Sour cream nut drops

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 large egg

1/2 cup butter, softened

1 cup light brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup sour cream

1 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine flour, baking powder and baking soda in a large bowl; set aside. Combine egg, butter, brown sugar, vanilla and sour cream into a blender or food processor.  Blend/process for 30 seconds on puree.  After 15 seconds, add nuts.  Add blended ingredients to dry mix.  Drop from teaspoon measuring spoons onto parchment-lined baking sheets.  Bake for 10 minutes. Makes approximately 7 dozen.

Recipe from Applewood Manor Inn, Asheville, NC; a member of the Asheville Bed & Breakfast Association.

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