Sunday, May 15, 2011

Sour Cream Raisin Cookies

I apologize to everyone who has been been my blog only to see that not much has been written here in the past few months.   I think part of the reason for my slacking is my getting a smart phone.  Being constantly plugged in is actually taking a lot of my time while at the same time often coming in handy when I need to get that map or check that important email.  And then there is Facebook.   After a couple years of resisting, I finally gave in.  I don't know, but I am considering eventually weaning my self off of it.  I have a love hate relationship with it.   I love to be able to connect, but have a hard time finding a balance between sharing information and bragging about stuff.

Anyway, I want to get back to blogging.  It is my only way to remember life.  Something happened to my memory after birthing three munchkins.  I need to WRITE to remember everything now.  So, I will write this recipe for these awesome cookies that I made today.  My husband looooves raisins but is not too crazy about oatmeal raisin and is tired of chocolate chip cookies, if you can believe it.  So, I wanted something soft like chocolate chip but lighter and fluffier than oatmeal raisin.  So I found this recipe here, followed it per letter and they turned out delicious!

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. In a large bowl, beat the butter, 1 1/2 cups sugar, eggs, and vanilla until fluffy.
  2. Sift flour with baking powder, baking soda and salt. At low speed, beat sour cream into the egg mixture, gradually beat in the flour until well mixed. Add raisins and mix by hand. Refrigerate dough for 1 hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease baking sheets.
  4. Mix the 1/2 cup white sugar with the ground cinnamon.
  5. Drop spoonfuls of dough 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. Sprinkle cookies with the cinnamon sugar mixture. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Let me know how it turns out if you make it with whole wheat flour.  Hope you enjoy these as much as we did!

P.S.  I am turning off private setting per my sister's request who hates to sign in all the time :) 


  1. ooh, i was going to ask you if you turned off the private settings because your posts started showing up in my list :)

    but i am the same, i blog to remember stuff. because otherwise i would forget what's been going on in a couple of days...

  2. Yes, Tanya. I read through some of my blog entries from the past and understood that I am so glad I have them to go back to, reread and re-live those memories!