Why Do My Sourcream Cookies Turn Out Dry And Tasteless?

Baking By reneewhite1968 Updated 20 Apr 2014 , 9:17pm by reneewhite1968

reneewhite1968 Posted 15 Apr 2014 , 11:32pm
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Okay, I need help with my sour cream cookie recipe.   They were hard and flavorless!!!

So, I turned the oven from 425 to 400 and reduced the time from 8 min. to 6 min.  The next batch was fluffier and golden, but still blah. 


I wanted the kind you get in the bakery department at the grocery store with the frosting on them.

What am I doing wrong?


1/2 C. Sour Cream,  1 tsp. Vanilla,  2 1/3 C. Flour, 1/2 tsp. Salt,  1 tsp. Baking Powder,  1/2 tsp. Baking Soda,  1 C. Sugar,  1 egg.  Rolled them out with Confectioners Sugar instead of Flour to 1/2 thick / 2" wide.



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reneewhite1968 Posted 15 Apr 2014 , 11:35pm
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Oh, yeah... he he.  1/2 C. Shortening (1/4 C. butter,1/4 C. shortening)   I only had Oil not Crisco whipped.  Is that what did it?

MBalaska Posted 17 Apr 2014 , 12:03am
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probably was the oil.   Search for the No Fail Sugar Cookie recipe here.  It's simple. It's tasty. It's easy.

Read a few of the cookie threads.  I don't roll with either flour or Powdered sugar, I do what Jackie recommends.  Roll out between two sheets of parchment paper.

reneewhite1968 Posted 20 Apr 2014 , 9:17pm
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Thank you for the tip.  I will check it out.

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