Friday, May 1, 2009

Southern Sour Cream Cookies

When we were growing up, one of the cookies Mom always made was the Southern Sour Cream Cookie. They were one of my favorite to make because I was always eager to grease the bottom of a juice glass, dip it in cinnamon sugar, and smash the cookies with it. What fun for a kid...and also a great way to get them involved!

These cookies are very soft with a mild taste. In fact, upon your first bite, you may think "These are nothing special...what's the big deal?" But I assure you, these cookies will have you coming back for more! For some reason, they call to you from the cookie jar. They're great with tea, and I'm sure they'd be good with coffee too...but we wouldn't know that personally, because Sheri and I don't drink it! So if you're a coffee drinker, try these out with your coffee and let us know!

Southern Sour Cream Cookies

1 c. shortening (I use butter, of course!)
2 c. sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. sour cream
5 c. flour
3 tsp. baking soda
3 tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon

Cream shortening (or butter, if you don't fear the butter!!) with 2 cups of sugar. Add the eggs, vanilla, and sour cream and mix well. Sift the flour with the soda into the creamed mixture. The dough will get very thick...don't worry about it at all. Drop the cookies by teaspoonful onto a greased cookie sheet. Now mix the 3 tbsp sugar with 1 tsp cinnamon in a small bowl or ramekin. Grease the bottom of a drinking glass and dip it into the cinnamon-sugar mixture and press each cookie to flatten. You may have to re-grease the bottom of the glass periodically. Slide them in the oven and bake at 350 for 12 minutes or so.

Pour yourself a big glass of milk, or a cup of coffee and sit down to enjoy the fruits of your labor! And then quickly pack up the rest and take them to work! It's the only way to stop yourself, AND you'll be the most popular person in your office...well, for the day anyway. :)


joy stclaire said...

Wow.... a post from a real live person!! I feel the pounds jumping on while reading this!!! But sounds soooo good!

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ciao chica!

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