Grandma's Famous Frosted Sour Cream Cookies

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It’s not Christmas in my neck of the woods until my Grandma’s Famous Frosted Sour Cream Cookies make an appearance! These cookies are a serious crowd-pleaser, and NEED to be added to your Christmas cookie repertoire. Soft and fluffy, with an almond-vanilla frosting. It’s like cake but in cookie form! Mmmmm!

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No healthy ingredient swaps here. Just good ole’ fashioned butter, sugar, and flour. Tis the season for balance, grace, and enjoyment when it comes to food. As I posted on Instagram, it’s silly to believe that food’s only purpose is just fuel. Food is deeply intertwined with tradition, family, celebration, love and joy. And isn’t that what this season is all about! So go and enjoy this holiday season with vibrance, joyfulness and self-love {and maybe a cookie or two!}


Grandma’s Famous Frosted Sour Cream Cookies

YIELD: 5 dozen

BAKE TIME: 10 – 12 minutes


Cookie Dough

  • 3-1/4 C sifted all-purpose flour

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

  • 1 C butter

  • 1-1/2 C sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 Tbs vanilla extract

  • 1/2 tsp almond extract

  • 1 C sour cream


  • 1/4 C butter

  • 1-1/2 C powdered sugar

  • 1/2 tsp almond extract

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 2 Tbs half and half

  • Dash of salt



  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

  2. Sift flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder together in a large bowl

  3. In a separate bowl (or KitchenAid mixer), cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Beat in eggs, vanilla extract, almond extract, and sour cream.

  4. Add dry ingredients alternately with sour cream and butter mixture.  Chill thoroughly in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

  5. Drop level tablespoons, 2 inches apart, on to a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Keep the dough well-chilled until baked, taking only a portion of dough out of the refrigerator at a time.

  6. Bake for 10 - 12 minutes

  7. Let cookies cool before frosting.


  1. Cream butter, and add the remaining ingredients until mixture reaches a creamy, spreading, consistency.

  2. Top cookies with a light layer of frosting and enjoy!