This is a drop cookie. I have been making it for over 35 years. It is the first cookie I ever made!!!

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Ingredients

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

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Cream butter to consistency of mayonnaise. Add sugar gradually, while continuing to cream.

  • Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla and beat until light and fluffy.

  • In a separate bowl, mix and sift flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda.

  • Add dry ingredients alternately with sour cream; beginning and ending with dry ingredients.

  • Drop by teaspoons or tablespoons depending on the size cookie you want. Sprinkle cinnamon-sugar mixture over the tops of the cookies. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

237.5 calories; 3.3 g protein; 37.3 g carbohydrates; 39.8 mg cholesterol; 229 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (60)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/03/2003
It is a very good cookie to cut out and quick to bake. but i did find out something you kneed to sift the flour then measure it my dough was stick and i didn't have enough flour in the mixture. Other than that it is a good cookie and easy to do. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/12/2003
I have made this cookie twice now. Both times it has come out like a cake instead of a cookie. I followed the recipe very closely. I don't think it tastes like a sugar cookie at all. The dough was great tasting but I think I'm going to make it into a cake and frost it. Read More
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71 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 34
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 4 stars
07/03/2003
It is a very good cookie to cut out and quick to bake. but i did find out something you kneed to sift the flour then measure it my dough was stick and i didn't have enough flour in the mixture. Other than that it is a good cookie and easy to do. Read More
(50)
Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2007
Wonderful recipe! My grandma made a similar recipe with buttermilk. This one is much more moist and tender. I used a cookie scoop so they took less time to cook. Around 6 minutes. Also just used sanding sugars instead of cinnamon and sugar. Very good and yes cakelike. when I was a kid we called these type of cookies sugar cakes! Very yummy indeed!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2003
This is one of the first cookies I made when I started baking as a young girl. It has been a tradition for Christmas every year. I have now passed it on to my daughter. I add a tsp of Nutmeg for an little added touch. My all time favorite. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2008
So happy to have found this recipe! My mom used to make these for me when I was a kid. We called them Sour Cream Softies. The recipe appeared back in 1970 in an issue of Family Circle. The cinnamon-sugar is really what makes the cookie here. As other reviewers have said this cookie is soft and "cake-like" but that's why they're called SOFT sugar cookies. The dough is very sticky but we always just kept in the refrigerator and then formed it into balls and placed them on the cookie sheet... worked like a charm! Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe. It brought back so many happy memories of baking with my mom. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/02/2008
This was very good. Not a crispy or chewy sugar cookie. It was dense and soft- exactly what the title states. I substituted 1 CUP plain yogurt for the sourcream and the recipe turned out fine. These cookies would make a perfect combination with mocha frosting to make a "whoopie pie" type sandwich cookie. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2005
Really great Taste.... I used frosting instead of the cin.and sugar. loved the Cookies...they get really puffy but still good!!! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/12/2003
I have made this cookie twice now. Both times it has come out like a cake instead of a cookie. I followed the recipe very closely. I don't think it tastes like a sugar cookie at all. The dough was great tasting but I think I'm going to make it into a cake and frost it. Read More
(8)
Rating: 1 stars
11/09/2005
This is a great pancake recipe but I was looking for a sugar cookie recipe. Oh well. Back to the drawing board. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2010
I love these cookies, you can vary them and add cocoa, molasses, or even cinn/sugar and make snickerdoodles. My children love them. Not all cookies have to be chewy/firm or crunchy to be cookies. Sometimes they can be cakey. It's good to be different. Read More
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