Sour Cream Drop Cookies

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Sour Cream Drop Cookies is a lovely Christmas cookie that my mother makes since my childhood. It was not my favorite cookie when I was younger. It seem more appropriate for adults in comparison to other fun kid cookies like Chocolate Drop Cookies with Chocolate frosting. Over the years, I have a new appreciation for this cookie with its soft, tender texture topped with cinnamon sugar. They pair perfectly with a cup of tea.

Sour Cream Drop Cookies on red napkin on a white plate. Hot tea, cinnamon stick, and tea pot are next to the cookies.
Sour Cream Drop Cookies

Sour Cream Drop Cookie Recipe

Sour Cream Drop Cookies are simple to make with few ingredients. The sour cream is a key ingredient adding moisture and richness. They are quick to make since refrigeration or frosting is not necessary. Just mix together a few ingredients, drop the dough on a cookie sheet and bake. Cool for a few minutes and enjoy a soft, light cookie with a generous topping of cinnamon sugar. Plus you get to enjoy the delicious aroma of cinnamon – no need to light a candle when baking these cookies! 

A bonus with these light fluffy cookies are the low calories. They come in at about 70 calories per cookie! That means we can have a couple of them with our tea – it does not get much better than guilt-free cookies!!

Closeup of Sour Cream Drop Cookies on a red napkin and white plate
Sour Cream Drop Cookies

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Sour Cream Drop Cookies

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Bite into soft, super-moist Sour Cream Drop Cookies with a lovely cinnamon topping. Perfect with a cuppa tea!
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Course: Cookies, Desserts, Holidays
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sour Cream Drop Cookies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Servings: 36 Cookies
Calories: 72kcal
Author: Bernice


  • Cookie sheet
  • Cookie cooling rack
  • Parchment paper
  • Small bowl
  • Flour sifter
  • Mixing bowl and mixer (ie., stand up mixer or hand mixer)
  • Small bowl


Dry Ingredients

  • 2 cup Flour sifted
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda

Wet Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Butter room temperature
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 cup Sour Cream full fat

Cinnamon Sugar Topping

  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon


Oven Preparation

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until centers are set and lightly brown.

Cookie Preparation

  • In a small bowl, sift together flour, salt, and baking soda.
  • Using a separate mixing bowl and an electric mixer cream together the butter and sugar.
  • Beat in the egg.
  • Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients while alternating with sour cream. Blend until smooth.
  • In a separate small bowl mix the sugar and cinnamon for the topping.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line a cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • Drop the cookie dough by heaping teaspoonful onto the cookie sheet.
  • Sprinkle the Cinnamon Sugar Topping over the cookies.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until centers are set and lightly brown.
  • Let cool slightly then move to a cooling rack.

Recipe Notes

Calories are approximate depending upon cookie size.
Nutrition Facts
Sour Cream Drop Cookies
Amount Per Serving (36 cookies)
Calories 72 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 68mg3%
Potassium 18mg1%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 86IU2%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.