Gluten free sour cream cookies are a soft and fluffy cookie that is perfect for holiday trays and weekday desserts. These are flavorful and simple with ample opportunities to spruce up for most every occasion.

Gluten free sour cream cookies on a square plate.

Simple yet Delightful

Keep these cookies simple by using a gluten-free flour blend. We like Bob’s Red Mill 1-to-1 blend here at Rootsy but use your favorite.

There’s nothing fancy to these cookies. Rather they are made of simple ingredients that shine through. Because these are a simple cookie use the best quality butter and sour cream available.

Change Up the Basic Cookie

If these cookies feel a bit too plain, there are ways to change it up:

  • Add 1 Cup of chopped nuts
  • Toss in 1 Cup of raisins or other chopped dried fruit
  • Add 1/2 cup of poppy seeds
  • Add 1 teaspoon (more or less to taste) of dried ground spice like cinnamon or ginger

Ways to Decorate Gluten Free Sour Cream Cookies

These are a very basic white cookie in appearance. There are several ways to decorate them for visual appeal as well as added flavor:

  • Spread a bit of melted chocolate on top.
  • Frost the cookies with any flavor frosting as desired.
  • Pour a little vanilla glaze over top and add sprinkles for color.

Freeze Extras

These are a moist and fluffy cookie that will last about 4 days if kept in an airtight container at room temperature. After that, they tend to get a little crumbly.

Gluten free sour cream cookies feeze beautifully. Simply put extra cookies in airtight containers or bags and freeze. Use the frozen cookies up within 6 months for best flavor.

These cookies will be firm when frozen but not ice cube hard. We found they’re quite delightful to eat straight from the freezer. They might also make good ice cream sandwhiches because of this quality.

Yield: 4 1/2 Dozen

Gluten Free Sour Cream Cookies

Gluten Free Sour Cream Cookies

Soft and fluffy gluten free sour cream cookies are a flavorful and simple dessert perfect for holiday buffets and weeknight desserts.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 Cup Salted Butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 Cups Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 4 Cups Gluten Free Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 Cups Sour Cream


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Line cookie sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper.
  3. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Set aside.
  4. Cream together the sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
  5. Beat in the eggs and vanilla extract.
  6. Add the sour cream and mix well.
  7. Slowly stir in the flour mixture until everything is incorporated.
  8. Drop by Tablespoonsful onto prepared baking sheets.
  9. Bake in the preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes. Edges will turn golden brown.
  10. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 Cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 97 Total Fat: 5g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 18mg Sodium: 64mg Carbohydrates: 13g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 6g Protein: 1g
We cannout guarantee the accuracy of these numbers. Please use them as a guideline only.
Gluten free sour cream cookies on a square plate.

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Kathie is a writer, gardener, and teacher living with her soulmate, Jeff, in northwestern Montana. As a fiercely D.I.Y. individual, she is dedicated to living a life made of her own hands as much as possible.

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