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Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Cookies

I was looking for MORE chocolate chip cookie recipes because it seems that my daughter ONLY ever wants plain ‘ol chocolate chip cookies.

So I oblige.

Yes, sometimes I spoil my kid rotten, but she’s my kid and, well, honestly, we all love chocolate chip cookies. This just gives me an excuse to try another recipe.

As I was making this batter, I was going through my collection of chocolate chips, sprinkles, and left over Christmas candy that has been in the cupboard.

I still had half a bag of Green and Red Holiday Chips and Green and Red M&M Pretzels.So I had my Little Cup divide them up – Red for Valentine’s Day and Green to save for St. Patty’s Day.

I then divided the batter into three bowls and made MAN Cookies for Mr. Quart!

These Cookies are filled with the M&M Pretzels, a few standard chocolate chips, and a handful of walnuts.
The perfect way to my man’s heart!
Then, I took the red chocolate chips and added them to the batter and added some red sugar sprinkles.
They tasted great, but didn’t photograph too well….
Finally, I gave into my Little Cup and made her some plain chocolate chip cookies.

I added way too many mini-chips and they were so good!!

These cookies did not last long in our household!

Mr. Quart couldn’t tell that they were made with sour cream and my daughter ate the batter without complaint. I could taste a bit of a “tang” when taste-testing the batter, but there was no tang to the cookies.

Just soft, yummy cookies!

Yield: 4 dozen

Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Cookies

Adding sour cream to these Chocolate Chip Cookies makes them extra soft and fluffy!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chocolate chips (I used mini chips)


    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
    2. Combine first six ingredients in the mixer. Add in dry ingredients until combined. Mix in chocolate chips.
    3. Drop heaping spoonfuls onto a parchment or silicon lined cookie sheet and bake for 12 – 15 minutes.
    4. Leave the cookies to cool for two minutes on the sheet before transferring to a wire rack.


Thursday 2nd of November 2017

How many cookies does this recipe make?

Karyn Granrud

Friday 10th of November 2017

You will easily get 2 - 3 dozen cookies from the recipe depending on how big you make the cookies. Enjoy!


Monday 11th of February 2013

I've never had cookies with sour cream in them... they sure look YUMMY!!

Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality last week!!!

Shauna {The Best Blog Recipes}

Friday 8th of February 2013

Holy cow... these look good! This is definitely going on my cookie rotation. Yes, it's sad but we have a cookie rotation like we have a dinner rotation. We love our desserts around here!

Hope to see you again this weekend at my link party @The Weekend re-Treat

Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen

Tuesday 5th of February 2013

Congrats on becoming a dot com! I just found your blog-so cute! And how freaking adorable that the cookie is the c in the top photograph so clever! Have a great week :)


Monday 4th of February 2013

They look amazingly delicious! Never put sour cream in my cookies before, so I HAVE to try it :) The presentation with the cookie as the C is gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza - see you there again this week with more deliciousness :)

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