Can we get a “hallelujah” for just the mere thought of how delicious these are going to be… every single time?! Some cookies deserve a little praise, but these Sour Cream Cookies will have you singing until the cows come home. The moist addition of rich sour cream in the batter with the sweetness of the icing makes these cookies stand stacks-of-butter beyond the rest! Every time you make a batch or two of these bites of heaven, you know everyone will be running back for more. Sour Cream Cookies give the ordinary sugar cookie a run for its money. That little zing of flavor sure makes a difference. So, the next time you need a little sweet stuff in your life, make a batch or two. No one will be able to hold a tune to you!

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  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more, as needed, for flouring a worksurface
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, divided
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk
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Step 1 –In a large bowl, add the flour, the salt, the baking powder, and the baking soda and whisk well.

Step 2 –In another large bowl, add the butter and the granulated sugar and use an electric hand mixer to mix, about 2 minutes.

Step 3 –Add the egg, 1/2 teaspoon of the vanilla extract, and the sour cream to the butter mixture and mix well.

Step 4 –Slowly add the flour mixture to the sour cream mixture and mix well.

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Step 5 –Tightly cover the dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate, about 1 hour.

Step 6 –Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Step 7 –Line an 18×26-inch baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 8 –Lightly dust a clean, flat surface and a rolling pin with the extra flour.

Step 9 –Use the floured rolling pin to roll out the chilled dough to 1/4-inch thickness.

Step 10 –Use a cookie cutter to cut out all of the rolled dough and place the cookies on the prepared baking sheet.

Step 11 –Bake the cookies until the edges just start to turn light brown, about 7 minutes.

Step 12 –Transfer the cookies to a wire rack and let them cool.

Step 13 –In a large bowl, add the confectioners’ sugar, the remaining vanilla extract, and the milk and mix well until it reaches a medium-thick consistency.

Step 14 –Ice the cookies and serve.