12 Days of Christmas Cookies: Mama’s Old Fashion Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

This sour cream sugar cookies recipe is sure to become a family favorite and one you’ll pass down from generation to generation!  It is so soft and moist and the hint of nutmeg is perfect for the holidays.




snowflake cookie


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 5 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp nutmeg

Makes 3-5 dozen depending on size & shape of cookie.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

In large bowl or stand mixer, combine first 5 ingredients.  Beat together until well blended.

Sift remaining ingredients together and gradually add to sugar mixture, mixing well after each addition.

Roll cookies out on well floured surface to approximately 1/4″ thick  (or slightly thicker for more moist cookie) and cut into desired shape.

Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.

Allow cookies to cool completely before decorating with your favorite icing recipe!

snowflake cookie


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About the author: Racquel is a stay at home mom with an extensive background in interior home design. She loves baking & creating beautifully decorated treats, cooking new and unique recipes for the whole family, designing and decorating on a budget with upcycled projects, and making kid and grown-up crafts. You can find Racquel at www.faithflourcreamandsugar.com

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