Big Soft Sugar Cookies

READY IN: 50mins
YIELD: 24 cookies




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Grease large cookie sheets.
  • In medium bowl, mix first 4 ingredients until well combined; set aside.
  • In large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, cream butter and 1 cup of the granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in sour cream, eggs and vanilla.
  • Beat in half the flour mixture until just combined. Stir in remaining flour mixture with a spoon (dough will be very soft). Spoon dough by heaping tablespoons on prepared baking sheets about 3 inches apart, making about 24 cookies.
  • Butter the base of a flat bottomed glass that about 3 inches wide. Dip bottom of glass into the remaining 1/4 cup granulated sugar. Use sugared glass to flatten cookies into 3 inch rounds, coating bottom of glass with sugar each time.
  • Sprinkle cookies with some coarse sugar.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until tops spring back when lightly pressed. (Cookies will be very light in color).
  • Immediately remove to racks to cool.