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Sugar cookies are great for any Holiday but are a must for Christmas! These Sour Cream Sugar Cookies will have everyone coming back for seconds!
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Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

Course Cookies


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 cups flour + some for rolling out


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a medium bowl combine the dry ingredients and stir together.
  • In a mixing bowl, cream the shortening and sugar until blended.
  • Add the sour cream.
  • Add the vanilla and eggs and beat until combined.
  • Gradually blend in the dry ingredients.
  • Roll out on lightly floured surface to desired thickness.
  • Use desired cookie cutters and place on cookie sheet.
  • Bake for about 8-12 minutes depending on size of your cookie cutter, potentially less if using a smaller cookie cutter.
  • Cookies are done when edges start turning.
  • Leave cookies on cookie sheet to cool.
  • Decorate as desired.