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These really are Grandma's Best Sugar Cookies! They're perfectly soft, a little bit chewy, with the right amount of tang from the sour cream. Don't forget the buttercream frosting! showmetheyummy.com #sugarcookies #cookies
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Grandma's Best Sugar Cookies

These really are Grandma's Best Sugar Cookies! They're perfectly soft, a little bit chewy, sweet, tangy, and topped with an ultra-thick and creamy buttercream frosting.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: buttercream frosting, easy, fluffy
Servings: 36 cookies
Calories: 150kcal
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Ingredients

Cookies

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 cup sour cream room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 batch best vanilla frosting

Instructions

Cookies

  • Cream together butter and sugar in a large bowl. 
  • Add in eggs, sour cream, and vanilla.
  • Pour in flour, baking soda, powder, and salt and mix until fully combined.
  • Cover bowl with saran wrap, place in fridge, and let it chill for an hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with a silicone mat.
  • Scoop dough onto a prepared baking sheet using a cookie scoop and bake in preheated oven for 8 - 10 minutes. (Time will depend on cookie size - if using a large cookie scoop, I like 14 minutes)
  • Remove from the oven and let rest for 2 minutes on the cookie sheet before transferring them to a cooling rack.
  • Let cookies cool completely before frosting. 
  • Frost, top with sprinkles, if desired, and enjoy!
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Notes

These cookies actually taste better the next day, so feel free to make these ahead of time!

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie with frosting | Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 93mg | Potassium: 30mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 0.5mg