This recipe makes a soft and chewy drop style sugar cookie.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
30
Yield:
5 dozen
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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Lightly grease cookie sheets.

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  • Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and mix thoroughly.

  • Add the flour, baking powder and baking soda alternately with the sour cream to the butter mixture.

  • Drop by teaspoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets and bake at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) for 8 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

177 calories; protein 2.2g 5% DV; carbohydrates 23.8g 8% DV; fat 8.4g 13% DV; cholesterol 38.2mg 13% DV; sodium 115.2mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (38)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2007
From other reviewers I expected these to be much more thick/cakelike so I decreased the amount of baking powder by almost half. According to gourmetsleuth.com: "Baking soda must come in contact with an acid in order to form carbon dioxide gas which in turns makes the baked product rise." Sour cream is one of those acids. Anyway these turned out fluffy and flavorful. I didn't want to ruin them with icing so we enjoyed them plain! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/14/2003
the texture of these cookies turned out very cake-like which i find unappealing in a cookie. and they really only needed to be baked about 6 &1/2 minutes. Read More
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44 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2007
From other reviewers I expected these to be much more thick/cakelike so I decreased the amount of baking powder by almost half. According to gourmetsleuth.com: "Baking soda must come in contact with an acid in order to form carbon dioxide gas which in turns makes the baked product rise." Sour cream is one of those acids. Anyway these turned out fluffy and flavorful. I didn't want to ruin them with icing so we enjoyed them plain! Read More
(31)
Rating: 4 stars
09/08/2009
There are at least 17 reviews on here and most of them reference that these are soft cake-like cookies. The TITLE of the cookie is "Soft... " So why ae people still complaining about soft cake-like cookjies in their reviews??? For goodness sake people what are the reviews for if not to warn you away from things you're probably not going to like? (Of course there's other reasons to read the reviews too.) Anyway I thought these were really good - soft as I expected and wanted. Not bursting with lots of flavor but I know that too from the reviews - and that's what I was looking for. Good cookies that were perfect with the spicy peaches that went with them! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2003
This is the best sugar cookie recipe ever. My children and I made a batch of these wonderfully thick and soft cookies and they lasted less than a day. It's fantastic by my family.:):) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/19/2006
I think they are great! They are cake-like and very thick and soft. Also good if you add a teaspoon of vanilla extract. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/13/2009
These are as others reviewed soft cake-like cookies. I found them to be very tasty. You have to expect them to be cake-like for the recipe calls for 3 eggs. If you don't want your cookie like cake decrease to 2 eggs instead of 3. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/14/2003
the texture of these cookies turned out very cake-like which i find unappealing in a cookie. and they really only needed to be baked about 6 &1/2 minutes. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/08/2010
I love this recipe and the fact the cookies are cakelike. I do agree they're a little bland but that's why there are spices....makes it perfect to give your own touch!! Thanks for the recipe:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/08/2010
These were nice light cake like cookies just as described! I did add a touch of vanilla extract. My husband described them as simple but good. I agree! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/16/2003
Absolutely terrible -- completely cake-like. If you want a cake then make a cake not cookies. I threw these all out and started over with a different recipe. Read More
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