These sour cream drops are an old fashioned sour cream cookie that comes from the southern US. They have a wonderful buttery nutmeg flavor and a cake like texture and actually get better with age.
If you have never tried these old fashioned sour cream drops, you are in for a treat. These cookies are a traditional drop cookie that melts down when cooking so they come out thin and chewy.
The flavor and texture of these old fashioned cookies:
The flavor of these sour cream drops is of sugar, butter and nutmeg and so delicious. As I mentioned above, these actually get better with age by making them the perfect cookie to leave on the counter to nibble on through the week.
I think I should name these cake cookies because that is kind of what they remind me of. These sour cream drops are not like regular sugar cookies. I love to add them to my cookie boxes at the holidays to go along with my salted shortbread and snowball cookies.
Now as the name suggests, these cookies are made with sour cream. They are a one bowl kind of cookies and really easy to make.
Here are the ingredients you will need for these sour cream cookies:
- All purpose flour.
- Sour Cream
- Baking powder
- Baking soda
- Brown sugar
The combination of the brown sugar and nutmeg is what really makes these cookies more cake like and chewy. It is so light still and not heavy at all. You can easily eat a bunch of these cookies.
Making these old fashioned sour cream cookies is a cinch too. Just mix together your dry ingredients then cream your sugar and butter together, add your wet ingredients and then mix everything together.
The result is a very creamy dough that you will drop on to a sheet pan. Make sure to leave space for the cookies to spread when they are baking.
Here is what the dough looks like:
Super simple! I hope you try these sour cream drops and love them as much as we do. These definitely deserve a spot at your table for any occasion.
Old Fashioned Sour Cream Drops
- sheet pan
- 2 cups All purpose flour
- 1 cup light brown sugar packed
- ½ cup butter room temperature
- ½ cup sour cream
- 1 egg large
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp nutmeg
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp kosher salt
- Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees.
- In a medium bowl add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg and mix together.
- In a large bowl, add your butter and brown sugar and mix on medium speed for 2 minutes to cream.
- Now add your egg and vanilla mix until combined.
- Now add half of your dry ingredients to your wet and mix on low speed until combined.
- Add the remaining dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix again until combined.
- Drop a tablespoon of dough on to a sheet pan making sure to leave about 2 inches.
- Do this until all of your dough is used up.
- Place in the pre-heated oven for 12-15 minutes or until the edges just start to brown.
- Let cool completely.
- Dust with powdered sugar before serving.