Thursday, April 15, 2010

Sour Cream Oatmeal Cookies

Amber gave me an unspoken challenge the other day. She shared with me a cookie from a local bakery that was the most wonderful cookie ever. Instead of just sharing and enjoying together she threw the gauntlet and said something to the effect that she wished she had a recipe like that. Obsessing, I began my journey to find the cookie recipe. And I think this is it!!!

The original recipe for these cookies can be found here. I was lucky enough to stumble upon it one day and must share it.

Sour Cream Oatmeal Cookies (as good as Amish)


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar, dark
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup white raisins
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats


Sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
In a medium mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars; beat in egg and vanilla.
Stir remaining sifted ingredients into the first mixture with the sour cream.
Stir in raisins and oats.
Drop by tablespoonfuls a few inches apart onto lightly greased baking sheets.
Bake at 375° for 12 to 15 minutes.
Let cool on pans for about 30 seconds; remove to racks with spatula to cool.
Store in tightly covered container separated by sheets of plastic wrap or waxed paper.


ButterYum said...

Yum - we love oatmeal cookies, but I don't think I've ever seen a recipe that called for sour cream. Must try!


Pam said...

Your cookies look delicious and I bet they are so moist and great! It's a little different with the sour cream and I will have to give it a try!

Vicki said...

Wow! I have never seen an oatmeal cookie recipe with sour cream. Brilliant!

Virginia Taylors said...

Butter yum, Pam and Vicki..These are so easy and yummy. I hope you will give them a go.

Vicki said...

I'm getting an autographed copy of Harold's book for you. I'll send you my email so you can let me know where to send it.

Amy said...

I googled sour cream oatmeal cookies and look who's blog popped up second!!! Going to make them right now:) I miss your yummy treats (and you and your family too, of course)!

Virginia Taylors said...

How did they turn out? So good to hear from you!