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Sour Cream Drop Cookies

Rated as 4.8 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 146
Original recipe yields 33 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: 146 calories; 7.3 18.8 1.8 28 123 Full nutrition

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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...

The best lemon cookie I've ever had. It's so soft and tender, and the nutmeg is perfect with the lemon extract -- never would've thought they'd go so well together. I didn't use the nuts, and un...

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 did not have lemon extract and instead added fresh lemon and rind, as another reviewer mentioned. I would add dried cranberries next time. The texture of the cookie was soft and fluffy. Wonde...

Absolutely fantastic! My daughter said they were like little clouds so soft and poofy!

Amazing! Will put in 1/2 cup raisins (twice as much) next time.

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...