Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


On cold days I like to bake.

Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Cookies - seemed a good choice and all ingredients on hand

As an experiment I put in a cup of chopped fresh cranberries in last half of the batter
Thought they would look festive. They taste pretty good:)

1 and 1/2 cups of sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup soft butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 beaten egg
2 and 1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking soda

Mix first 5 ingredients and add dry ingredients
Fold in chocolate chips and nuts ------- and if you add cranberries (very tart and I sprinkled a little sugar on them.

350 degrees - drop on greased cookie sheet - 12- 14 minutes
watch and remove when bottom begins to brown

I use tsp for a medium cookie (made 4 dozen for me) - you can make a larger cookie

Cool on cookie sheet a few minutes and then place on wire rack to continue cooling.

Have used this recipe a number of time for 2 years and I may have posted this in the past


the wild magnolia said...

The platter filled with fresh baked cookies is festive. They look good enough to eat, hah!

Love the added cranberries!

Thank you for sharing the recipe!

Balisha said...

Those look so festive and yummy!

Tabor said...

I have a half bag of cranberries...maybe I can use them that way.. Did you put them in sugar or just add raw and ungarnished?

One Woman's Journey said...

WM, Balisha - thanks for visiting.
Tabor - I also had 1/2 bag left from Thanksgiving.
I chopped them and sprinkled a little sugar on them and it soaked in while mixing batter. I thought they might be a little tart. When I made pumpkin bread I just added the whole cranberries. This was an experiment. They look festive and taste good (to me). Was something to do on a cold day.

One Woman's Journey said...

Tabor, I only put them in half the batter - in case I did not like how they tasted. They might be too sour for little ones :)

kerrdelune said...

Oh my............. These sound wonderful, and I am off to the kitchen to make them now. Thank you so much for this recipe. Enjoy your day!

Anonymous said...

Your cookies look wonderful. This time I year it seems necessary to bake, even for a person like me who doesn't really enjoy cooking.

Elsa Louise said...

Your display looks so seasonal. A new career, Ernestine, in food presentation awaits you! I bet they taste simply scrumptious.

Judy said...

Your cookies look just wonderful. I will have to try this recipe. I have been baking, baking, baking as well. I am dreading the fact we have an ice storm coming tonight. Winter seems to have arrived too early this year!

One Woman's Journey said...

Cate, First50, Judy and Elsa Louise and Judy, thank you for your kind comments. Elsa Louise - you make me smile.

-teri said...

Great photo! This week I have made stew and chili. Tomorrow was going to be a baking day and I love cranberries- so you provided the perfect recipe. Thanks!

LauraX said...

YUM!!!!!! I will pass this one on to my girls..they love to bake!

One Woman's Journey said...

-teri and Laurax, thanks for visiting on this cold day at the edge of the woods. Cookie and milk are good - still trying to gain some weight :)

Tabor said...

So glad to read your comment about the blue birds at your feeder!!!

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Sour cream Chocolate Chip cookies! Now we're talkin'! I know! I just LOVE to bake on a cold day. Cranberries... I need to give that a try.
Have a pretty day!

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

These look and sound amazing. You know I don't need these at my house!!!! :)

One Woman's Journey said...

Tabor, BPB, My Jamie - they were good. Almost gone