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Soft Sugar Cookies

Old fashioned sugar cookies made with sour cream
Servings: 20


  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • sprinkles


  • Cream butter, gradually add sugar. Once mixed add sour cream.
  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Add eggs one at a time. Add Vanilla. Sift dry ingredients together including nutmeg and salt. Add in a little at a time. Chill thoroughly. I like to divide the dough by four, and wrap each individually.
  • Work with one piece of dough at a time, leaving the rest in refrigerator.
  • Flour surface and when using cooking cutter, pull dough away from cutter, as this is soft dough.
  • Roll out, cut into desired shapes.
  • Sprinkle with sugar, or decorate accordingly. I used raisins for ghost eyes and glazed bat cookies after baking and then did the sprinkles.
  • Bake at 350 for 9 minutes for average size cookie.


I found this soft dough works best chilled overnight. Options for topping are frosting or melted white chocolate.