Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Sour Cream & Pecan Dreams

Who doesn't love Maida?

  • 2 cups sifted flour (I'm too lazy/busy for sifting but I hear it's better when you do it ;-)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda (I used 1 teaspoon of baking powder)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 stick of room temperature unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (I used 1 tablespoon)
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed of course
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup of sour cream
  • 1 generous cup of finely chopped pecans not powdery just chopped

Preheat oven to 350 and line cookie sheets.

Cream butter then add sugar and vanilla and beat well. Add egg and beat well. Slowly add flour mixture and beat until soft.

Break off small pieces, smaller than average American cookies and roll into a ball with your hands.

Using your index finger press a small hole in the center to make a well but be sure to leave an edge.

Make the filling.
Place sugar, sour cream and cinnamon in a bowl and mix well, until smooth then add nuts and stir well again. Take a small spoon and add the filling to the cookies.
Make sure that the filling is mounded fairly high above the rims of the cookies.

Bake 13-15 minutes and leave to cool on rack.



  1. These really look delicious, and leet me tell you a secret... I don't sift either!

  2. Hello Deborah & Welcome! Thanks for the giggle!

  3. Hi Julie & Welcome! They are! LOL

  4. I really like the look of the recipes on ur blog and def wanna try them out....I jst need to know how much does a "stick of butter" weigh? Sori this may seem like a stupid question but butter is not sold in sticks here but rather in 250g or 500g blocks. thnx in advance :)

  5. A "stick" of butter equals 1/2 cup
    the actual stick of butter has the paper wrapper and they have measurements on there so you can see how much you r measuring.

  6. @ Awa, sorry for the late response, I actually transferred my blog from one location, http://www.jamilascreations.blogspot.com to this one here; http://www.chasingchildrenandrecipes.blogspot.com. That is why I didn't get to respond. That is correct, 1/2 cup of butter = a stick. Sorry about that!

    @ Anonymous, Thanks!


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