Holiday Gifts #1! Sour Cream Cookies

The recipe that you’ll see is not a typical holiday cookie but I will admit that it is my all time favorite cookie. When I first started to bake, I treasured my Fanny Farmer Cookbook.  It was easy, it was basic and I was a “newbie”.
If anyone gave me a gift of these, I would love them forever!    And because nutmeg is the flavoring, I’m including a little jar of nutmeg complete with grater.


2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
5 Tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon vanilla ( I tend to be a little heavy handed on the vanilla )
2 cups flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg


Preheat oven to 375F **
Line cookie sheets with parchment.
Beat eggs well and then add sugar, sour cream, melted butter and vanilla.  Make sure all is well incorporated.
In another bowl, mix the flour, baking soda and nutmeg together and add to the egg mixture–again, incorporating well.
Using a teaspoon or small scoop, place on cookie sheet.
Bake for 10 minutes or until golden.

**Thanks to Fellow Broad, Danielle Hanscom, I always bake cookies at 300.   I would check these after 12 minutes and continue to bake until done.

The William Henry Miller Inn 

Lynnette Scofield
The Ithaca Broad

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