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Sour Cream Cookies II

"These are delicious cookies that my mother made at Christmas, but are good anytime. Try making them using pecans, but any nuts will do. I like them with a cup of coffee. Top these cookies with icing."
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servings 352 cals
Original recipe yields 18 servings (3 dozen)


  • Calories:
  • 352 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 17.9 g
  • 28%
  • Carbs:
  • 45.8g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 4.8 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 26 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 170 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. In a medium bowl, cream together the shortening, sugar, eggs, and vanilla until smooth. Then stir in the sour cream. Sift together the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda; stir into the creamed mixture. Finally, stir in the pecans and raisins. Cover dough and refrigerate for 1/2 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheet.
  3. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto a cookie sheet. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. When cooled ice the cookies.

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  1. 23 Ratings

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These are a great cookie both for those who prefer a less-sweet version (as-is), and for those who like sweet (iced with Icing for Sour Cream Cookies on this site). I agree that they are almost...

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These were inedible.

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These are a great cookie both for those who prefer a less-sweet version (as-is), and for those who like sweet (iced with Icing for Sour Cream Cookies on this site). I agree that they are almost...

This is an excellent recipe. I baked these for a party and the cookies were a hit! The icing recipe for these cookies is excellent,too! Thank you, Celeste for a great recipe!

I baked several kinds of cookies this year and these were by far the easiest to prepare and the best tasting, be sure to use the sour cream icing.

These are easy to prepare and very tasty. I do wonder about the one teaspoon size cookies, however. I used my 1 Tablespoon cookie scoop and made 50 cookies. They baked in about 18 minutes at 350...

I mistakenly bought light sour cream and the cookies turned out fine. Wouldn't know I used the light in them. I made the first turn plain because I was afraid they wouldn't be any good and did...

My family has been making these for Christmas for over 40 years. They are always a crowd pleaser, and even the naysayers who dont like sour cream love them. They freeze well too. We have never i...

I have made these cookies for Christmas and I know that I will be making these at any time of the year! These are a wonderful little cookie. Not to sweet but very moist. They turned out to be...

Yum-yum, five stars! They are kind of like a scone, as another reviewer said but that's fine they go great with a cup of coffee! And the Icing for Sour Cream Cookies from this site really make...

These were inedible.