Sour Cream Chocolate Cookies

This recipe for Sour Cream Chocolate Cookies is based on an old prize winner from Country Woman magazine.

Sour Cream Chocolate Cookies

The original version calls for 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips and 1/2 cup white chocolate chips. I’m finicky about where I like white chips, so I used 1 1/2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips. At any rate, the soft, thick, cakey and not-overly-rich dough was a perfect foil to chocolate chips. If you need sturdy-yet-moist and thick cookies, these are perfect. Fuzz, who loves chocolate but isn’t a big fan of super rich chocolate cookies, was crazy for these. One warning. Be careful not to over-bake! Personally, I’d err on the side of underbaking and letting the cookies cool and cook internally. Once you nail the bake-time with your own oven, you’ll love these.

Sour Cream Chocolate Cookies
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Double chocolate cookies with sour cream in them.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 36
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (I don't recommend using light for this recipe)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour (spoon, don't scoop)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips or use a mixture of chocolate and white chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and both sugars. Beat in egg, sour cream and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Stir in chips. Drop by rounded
  3. tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes
  4. or until set - do not overbake. They should still look kind of moist on top when you take them out. They will set as they cool.
  5. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
  6. Makes about 3 dozen

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  1. says

    yum. the title of these cookies sounds great on its own. and then the photos make them even more enticing! thanks for posting this one– i can’t wait to try them for myself.

  2. Liz says

    I made these tonight, and they were so good! Exactly what I was hoping for.

    Thanks for always having great recipes!

  3. Sharlynn says

    I found this recipe a few months ago and my son LOVES them. I froze a batch for Christmas but they need a snack for school – so off they went. I lost the recipe and had no idea where to find it when by chance I just found it again!! I could cry – They’re that good. THANK YOU!

  4. caroline says

    i just made these, they are so good! when i took them out they didnt look all that chocolatey but they were awesome, dont go short on chocolate chops! thanks for the recipe. i love your website.

  5. Winnie says

    I am so happy to have found this recipe again. I had it a few years ago out of the country women magazine and lost in in the move. My kids have been asking me to make them, they are amazing.

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