Virtual Cookie Swap (2nd recipe)

For the past 12 Days I have drooled over recipes that Kathy from Bermuda Onion and Julie from Booking Mama have put up on the blogs.  Today they are asking that we join in on this recipe swap by writing our post and linking chocolate recipes to Booking Mama and traditional cookies to Bermuda Onion. Both sites are offering a copy of The Christmas Cookie Club book to one lucky winner who submits a recipe!

This is a recipe my grandma used to make when I was a kid.  This is a second recipe being submitted for the Virtual Cookie Swap.

Favorite Sour Cream Cookies


1/2 cup shortening

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar

2 eggs

1 cup sour cream

3 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

2 cups chopped fav. nut (optional)



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 nuts. Cover this and refrigerate for 1/2 hour.


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.


Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.

15 Comments on “Virtual Cookie Swap (2nd recipe)

  1. Um, YUM! I have just mentally veganized it in my head while reading, and I’m totally going to try it this Christmas! 🙂

  2. Those both look so yummy. I love sour cream cakes so I imagine these must be wonderful!

  3. Both of these recipes look awesome, and I will definitely be trying the sour cream recipe! Thanks for sharing it!

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