Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

The sour cream chocolate chip cookie recipe turns out a light and fluffy, moist chocolate chip cookie! Don't blink your eyes-these delicious morsels will be gone that fast!


2/3 cup salted butter, softened

1/2 granulated sugar

1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar

1/2 cup sour cream

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)



Large bowl

Medium bowl

Cookie Sheets


Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2: Lightly grease cookie sheets; set aside.

Step 3: In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

Step 4: In a large bowl, with an electric mixer set on medium-high speed, beat the butter and sugars together until light and fluffy.

Step 5: Add sour cream, egg, and vanilla extract; beat until well blended.

Step 6: Stir in flour mixture; blend well.

Step 7: Stir in chocolate chips, and chopped nuts (optional).

Step 8: Drop tablespoons of dough 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.

Step 9: Bake 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown. Transfer cookies immediately to a cooling surface.

Makes about 40 cookies.

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