4th of July Sour Cream Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

4th of July Sour Cream Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Have a fun 4th of July with these sour cream sugar cookies! It’s the perfect cookie recipe for cutting into patriotic shapes with cookie cutters. And the cream cheese frosting is easy to dye red, white, and blue for fun decorating!

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Hey y’all, Tiffany here.

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been making these sour cream sugar cookies with my mom.  I continued doing that as an adult in college.  My mom even mailed some to me both Christmases that I was a missionary in Puerto Rico!

When Phillip and I were first married and his family came out for our December wedding, my mother-in-law tried these cookies and fell in love.  After they went home, she emailed me to ask for the recipe so she could make them with my new brother-and sister-in-law.  They’ve now become a family tradition in her household, too!

Everyone I’ve ever introduced to these cookies has told me that they taste so much better than traditional sugar cookies – and they’re right.  Try them for yourself and see!

The best part about these sour cream sugar cookies is they work for any holiday, not just Christmas! You just need the right cookie cutters!

4th of July Sour Cream Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

The “secret” ingredient for these sour cream sugar cookies is in the name – the sour cream!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 5 cups flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp. baking soda

Directions

Cream together:

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 eggs

Add in:

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Mix together and then slowly stir in:

  • 5 cups flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp. baking soda

Be careful not to over-beat! Roll out on a floured surface to 3/4″.  Cut into circles or use cookie cutters to cut these sour cream sugar cookies with cream cheese frosting into whichever shapes you’d like!

Bake at 425* for 5 minutes.  Allow to cool completely before frosting.

4th of July Sour Cream Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Cream Cheese Frosting

You can’t enjoy these sour cream sugar cookies without topping them with cream cheese frosting! It’s super easy to dye for each occasion.

Ingredients

  • 1 cube (1/2 cup) butter
  • 8 oz softened cream cheese
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • up to 5 cups powdered sugar

Directions

Beat together:

  • 1 cube (1/2 cup) butter
  • 1 pack (8 oz) softened cream cheese

Add:

  • 1 tsp vanilla

Alternate adding these items while beating:

  • 1/4 total cup milk
  • Up to 5 cups of powdered sugar

You need to alternate adding sugar and milk so it doesn’t clump!  Keep on beating until smooth and at the desired texture.  If mix is too runny, just add a bit of powdered sugar.  If it is too thick, and a tiny bit of milk.

Tip: this is my favorite frosting recipe for cinnamon rolls!

Decorated Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

Here are some amazing ideas on how to decorate these sour cream sugar cookies for the 4th of July.

Decorating and photos done by Sara Welburn Photography.

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