SOUTHERN SOUR CREAM PECAN COOKIES

Sour Cream Pecan Cookies - The Southern Lady Cooks

Southern sour cream pecan cookies are good anytime and wonderful for the holidays.    They have such a wonderful flavor and are very easy to make.  You will love these Southern treats and your guests will come back for more! These cookies make a wonderful gift for any occasion.  You could double the recipe if you want to make a lot.  They keep well in an air-tight container.  You might also like our recipe for Old-Fashioned Molasses Cookies.

Pecan cookies are wonderful anytime and made with simple ingredients!

Oil

Eggs

Sugar

Vanilla flavoring

Sour cream

All-purpose flour

Baking powder

Salt

Baking soda

Pecan pieces

Topping

Sugar

Cinnamon

These cookies are a Christmas tradition at my house however they are delicious year round. Great way to use up any leftover sour cream. Every holiday season we make gift bags of delicious homemade goodies and these cookies are always in the bag. I havent met anyone yet that didn’t love them! Great reviews:

“I had some sour cream left over and hate wasting food. Saw your recipe and it looked so easy to put together. Made them in no time and were excellent. I put mini chocolate chips in the batter as we have a nut allergy in our home. Sprinkled them with some sugar and baked. Will definitely keep this recipe. Thanks!” – Fran

“So glad that I bumped into this recipe of yours. I had made these cookies years ago but lost the recipe in a move. I made a quick batch this morning and they were perfect. They are also mostly gone. My grandchildren loved them. I am following you now!” – Lisa

“Yummy! I just made them. Rolled them in cinnamon sugar like a snicker doodle, they are not too sweet, like I was afraid. They are beautiful with a great texture. These are definitely going to be Christmas gifts!!! But first, we have to eat this batch.” – Leigh

Full recipe in recipe card below.

Sour Cream Pecan Cookies - The Southern Lady Cooks

 

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5 from 9 votes

Pecan Cookies

Southern sour cream pecan cookies are good anytime and wonderful for the holidays.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pecan Cookies
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup oil I use Canola
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup pecan pieces

Topping

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl whisk together the oil, eggs, sugar, vanilla and sour cream. Add flour, baking powder, salt, and soda and mix well with a large spoon. Fold in pecans. In a smaller bowl mix the sugar and cinnamon for the topping. Batter will look like cake batter. 
  • Drop by tablespoon full onto a very lightly sprayed cookie sheet. Sprinkle a pinch of the sugar and cinnamon topping on each cookie. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven 15 to 20 minutes. Makes about 2 1/2 dozen depending on the size you make the cookies.

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19 Comments

  1. I made these today and used a combination of white sugar and brown sugar and I eliminated the cinnamon and sugar topping as I didn’t want them too sweet. They were awesome. Great way to use up some leftover sour cream (which is what I needed to do). They did spread a fair bit, but they are soft, and pillowy and it’s like biting into a cloud. I must admit I had to taste a few of them before they fully cooled. Easy recipe and delicious cookies.5 stars

  2. I had some sour cream left over and hate wasting food. Saw your recipe and it looked so easy to put together. Made them in no time and were excellent. I put mini chocolate chips in the batter as we have a nut allergy in our home. Sprinkled them with some sugar and baked. Will definitely keep this recipe. Thanks!5 stars

  3. So glad that I bumped into this recipe of yours. I had made these cookies years ago but lost the recipe in a move. I made a quick batch this morning and they were perfect. They are also mostly gone. My grandchildren loved them. I am following you now!5 stars

  4. I made these and they tasted wonderful, but my batter was not like cake batter, it was very stiff and the cookies did not spread out, but were still very good. What did I do wrong?

  5. These cookies look like they will be soft . My husband likes soft cookies and I will make them for him if someone will reply on here and tell me if they are a soft cookie.

  6. Mom use to make these for us all the time. Afamily favorite & traditon all year. Miss you mom. Happy birthday

  7. Yummy! I just made them. Rolled them in cinnamon sugar like a snicker doodle, they are not too sweet, like I was afraid. They are beautiful with a great texture. These are definitely going to be Cristmas gifts!!! But first, we have to eat this batch 🙂5 stars

    1. Leigh-Leigh, Thank you for your comment. I look forward to making a couple of batches for a dinner party with friends.

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