    • Drop by spoonful or ¼ cup scoop and line baking sheets with parchment paper, 6 per sheet, these will spread a little.
    • Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes until edges are golden and the centers are set.
    • Let cool.

    Buttercream Frosting

    • Using a mixer, beat butter, powdered sugar, vanilla and milk and beat until smooth, adding additional sugar or milk to reach desired consistency.
    • Color if desired and spread on cooled cookies.
    • Add decorative accessories and let frosting set on cookies.

    Or....2-3 Pillsbury™Filled Pastry Bag Vanilla or Cream Cheese Frosting


      Stacey's Tips:
      Sometimes sprinkles will fade into the frosting sometimes after a day or so of sitting.
      I have done a double batch but they don’t seem to come out as well.
      They can be frozen, just pull out and let thaw and they are moist and delish like you just baked them.