Country Sour Cream Cookies Recipe

Country Sour Cream Cookies

Passed on to three generations of moms, these cookies are a holiday favorite.

60 min. prep time
72 cookies
454 Ratings


4 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon lemon flavoring
Decorator sugars, if desired
Decorator frostings, if desired


Combine 2 cups flour and all remaining ingredients except decorator sugars and frosting in bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Stir in remaining 2 cups flour.

Divide dough into 4 equal portions; wrap each in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate at least 2 hours until firm.

Heat oven to 350°F.

Roll out dough on well floured surface, one portion at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with 2 1/2-inch cookie cutters into desired shapes. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets; sprinkle with decorator sugars, if desired. Bake 8-12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Decorate with frostings, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 80

Fat: 3g

Cholesterol: 15mg

Sodium: 75mg

Carbohydrates: 11g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #1538©1995Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

This is my favorite Christmas cookie recipe. It is totally scrumptious!!
Delicious flavor and works up very nicely for rolled cookies. I like the punch of sour cream, nutmeg and lemon, it's fantastic!
Great cutout cooky with delicious flavor from the sour cream, lemon and nutmeg. One of my favorites.
Delicious buttery flavor and so easy to roll out. Even the scraps roll out over and over again. The best rolled cookie dough I found and I make them every Christmas.

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