You’re going to be doing a lot of baking this holiday season, which means you’ll need to have a few go-to recipes at the ready. There’s nothing worse than trying a new recipe only to have something go wrong right before your guests arrive — and that’s why this recipe for sugar cookies is just the kind of thing you need to make your life a little easier during this chaotic, yet cheerful time.
Old fashioned sour cream sugar cookies yield perfectly fluffy cookies each and every time — and they’re simple to throw together. No chilling or kneading of dough required!
The telltale sign that this recipe is a keeper is the fact that it’s been in families for generations. The bloggers who make these cookies online mention that their grandmothers and mothers cooked this before they started to — so yeah, it’s one of the good ones.
So, let’s find out how to transform sour cream into something sweet and delicious, shall we?
A recipe from An Affair From The Heart calls for sour cream in the cookie mix as well as the frosting. The cookie dough can be made all in one bowl, mixing the wet ingredients such as the sour cream, eggs and vanilla first, and then adding in the dry ingredients.
The dough will resemble cake batter, according to the blog, and will be ready to scoop onto a baking sheet and go straight into the oven.
While the cookies are baking, you can get to work on the frosting, which calls for a combination of sour cream, powdered sugar and more to yield something oh-so-sweet and spreadable.
The end result? The perfect holiday cookie:
The blogger behind The Recipe Rebel recreated her grandma’s classic recipe and also created cookies that will change the way you think about sour cream. Her version opts not to put sour cream in the frosting, however, so if you’re into the idea of super-sweet frosting, you may want to give this version a go.
There’s a video to show you how this sour cream sugar cookie baking thing is done:
Both websites recommend topping these cookies with sprinkles and using them during the holiday season and beyond. Depending on the type of sprinkle, these sugar cookies are really fit for any occasion.
Craving Christmas cookies already? We can’t say we blame you! If you’ve never made sour cream sugar cookies before, you’ve got the perfect excuse to test these out … before Christmastime rolls around.