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Thursday, May 02, 2013

Sour Cream Drop Cookies - A Variation

Apparently I've been feeling nostalgic a lot lately.  I made Grandma's Molasses Cookies last week, and this week I've been craving her Sour Cream Drop Cookies.

I decided I wanted a little bit of a different flavor - so I used brown sugar instead of white, and changed the way I made the glaze to make it taste a bit like caramel.  Here's how it turned out:

Brown Sugar Caramel Sour Cream Drop Cookies


~ for the cookies~

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

~ for the glaze ~

  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • Hot water

Mix together all cookie ingredients; drop on cookie sheet.

Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

For icing the cookies, cook butter until brown, then add powdered sugar and enough hot water for a smooth consistency.

Dip the cookies in the glaze.  {you can use a knife and frost them if your glaze is thicker}

These were so tasty!  They had the very consistency that my Grandma's recipe had, but a slightly darker, more caramel-y flavor - exactly what I was hoping to attain!

These may be old-fashioned cookies, but they are classics for a reason - they're terrific!  And even the changes I made didn't take away from the basic feel of the cookie.  I think it was a success.

Do you ever try to change recipes?

zentMRS - Love in the Kitchen
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  1. Susan, I love to bake cookies. Sort of therapeutic I guess. These sound delish.
    Thanks for sharing your ideas.


  2. These look absolutely delicious.