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15 Best Sour Cream Cookie Recipes Ever

If you always reach for thicker or underbaked cookies, these sour cream cookie recipes are for you. 

They’re crazy tender, insanely flavorful, and melt-in-your-mouth delish!

Sweet Sour Cream Sugar Cookies with Vanilla Icing and Sprinkles
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Sour cream cookies don’t taste much different from regular cookies. But that added fat makes them surprisingly moist.

I’m talking crumbly, buttery, and the kind of cookie that practically dissolves on your tongue.

So, if you need sugar cookies, holiday cookies, or just-for-fun cookies, these sour cream cookie recipes are for you. Enjoy!

15 Super Soft Sour Cream Cookies We Adore

1. Grandma’s Sour Cream Sugar Cookies 

I had to start with a classic, and it doesn’t get more classic than Grandma’s cookies!

This sour cream sugar cookie recipe is beyond heavenly.

In fact, they remind me of those addictive store-bought frosted cookies – only better!

Soft, fluffy, and oh-so-delicious, these are tasty with or without frosting. But if you’re eating cookies, why not go all out?

And if you choose to frost, it’s super easy to customize these to fit any holiday. That makes them perfect for parties.

Just be warned: you might have to make extra because they’ll be gone before you know it. 

2. Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Cookies

One bite, and these cookies might just become your new favorites.

I mean, there are very few treats out there as good as classic chocolate chip cookies

And this version is for those of us who like them impossibly soft and chewy.

They’re super fluffy and so moist from the sour cream. Plus, there’s just the right amount of chocolate and buttery goodness.

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These chocolate chip cookies are so tender, you don’t need any milk. That said, it can’t hurt, so dunk away!

3. Old Fashion Sour Cream Cut-Out Cookies 

Cut-out sugar cookies are so fun, and they’re ideal for kids.

Just make the dough (with the kids, if you dare!) and then let them pick the shapes.

Before you know it, you’ll have an army of dinosaurs, flowers, cars, and mermaids – all waiting to be devoured.

These cookies are super soft, which means they last a solid few days. So, they’re just what you need for themed parties, baby and bridal showers, or holidays. 

The buttercream frosting is also delightful. These are fun to make from start to finish!

4. Soft Sour Cream Sugar Cookies 

If you need a cookie recipe that’ll feed a crowd, stop scrolling. This sour cream cookie recipe is perfect for potlucks, picnics, and parties.

They’re also ideal for edible gifts. So if you’ve got people coming for a holiday bash, feel free to wrap a few up!

To make these cookies, you’ll use a method that’s somewhat out of the norm. Here, the sour cream is the binder that turns it into a roll-and-cut dough. 

These cookies are fun to decorate and even more fun to eat!

5. Red Velvet Cookies 

Red velvet cookies are just like portable little cakes. They’re super moist and wonderfully soft.

Red velvet cake – and cookies in this case – has a unique flavor. It’s rich but not quite like chocolate.

It’s more…red velvety. 

And, of course, no red velvet treat is complete without cream cheese frosting. The tangy top is creamy, delicious, and perfectly balanced.

6. Kringla Cookies 

Kringla cookies are traditional Norwegian Christmas cookies. They’re soft, sweet sugar cookies shaped into a figure eight. 

What makes Kringla cookies so unique is that they’re supposed to be baked until barely golden brown.

They aren’t meant to have any crispy edges. That way, the soft, fluffy, delicious cookies can shine without many different textures.

These cookies are upgraded sugar cookies that you just have to try.

7. Spiced Sour Cream Cookies 

Spiced sour cream cookies are perfect for the winter holidays. They’re soft, chewy, and filled with delicious spices.

These babies are full of warmth, thanks to the cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and nutmeg. 

And while the glaze is optional, it’s too good to skip.

This warmly spiced cookie recipe is fantastic with a little bit of sweet frosting drizzled on top.

Make them for any holiday party or cookie tin, and be prepared to share the recipe. I have a feeling people will want it! 

8. Blueberry Cheesecake Cookies 

Blueberries bring incredible flavor to everything they touch. And these cookies are no exception.

If you like blueberry muffins or blueberries in general, these cookies are a must-make!

The crumb is very cake-like, thanks to the sour cream. And every bite is bursting with blueberry freshness.  

Oh, and we can’t forget the cheesecake flavor! It’s out-of-this-world addictive.

9. Renée’s Sour Cream Twists 

Sour cream twists are a kosher dessert from Germany. They’re light, crispy, and perfectly delightful.

You only need a few ingredients for this recipe, and they’re definitely unique and impressive.

Since these cookies use yeast, the dough is very light and airy. And don’t worry, it’s not complicated at all.

Roll them in vanilla sugar before baking to get a crisp edge. Then, watch as your family gobbles them up (probably while they’re still warm).

10. Glazed Lemon Sour Cream Cookies

Lemon cookies are always tasty. But these glazed lemon and sour cream cookies are scrum-diddly-umptious!

With their soft and zesty crumb, they’re the perfect cookie to enjoy throughout the year. They’re bright and lemony while still being perfectly sweet.  

The glaze is a flawless finish. But really, they don’t need it – unless you want to boost the tart citrus, of course.

11. Soft Banana Bread Cookies 

Soft banana bread cookies are a great excuse to have cookies for breakfast (not that we need one, amirite?!).

Just imagine everything you love about banana bread, but picture it in cookie form. That’s basically what you get here, and I’m obsessed!

They’re a terrific way to use up those overripe bananas without getting out the loaf pan. 

And they’re especially scrumptious with a big mug of caramel latte.

12. Banana Whoopie Pie Cookies 

Whoopie pies are a classic type of sandwich cookie. They feature two insanely soft cookies with a delicious frosting between them. 

These are made with bananas and cinnamon for the most beautiful flavor. Plus, the frosting is a spiced cream cheese concoction that’s phenomenal.

Feel free to serve these as individual cookies with the frosting on top. Or leave the frosting off if you prefer.

Either way, you’ll definitely make them more than once!

13. Sour Cream Oatmeal Cookies 

Oatmeal cookies tend to be a love-hate type of dessert.

However, this sour cream and oatmeal cookie recipe is good enough to sway even the pickiest of eaters.

Featuring plenty of chewy goodness, delicious spices, and naturally sweet raisins or dates, they’re sure to be a hit.

Add some chocolate chips or walnuts (or both!) for crunch and extra decadence. Yum!

14. Italian Sour Cream Cookie Cutouts 

These Italian cut-out cookies are some of my favorites.

What sets them apart from other recipes is the sour cream (of course) and the hint of spice from some cinnamon.

These cookies are easy to make and are a blast to decorate, making them ideal for parties.

So, why not make a batch ahead of time and set up a cookie decorating station?

I bet all the kids – and probably some adults – will be excited to get stuck in!

15. Peanut Butter Cookies 

Peanut butter cookies are such a classic. That sweet, salty, and nutty taste is just too good to resist.

Super soft on the inside and crispy around the edges, I love the nostalgic fork marks on top.

But I adore the peanut butter flavor and heavenly texture of these cookies.

I would say they’re great for Christmas, but you probably won’t want to share!

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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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