Sunday, March 8, 2009

Sour Cream Drop Cookies

This is another one of my Grandmother's recipes. When I first saw this recipe I was intrigued at the use of sour cream. I've seen plenty of cakes, muffins and breads that use yogurt or sour cream but haven't really come across anything, much less a cookie that used sour cream. Let's be honest, I haven't really been looking, but I am always on the look out for new recipes and I can't say I noticed anything like this before. I don't remember eating at Grandma & Grandpa's when I was younger but it was one of the many recipes in the book my Dad has back at their house. As most of my Grandmother's recipes have been, this was super easy with very little by way of directions, just through it in a bowl mix and bake.

Sour Cream Drop Cookies
makes 20-24

1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1¾ cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
½ cup shortening
¼ tsp salt
½ cup sour cream
1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 375F. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Drop onto a prepared cookie sheet, leaving an inch between each drop. Bake in preheated over for 12-15 minutes.

These weren't exactly a hit with the boy, although he couldn't pinpoint exactly what he didn't like about them. So, I brought them into the office and they went over very well. Everyone at the office tends to prefer it when the boy turns his nose up at something because it means they'll get more. The cookie has a light and cakey texture that I liked. I may try to use cocoa powder next time for a chocolate cookie.


MaryBeth said...

Thanks for stopping in for a visit at my site...I love the sound of these cookies and would have never thought to use sour cream in a cookie recipe. They look fabulous.

Janice said...

But please tell us, was the dough good? I love sour cream in batters!

Jen H said...

I loved the dough and the finished cookies! And so did my co-workers.

Anonymous said...

Mmm, sounds like they'd have a wee bit of tang in the bite. Love that.

Jen H said...

They sure do!

suz said...

Yummy. I want some!