Monday, August 30, 2010

Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

I had some sour cream to use up and wanted to do something different than my usual sour cream coffee cake, and I am very glad I did!

Normally with cookie dough I have a bit more control, but with these, I used a measuring cup(!) to scoop out dough instead of just licking the beater. The sour cream brought a tangy flavor and made the dough a bit more airy. The finished product was just as delicious! The cookies are light, puffy and soft. They're not too sweet and have no sour cream flavor. This is a winner!

Do you have any cookie recipes with unique ingredients?

1 cup Sugar
1/4 cup Butter
1/2 cup Sour cream
1 Egg
1/2 teaspoon Baking powder
1/2 teaspoon Baking soda
1 1/2 cups All purpose flour 

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
In a small bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Set aside.
Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the egg and mix.
Alternate adding the flour mixture and sour cream the butter mixture, mixing after each addition. Start and end with flour.
Drop by teaspoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets. Sprinkle the tops with sugar. 
Bake at 425 degrees F for 8 minutes. Cool on a rack.

Yields 24 cookies (30 if you don't eat too much dough!)


  1. Yummmm...those sound so good!
    I'll try to come up with an unusual cookie :)

  2. these sound delicious. one of my favorite cookies with unique ingredients is a carrot cookie with cream cheese and orange zest frosting. you'd never guess they have carrot in them...they melt in your mouth.

  3. Indie.Tea- I look forward to hearing what you come up with!

    Megan- The carrot cookies sounds great. I made something similar ( not too long ago, but the orange zest is a great idea!

  4. What a fascinating ingredient for a cookie. I'd love to try it.
    *kisses* HH

  5. Those are wonderful cookies!! they look very adaptable....I may have to try my hand at those beauties!