Sour Cream Oatmeal Cookies

Have you heard about Cookie Central from Crisco? It’s is an amazing new on-line resource from Crisco all about cookies and bar desserts. There are tips, videos and tons and tons of delicious recipes.

Sour cream oatmeal cookies

Sour Cream Oatmeal Cookies

Spring is in the air and there is no better way to celebrate the new season than with cookies!!!

I am not a huge fan of oatmeal cookies. Don’t get me wrong, I will eat them. I will never turn down a cookie. I just don’t roll like that.  So why did I pick a recipe with the title, Sour Cream Oatmeal cookies? Who knows, your guess is as good as mine. No rhyme or reason to my way of thinking. But I am glad I choose these cookies to make from Cookie Central.

This is the perfect cookie for you if you don’t like oatmeal cookies. I say this because my best friend Bobbi was at my house when I took them out of the oven. I told her to try them, she said, “No, I don’t like oatmeal cookies.” I gave her the look of death and she tried them. Well Mizz Bobbi, the oatmeal cookie hater ate TWO!

My husband said, “These are oatmeal cookies??”

I would say they are sophisticated. Not too sweet, no cinnamon or raisins, not chewy nor held together with sweet gooey-ness. I added the chocolate chips to the recipe. The chocolate worked amazing in the recipe. They are soft and delicate. I ate way too many..what else is new?


Sour Cream Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate chips
Recipe type: Cookie
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A delicate not too sweet oatmeal cookie.
  • 1 cup Crisco Butter Shortening or 1 stick Crisco Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening Stick
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • ⅔ cup powdered sugar
  • ⅔ cup sour cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups quick rolled oats
  • 1½ cups All-Purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tarter
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips (my addition to the recipe)
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ cup ground or very finely chopped pecans
  1. Combine shortening, brown sugar and ⅔ cup powdered sugar in bowl of electric mixer. Beat at medium speed until well blended.
  2. Combine oats, flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Add gradually to shortening mixture at low speed. Beat until well blended. Add the chocolate chips and blend until incorporated. Refrigerate overnight or until firm enough to handle.
  3. Heat oven to 350.
  4. Combine ½ cup powdered sugar and pecans.
  5. Shape dough into 1¼-inch balls. Roll balls in powdered sugar mixture.
  6. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet.
  7. Bake 13-16 minutes or until top is crackled and dull and the cookies are set.
  8. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet.
  9. Place on cooling racks to cool completely.
Be careful when you remove the cookies from the cookie sheet. they are very delicate and may fall apart. The firm up as they cool. Oh and I added the Chocolate chips on a whim. They just screamed "Add chocolate"!



  1. 1

    Crisco makes all cookies taste better. A tried & true secret ingredient for sure.

  2. 3

    Glad to see them up here!! My favorite cookie by far is oatmeal chocolate chip, add sour cream and it sounds like heaven! I am having a baking linky party on my blog if you would like to come link them up!!
    Oh and Megan made your deviled eggs for our 1 year blogging b-day party. I think 3 people at 3 different times asked, “Who made the eggs, they are awesome!!” 🙂

  3. 4

    I am liking your site girl! Crisco, I think of my mom in her apron, busy as a Crisco bee can be!

    I used Sour Cream in a few cakes lately and they turned out so moist!

  4. 5

    There was a buy one get one deal on the 16oz tub of Breakstone’s at my Publix last week. I already had one new one in the fridge, but for some reason I couldn’t resist. This is the perfect justification!

  5. 6

    Love the new site! Easy to read….let me know if you are loving the change. Although I don’t have too much trouble with blogger….and my computer guru moved! 🙁

    Anyway…great cookie site and I would not have believed, looking at that photo, that these were oatmeal cookies! Got to try them!
    All my best cookie recipes use crisco!

  6. 7

    YUM! Chocolate and oatmeal in a cookie has to be good!
    Leslie Loves Veggies

  7. 8

    well now, this is a fun twist on your boring ol’ oatmeal cookie! thanks for bringing that site to my attention, leslie. i likey the crisco. 🙂

  8. 9

    so yummy! i just might try these tonight!

  9. 10

    You know, I never thought of using crisco in my cookies before… and adding sour cream just sounds perfect. Will have to give it a try! And by the way, I’m not a fan of oatmeal raisin cookies either.


  10. 11

    OooOooOOO!!! I *love* the new site!! Way to go, Leslie!!!

  11. 12

    Totally delicious! I love the addition of sour cream…that is something I wouldn’t have thought to use.