Sarah's Sour Cream Cookies

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 12 mins

These actually came from Sarah's x-mother in law's mother but Sarah is the one who makes them for us. Excellent cookies and you can change the same basic recipe up quite a bit.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Beat sugar, margarine and eggs together.
  2. Sift dry ingredients together.
  3. Add liquid flavoring (vanilla or see below) to sour cream.
  4. Add dry ingredients to margarine mixture alternately with sour cream mixture, mixing well.
  5. Drop by spoonfuls on cookie sheet. Grease the bottom of a glass and dip in sugar, flatten cookies.
  6. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes.
  7. *Alternative flavoring combinations: in lieu of vanilla. 1 tsp lemon or 1 tsp cinnamon & 1 tsp nutmeg & 1/2 tsp cloves. 1/4 cup cocoa & 1 tsp vanilla. Brown sugar in lieu of white and 1 tsp vanilla.


Most Helpful

great cookie. Cookies stayed soft for days and loved the mellow flavors and ease to wipe up.

cfrods_12464671 March 09, 2014

I have made this recipe a few times now. It always is well received. I have made a few changes to it though. I used butter and since I made these as an Easter treat, I used 1 tsp. lemon extract and 1/2 tsp. vanilla. Also, I added the rind of one lemon to the dry ingredients. I made them into 1/4 cup balls and flatten to approx. 1/4 inch, and baked for 10 mins. I like them a little chewy. When they came out of the oven I sprinkled them with pastle sugars. They were very attractive and yummy!

mythreesons April 12, 2007

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