Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is an old family favorite. The secret ingredient is the sour cream which creates a very soft cookie. I always receive lots of compliments on these cookies. I do not remember exactly how many cookies this makes, but it is quite a lot.


  1. Put first 4 ingredients (dry ingredients) in the sifter and set aside.
  2. Cream shortening & 1 cup of sugar.
  3. Beat in the eggs.
  4. Stir in sour cream.
  5. Sift in the dry mix a little at a time. Mix thoroughly.
  6. Refrigerate until cold (1 hour).
  7. Mix 1 cup sugar with 3 teaspoons cinnamon.
  8. Mix in sugar/cinnamon mix with cookie dough.
  9. Drop a spoonful of cookie mix on a baking sheet. Dip a glass and water and press the dough to make a round cookie. Repeatedly wet the bottom of the glass to keep the dough from sticking.
  10. Bake at 375 for 15 minutes.