Sour Dough Cookies

Leialoha Garber


My father loved these cookies. He was the one who found or gave me this recipe so that I could make them for him! RIP Daddy Hal Garber! I loved the idea of using any milk I had in the fridge that had soured so that none of the milk I had would ever go to waste!! I hope you enjoy these!


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2 dozen or so
15 Min
15 Min


  • 3/4 c
  • 1/4 c
  • 1 1/4 c
    brown or white sugar
  • 2
    eggs, slightly beaten
  • 2 Tbsp
    lemon juice (optional)
  • 1 1/4 c
    buttermilk or sour milk
  • 1 tsp
  • 2-3 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 3 c

How to Make Sour Dough Cookies


  1. Cream shortening, butter and sugar. Beat in eggs, lemon juice, buttermilk and vanilla.
  2. Sift together dry ingredients. Mix with creamed mixture.
  3. Drop from spoon onto a greased cookie sheet. Sprinkle with sugar.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Sprinkle with sugar again if desired.

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About Sour Dough Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: German
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #sour, #milk, #drop

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