1. Food
Send to a Friend via Email
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Mama's Soft Sugar Cookies

User Rating 3.5 Star Rating (5 Reviews)


Mama's Soft Sugar Cookies
Soft sugar cookies with butter and sour cream and vanilla.

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, sift before measuring
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla*
  • 1/2 cup sour cream


Into a bowl, sift together the sifted flour, baking soda, and salt. In a mixing bowl, cream butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla with an electric mixer. Beat for 2 minutes. Add sour cream and half of the sifted dry ingredients; beat 1 minute. Stir in remaining dry ingredients with a wooden spoon. Divide dough in half and roll each portion out on a lightly floured surface to 1/4-inch thick. Cut with floured cookie cutter. Place cookies on greased cookie sheets; bake at 400° for 8 to 10 minutes. Store soft sugar cookies in an airtight container.
Makes about 6 dozen soft sugar cookies.
*Replace part of the vanilla with ground nutmeg, if desired.

Soft Sugar Cookies I
Sugar Cookie Recipe
1954 Sugar Cookies
Sugar Cookies II
Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies
Brown Sugar Nut Cookies
Brown Sugar Cookies II
Sugar and Spice Cookies
Holiday Sugar Cookies

Cookie Recipes Index
Sugar Cookie Recipes Index
Candy Recipes
Dessert Recipes Index
Candy Recipes

Slow Cooker Recipes | Casseroles | Main Recipe Index
Weekly Crockpot Recipe Newsletter

User Reviews

Reviews for this section have been closed.

 5 out of 5
Finally!!! I have been looking for this recipe!!!, Member katkran

Wonderful recipe when you change vanilla to 1tsp. and add 1tsp. nutmeg. I too found that keeping the cookies a little thicker made them better. Perfect for Christmas cookies that you plan on adding frosting to. Love, love, love them.

3 out of 3 people found this helpful.

See all 5 reviews

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.