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I believe that salt is to food, what food is to life. In right proportions, it can heighten the taste of what you eat..and in the wrong - destroy! Even the most delicious sweets come added with some salt...to taste!

As for me, I've never enjoyed cooking. And as contrary to my owning a food-blog as it may sound, I always think about daily, routine cooking as a chore. But my tryst with the pots and pans began when I got a kitchen all to myself...I began experimenting and exploring new worlds in my own home. Some outcomes were excellent and some plain disasters. Then sprouted the need to keep track of all those good ones...and hence this blog!

Here, I share those experiments that pleased more than one palate!

April 28, 2010

Soft Sour Cream Cookies

If you have been following my posts lately, you'd have noticed the Sour Cream And Veggie Dip. Needless to say, I had sour cream left after I prepared this. I wanted to make something different and I could sense the baking ghost haunt me. And much to my interest, one of Food Network's popular chefs made these unique Southern American style of cookies. Not South American, but the southern reagion of the USA is where she hails from. From the past few years of my watching her shows, I've learnt that they have a lot of country style recipes that she shares. I thought I will try my hand at these...and share them with you. They turned out great...and if there was one thing that really intrigued me it was how the cookie would taste once baked. Would it be sour? Would it be sweet? Who knew! I simply baked! Much to my surprise, my little one who normally does not like sweet goodies, enjoyed this one. So, I can assure you it will be a hit with your kids. Go ahead and try it out...

1.5 Cups All purpose flour/Maida
1/3 Cup Sour Cream
1/2 Cup Confectioners Sugar
1/3 Cup Unsalted Butter, at room temperature
1 Egg, lightly beaten
3/4 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Salt

- Preheat oven to 350F
- Cream together sugar, butter and the egg until fluffy
- Add sour cream, flour, baking powder and salt
- Mix thoroughly to make soft, pliable cookie dough
- Pull out small portions of the dough and make balls of about 1/2 inch in diameter
- Press slightly with the palm of your hands to flatten
- Place on greased cookie sheet and sprinkle sugar on top of cookies before baking
- Bake for about 12 minutes at 350 degrees. Do not overbake as these are supposed to be soft and not browned. Apparently, the cookies will turn out to be hard if overbaked - So keep an eye!

Makes 2 dozen soft cookies


  1. Looks delicious adn yumm.. I have to try this

  2. Beautiful cookies, looks so perfect & delicious..i love sour cream so will def love these cookies too...thanks for sharing deepthi

  3. Woww wat a beautiful cookies, looks irresistible..

  4. The cookies look so delicious !! yummm ....

    @ Little Food Junction

  5. This sound interesting recipe.. Loved these cookes..:)

  6. They would just melt in the mouth..awesome cookies

  7. @ Smita - Do try them sometime!

    @ Jo - Yup. I was intrigued really by how they would taste...but just as a lil note..I'd think you need to develop a taste for 'em... which happes after downing a couple of cookies :)

    @ Gulmohar - Yup...melt-in-the-mouth they are!!

  8. Hey Deepti, ur cookies look so soft and yum. Love the pic of that bitten cookie. Looks good.

  9. Thanks, MD! As for that bitten cookie... I shoudl have mentioned in my post that it was my lil sonny who contributed to the pic lookin' so good. I had piled up four cookies...he picked up one and ate half and placed it back since I began yelling at him! Later I saw that it looked gorgeous...poor lil kiddo!

  10. Hi Deepti.loved ur recipe.i tried it the other day and it was a hit with my folks!the cookies were over b4 i knew it.

  11. Great Binsu! I am so glad you all enjoyed 'em. Keep checking back for more yum stuff!