Sour Cream Drops
Total TimePrep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
- 1/4 cup shortening
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 to 4 teaspoons hot water
- In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, sour cream and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Chill for at least 1 hour.
- Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 425° for 7-8 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
- For frosting, melt butter in a saucepan until golden brown; stir in confectioners' sugar, vanilla and enough water to achieve a spreading consistency. Frost cooled cookies.
Nutrition Facts1 cookie: 80 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 44mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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Jun 29, 2019
These cookies are wonderful it brings back great memories my mother passed away 25 years ago and she made these cookies which everyone loved so thank you it brings back happy memories for me .
Jan 5, 2014
These are wonderful cookies. They have a cake-like texture, soft , nice and delicious. The icing make them even more irresistable. Very highly recommended!!
Nov 17, 2011
These cookies are great! Very nice texture, and the frosting is just right--not too sweet. Very easy to make. These are my son's favorite cookie, and he is a picky eater. I doubled the ingredients for the frosting so that there was enough for all the cookies. I will make this recipe again.
Oct 10, 2011
The first time I made these cookies my husband thought they looked like buttered biscuits. He kept asking me where the cookies where. After I went over and pointed them out he tasted them. Between him and my 2 children none where left for friends. They are very good. I make them several times a year and always get requests.
Dec 30, 2010
Nov 2, 2010
Use a generous portion of baking soda and powder. Refridgeration is not needed before baking if all of the flour mixture is added at once. Must double or triple the icing recipe to get the generous portions shown in model picture. Otherwise fast & easy to make.
Oct 26, 2010
These cookies (when made correctly) are delicious and addicting!!! I had to substitute the shortening with butter, because I didn't have any on hand. I will be making these cookies over and over again!
Sep 6, 2010
Would prefer to use butter and not shortening. I don't like trans fats.
Sep 3, 2010
VERY GOOD. I ADDED 1 TSP. NUTMEG. ILOVE NUTMEG AND ALWAYS ADD IT TO THIS TYPE OF COOKIE. I ALSO ADDED POWDERED SUGAR TO THE CONSISTENCY I LIKED FOR THIS FROSTING. MY GRAND KIDS LOVED THEM.
Apr 30, 2010
These were good, but the frosting didn't work at all. At first it was solidifying before I could spread it and after adding the water, it was soupier than a glaze.