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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.

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    Karyn Granrud

    Karyn Granrud

    I'm Karyn, a mom and wife, and I founded this little baking blog. Baking and making desserts have been my passion since I was a kid. I love experimenting with different flavors and sharing delicious recipes with all of you. Read more.

    24 thoughts on “Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Cookies”

    1. YUMMY recipe!! …& it's way cute how you took a bite to turn the cookie into a "C" for the photo! L O V E it 😉 Pinning … thanks for sharing ; )

      Have a fab week!!

    2. I always think I have finally found THE chocolate chip cookie recipe, and then I find a new one and think then hmmmmmm… maybe this one will best it! 🙂 Pinned this & will definitely be giving it a go soon- maybe this weekend? 😉

    3. My Mother made these cookies for years and they are now known as "Granny Cookies" She would make several batches at a time and freeze them to hand out to the grandkids. They always asked for them. This past Christmas my Grandson who is 17 asked for "Granny Cookies" for Christmas. Oh course, he got them. We all Love these cookies and one batch doesn't last very long.

    4. 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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