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Sour Cream Drop Cookies

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"Tried for years to duplicate my nana's recipe. I was a bit skeptical about the lemon extract but it is what it needed!"
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27 m servings 73
Original recipe yields 66 servings (5 1/2 dozen cookies)


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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease baking sheets.
  2. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg together into a bowl.
  3. Beat 1 1/2 cups sugar and butter together in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition; blend in sour cream and lemon extract. Gradually stir flour mixture into creamed butter mixture until dough is combined.
  4. Drop dough by rounded tablespoons, about 3 inches apart, onto the prepared baking sheets.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown around the edges, about 4 minutes. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon sugar over cookies; top with walnuts and raisins. Continue baking until bottoms of cookies begin to brown, 3 to 4 minutes more. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 73 calories; 3.7 9.4 0.9 14 61 Full nutrition

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This recipe make the most delicious lemon cookies that melt in your mouth. I didn't have lemon extract so I used the juice from a whole lemon + a little bit of lemon zest. I recently purchased c...

I made this recipe because it contained ingredients that I had on hand. Well, at least I thought I did. Turned out I didn't have quite enough sugar or raisins. I already had the rest of the d...

This recipe works very well. It is very dainty and gentile. I think I might add a bit more lemon to give a bit more punch but that is personal preference. I made them larger, a tbsp full at l...