Sour Cream Softies

"This recipe appeared about 30 years ago in Family Circle magazine: Cinnamon-sugar "frosts" the tops of these big old-fasioned puffs. They are soft and a bit cakelike and puff up high in the center. I have added chocolate chips to these sometimes too and they were quite nice like that as well :-)"
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Ready In:
36-42 cookies




  • Measure flour, salt, baking powder, and soda into a sifter.
  • Cream butter or margarine with sugar until well blended in a large bowl: beat in eggs and vanilla.
  • Sift in flour mixture, adding alternately with sour cream to make a thick batter.
  • Drop by by rounded Tablespoonfuls, 4 inches apart, on greased cookie sheets; spread into 2 inch rounds; sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar.
  • Bake in hot oven (400°F) 12 minutes, or until lightly golden around the edges.
  • Remove from cookie sheets; cool completely on wire racks.

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  1. I am so happy I tried this recipe. The taste of these cookies reminds me of something from my childhood! I only made half the recipe, just to be sure I was going to like them, and now I am really sorry I didn't make the whole thing. My daughter loved them too, and she doesn't usually care for anything that I make a fuss over, typically 12 I guess!! thanks, these will be made again!!
  2. I added 2 eggs and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. These wonderful treats are similar to Snickerdoodles!Very, very GOOD! [Editor's Note: the recipe has been updated based on these comments. 9/8/02]
  3. This is exactly the recipe I had been searching for! They came out wonderfully soft and extremely tasty. A real hit!
  4. babylucol is exactly right. The directions say to to add eggs and vanilla but somehow they are not listed in the ingredients. She is rigth on about the amounts too 2 eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.They are listed in the recipe I have but somehow got cut off when I submited the recipe here. I just sent in a correction to add them.
  5. Very soft...very tasty.



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