This is a wonderful recipe I got from my mom when I was a child.

Recipe Summary

3 dozen


Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Blend together 1/2 cup butter, brown sugar, egg, vanilla, and sour cream. Add in the baking powder, soda, and flour. Stir in the nuts.

  • Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto buttered baking sheets. Cook at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from oven, and cool on wire racks.

  • To Make the Icing: Heat 1/2 cup butter or margarine in a saucepan until it is light amber colored. Remove pan from heat, and stir in confectioners' sugar and the milk. I sometimes have to use more milk to get the icing smooth and creamy. Frost cookies.

Nutrition Facts

316 calories; protein 3.6g; carbohydrates 39.2g; fat 16.9g; cholesterol 43.3mg; sodium 199mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (4)

5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
Excellent recipe! My grandsons'loved the cookies. A keeper for bake sales and company. I am going to freeze some. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I followed the recipe to a T. They were like little cakes. My husband and I devoured them. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I made these cookies and shared them with family and friends. They were very well liked. My grandson especially liked the frosting. For my perosonal taste I thought the cookie itself was a little bland; Tinank goodness for the cashews and frosting. The recipe makes a lot of cookies so it would be perfect for a potluck or large crowd. M Read More
Rating: 5 stars
These are addicting! The frosting is so yummy! I made them exactly as recipe stated. Next time I may add some cinnamon to cookie. Read More