Chocolate Sour Cream Cookies Recipe

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Chocolate Sour Cream Cookies

Christianne FitzRandolph

By
@redhatlady54

This is a favorite in our family for more than 50 years. It's not Christmas without them.


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Rating:

Serves:

Not sure

Prep:

1 Hr

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2 3/4 c
flour
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
salt
2 oz
chocolate, unsweetened
1 c
raisins
1/2 c
butter, unsalted
1 1/2 c
sugar
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1/2 tsp
almond extract
2 large
eggs
1 c
sour cream
1 c
walnuts

FROSTING:

2 oz
chocolate, unsweetened
2 Tbsp
butter, unsalted
6 Tbsp
cream
3 c
powdered sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together. Set aside.
2
Melt 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate and allow to cool.
3
Wash and dry raisins. Chop walnuts and set both aside.
4
Cream butter and sugar together.
5
Add eggs and extracts to butter mixture and beat well.
6
Add cooled chocolate and mix well.
7
Add dry ingredients alternately with sour cream. Batter will be very thick.
8
Stir in raisins and nuts.
9
Cover and chill well (overnight is best). Batter must be cold to keep the cookies from spreading too much. It is helpful to return the bowl to the refrigerator between batches.
10
Make frosting before you start baking! Melt chocolate and butter over low heat. Add powdered sugar and cream alternately, stirring between additions. Frosting should be thicker than a glaze, but thinner than a cake frosting. If too thick, add a little cream. Heating frosting will help thin it out. Frosting must be warm when frosting cookies or it will not spread well. Return pan to low burner between batches.
11
Drop rounded teaspoonsful of batter onto ungreased cookie sheet.
12
Bake at 400 degrees for about 8 minutes. Cool on cookie sheet about 2 minutes. Long enough for cookies to firm up, but not completely cool.
13
IMPORTANT STEP: As soon as the cookies are cool enough to handle, frost with warm frosting and set on cooling rack to cool. Frosting will harden as the cookies cool.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American