Old Fashioned Sour Cream Cookies Recipe

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Gabriel Published: July 5, 2020 Modified: December 11, 2020
Old Fashioned Sour Cream Cookies Recipe

This moist and simple cookie features a little lemon peel and a cinnamon-sugar topping. The taste isn’t as sour as you think. In fact, if you top it with our cinnamon-sugar topping, the flavors are a match made in heaven.

How To Make Old Fashioned Sour Cream Cookies

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A classic sour cream cookies recipe topped with a sweet and earthy cinnamon sugar topping.

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 12 mins
Total: 22 mins
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  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp vanilla , grated.
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • lemon peel
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened


  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  1. In large bowl, beat butter, eggs and 1 ½ cup sugar until light and fluffy.

  2. Add sour cream and vanilla, blending until smooth.
  3. Gradually beat in the dry ingredients.
  4. Cover and refrigerate one hour.
  5. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease cookie pans.

  6. Drop batter by slightly rounded teaspoonful, 2 inches apart.
  7. Sprinkle with the topping.
  8. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Cool on wire racks.
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