Sour Cream Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal cookies
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    35 mins

These sour cream oatmeal cookies are soft and chewy. The cookies are filled with dates or raisins. If you like nuts in your cookies, add about 1/2 cup of chopped pecans or walnuts.

What You'll Need

  • 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

How to Make It

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

Makes about 4 1/2 to 5 dozen.

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