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Sour Cream Chocolate Cookies

These soft chocolaty sour cream cookies can be easily altered to make several different varieties —I've added everything from mints to macadamia nuts to them. —Tina Sawchuk, Ardmore, Alberta
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    about 3 dozen


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup vanilla or white chips


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, sour cream and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Stir in chips.
  • Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until set. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 239 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 156mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
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  • Amrita
    May 20, 2020

    I came accross this recipe originally because I'm looking for ways to use up a tub of sour cream before it expires. Little did I know at the time that these would be the best double chocolate cookies I've ever made/eaten! I replaced the white chocolate chips with..... You guessed it, more semi sweet chocolate chips! They came out amazing, soft inside with a slight crunch outside! I think next time I'll try forming them more into balls so they come out prettier. These are just amazing, thanks for this recipe!

  • jmkasprak
    Apr 1, 2019

    This is more of a note to myself! I like to several batches of cookies and then bake them all at one time, so I usually refrigerate all of my cookies. This recipe doesn't lend itself well to that method. The dough became VERY sticky after chilling. Yummy cookie!

  • WendellaC
    Feb 13, 2019

    Made these tonight and was not disappointed! Very yummy right out of the oven. Was craving chocolate but didn't want the usual so found this recipe and wanted to try it, with the sour cream it really sounded interesting. Glad I did - two thumbs up, with cookie crumbs on them!

  • NJ_mommy_1
    Nov 21, 2018

    These cookies were delicious! I did not have any nuts to add so I just added all chocolate chips but in the future I will add nuts because you can tell that they will be delicious as well. As Tina said, you can tell that this recipe can be altered with using different add ins. Thanks again!

  • geipa
    Apr 29, 2018

    excellent recipe. Used only chocolate chips. Family liked them and will make again.

  • bassetgirl
    Nov 29, 2017

    I totally agree with "bicktasw" description. The am't of batter the recipe suggested per cookie seemed like it was going to be too small, but it is JUST RIGHT! This will definitely be my "go to" recipe for a chocolate cookie. I didn't use nuts, this time, but I may use macadamia nuts next time.

  • bicktasw
    Nov 21, 2017

    Very good chocolate cookie! Slightly crunchy on the outside ....... VERY moist and chewy on the inside! The chocolate flavor is much like a brownie. The crunchy outside takes this cookie to the next level .... now you can have your crunchy cookie ..... and chewy cookie at the same time!!

  • lorstout
    Aug 24, 2017

    Excellent soft cookie. My FIL has difficulty eating hard or crunchy cookies, so these are perfect for him! Since I don't like nuts in cookies, I added oats and triple chocolate chips (milk, white and dark). Delicious! I will definitely make these again.

  • 2124arizona
    Jul 3, 2017

    These cookies are so yummy!! I'll be fixing these again!!

  • shannondobos
    May 16, 2016

    This is exactly the type of chocolate cookie I was looking for. It's a good cross between a brownie and a cookie....Too chewy to be considered cake like, but not chewy enough to be a traditional chocolate chip cookie to me. I'll definitely make again when I'm looking for a triple hit of chocolate!