sour cream pancakes

Holiday Cookie Cutter Pancakes

Adorable fluffy and delicious sour cream pancakes perfect for your Christmas breakfast table!
Course Breakfast
Keyword pancakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 1/2 tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 2 tbsp salted butter for frying
  • maple syrup for serving
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar for serving


  • In a large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk eggs, vanilla extract, milk, melted butter, and sour cream.
  • Pour sour cream mixture into the dry ingredients while mixing with a rubber spatula until just combined.
  • Heat a griddle to medium low and add and lightly brown a pat of salted butter.
  • Meanwhile, spray cookie cutters with a non stick cooking spray and add on top of butter
  • Scoop 1/4 cup of batter and pour into cutter molds. Add desired extras on top (blueberries, chocolate chips, etc) and cook for 2 minutes until bubbles form and pop on top
  • Flip cutters with tongs and remove pancakes from the cutter molds. continue to fry for an additional 1-2 minutes until done
  • Serve immediately with a drizzle of maple syrup, powdered sugar, and softened  butter.