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Sour Cream Oatmeal Cookies


A recipe for oatmeal cookies made with sour cream, brown sugar, and dates or raisins.

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar, dark
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup finely chopped dates or raisins
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats


Sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt. In a medium mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars; beat in egg and vanilla. Coat dates with 1/4 cup of the sifted dry ingredients. Stir remaining sifted ingredients into the first mixture with the sour cream. Stir in date mixture and oats. Drop by tablespoonfuls a few inches apart onto lightly greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 12 to 15 minutes. Let cool on pans for about 30 seconds; remove to racks with spatula to cool. Store in tightly covered container separated by sheets of plastic wrap or waxed paper.
Makes about 4 1/2 to 5 dozen.

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