Drool-Worthy Father’s Day Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting & Sour Cream

Have your kids give their dads these awesome Fathers Day sugar cookies! They can use cookie cutters to shape and decorate with the cream cheese frosting. It’s a great Father’s Day activity for kids and a cute DIY Father’s Day gift children can make.

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

Fathers Day Sour Cream Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Why Father’s Day sugar cookies is a thoughtful gift

Father’s Day is a special day that allows us to appreciate and celebrate the important men in our lives. One way to show your love and appreciation for your father is by giving him a thoughtful and personalized gift. Making Fathers Day sugar cookies is a perfect way to do just that.

When you take the time to create something from scratch, it adds a special touch that cannot be replicated by simply buying a gift from the store. Baking is a labor of love and making something homemade for your dad will make him feel special and appreciated.

Secondly, making Fathers Day sugar cookies is a fun activity that you can do together. Baking is a great way to spend quality time with your Dad, and it is a fun and enjoyable activity that you can both participate in.

By working together to create something delicious, you can bond over shared experiences and make lasting memories.

Thirdly, making Father’s Day cookies is a great way to showcase your creativity. When you make sugar cookies, you can decorate them in any way you choose, making them a unique and personalized gift. You can use cookie cutters to create shapes that are meaningful to your dad or add personalized messages with icing. By using your creativity to make something special, you can show your dad how much you value him.

It is super simple and also cost-effective way to give your dad a thoughtful gift. Homemade gifts can often be more budget-friendly than buying something from the store, and sugar cookies are no exception. You can purchase the ingredients needed for the cookies at a low cost, and you can make a large batch of cookies to give to your dad or even to share with the entire family.

Finally, making Father’s Day cookies is a gift that keeps on giving. Your dad can enjoy the cookies for days after Father’s Day, and he can even share them with friends and family. By using simple ingredients and creating a batch of these fathers day cookies, you are giving your dad something that he can enjoy and share with others, which can make him feel proud and appreciated.


Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

The “secret” ingredient for these sour cream sugar cookies is in the name – the sour cream! Sour cream sugar cookies with cream cheese frosting are a delightful gift to make for Father’s Day. The secret to making these Father’s Day cookies fluffy and light is the sour cream. The ingredients for the recipe include sugar, butter, eggs, sour cream, vanilla, flour, salt, and baking soda.

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 the rolled dough 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.

While they bake and cool, you can make this cute Father’s Day craft.

Fathers Day 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. The cream cheese frosting is made using a combination of butter, cream cheese, vanilla, milk, and powdered sugar.

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 soft or runny, just add a bit of powdered sugar.  If it is too sticky or thick, and a tiny bit of milk.

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

Decorated Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

Decorating these cookies is a fun activity that you can do with your kids to make them special for Father’s Day. You can cut out cookies into shapes that your father loves or that reflect his hobbies and interests. Use the cream cheese frosting to add intricate details and color. Some great decoration ideas for Father’s Day include golf balls, baseballs, or footballs, tools, ties, or mugs, among others. The possibilities are endless!

Here are some amazing ideas on delicious recipes on how to decorate these sour cream icing sugar made cookies for Father’s Day.

Decorating and photos done by Sara Welburn Photography.

Sour Cream Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Sour Cream Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Yield: 2 dozen

These delicious but easy sour cream sugar cookies with a cream cheese frosting are light and fluffy, and they are are perfect for cutting into fun shapes with cookie cutters!

Topped with a delicious homemade cream cheese frosting, these cookies are perfecting for making and decorating with your children to share with others.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 cubes butter (1 1/2 cups)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 5 cups flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 pack (8 oz) softened cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 5 cups of powdered sugar

Instructions

Cookies

  1. Cream together the sugar, 1 cup (2 cubes) butter, and eggs.
  2. Add in sour cream and 1 tsp vanilla
  3. Mix together
  4. Slowly stir in flour, salt, and baking soda
  5. Be careful not to over-beat!
  6. Roll our onto a floured surface to 3/4" thickness.
  7. Cut into circles or use cookie cutters.
  8. Bake at 425 degrees for 5 minutes. Allow to cool completely before decorating.

Frosting

  1. Beat together 1 cube butter and cream cheese
  2. Add 1 tsp vanilla
  3. Alternate adding powdered sugar and milk while beating
  4. You need to alternate or else it will clump up
  5. Keep on beating until smooth and at the desired texture
  6. If mix is too runny, just add a bit of powdered sugar.  If it is too thick, add a tiny bit of milk.

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