Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Sour Cream Drops Recipe - Circa 1968

Thank goodness for my high school Home Economics classes!  I was taught many useful cooking skills there and continue to use some of the recipes learned (i.e. icing recipes, apple crisp, savoury meat pie, just to mention a few).  Do you remember the old spirit duplicator machines used in school to make copies of assignments and things?  This is how my old school recipes were printed - with the purple colour ink - way before photocopiers but hey, it worked just as well - or did it?

Here is one of those "old" recipes that I learned in high school.  It's one that I like to bake at Christmas time.
These cookies are moist and delicious and the recipe makes approx. 9 ½ doz. small cookies.
½ Cup butter – softened
1 Cup brown sugar
½ Cup white sugar
2 Eggs
1 Cup Sour Cream
1 tsp. vanilla
2 ½ Cups flour
½ tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. cloves
1 Cup chopped dates
1 Cup chopped glasé cherries
2 Cups raisins
1 Cup chopped nuts
1 Tbsp. grated orange rind
Cream butter and sugars.  Add eggs, sour cream and vanilla.  Mix well.
Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and cloves.  Stir dry ingredients into butter mixture.  Add nuts and orange rind.  Drop by tsps. onto greased cookie sheets and bake at 375F for approx. 10 min.
Can be frozen or kept in cool place for 1-2 weeks.  Hint - best if not piled on top of each other because they tend to stick together and don't look quite as nice.  Put waxed paper between layers for storing.


  1. awesome picture of your china cabinet and dishes

  2. Now these cookies look very familiar. They had a different name...but were almost identical to a favorite in our home way back when!


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