Starting this January, I will begin hosting a monthly Amish Spotlight on my blog. In these posts, I will share something new I’ve learned about Amish culture, trades, crafts, or food. In addition, I will host interviews with other Amish Fiction writers.
To kick off this series, I’m starting with food. Below is an Amish recipe that I attempted. It was extremely easy. I must stress that I am in no way, shape, or form a chef/baker/cook. However, my friend Delia and I made these a few weeks ago with the spirited assistance of her one-year-old daughter.
When I saw that the recipe called for sour cream, I was a little hesitant. Sour cream… like for a baked potato? Ick. But I must say these are one of the best cookies I’ve ever eaten. You can’t taste the sour cream at all.
And okay, okay… mostly Delia did the baking, but I took the photos. Enjoy!
Sour Cream Drop Cookies
Adapted from “Wonderful Good Cooking from Amish Country Kitchens”
¼ cup softened butter
1 cup white sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon of nutmeg
1 cup sour cream
Colored sugar or cinnamon-sugar
Cream sugar and butter. Add egg. Alternate adding dry ingredients and sour cream and beat until smooth. Spray cookie sheet with baking spray. Using a teaspoon, drop cookie dough onto sheet. Sprinkle with colored sugar or cinnamon-sugar. Bake at 375 degrees F for 12-15 minutes.