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Old Fasioned Sour Cream Sugar Cookies with Pink Candy Corn and Peanuts

by Angela Roberts on February 7, 2013

I’ve been asking for this sugar cookie recipe for years. It comes from my neighbor’s mother who visits here a few times a year with a car load of her legendary old fashioned sour cream sugar cookies, usually decorated with icing or white chocolate. We all wait for the cookies like little kids. As soon as she arrives, everyone rushes to the cookies.

They are just the right flavor, texture and softness, almost a cake like cookie, perfect for frosting. She has changed her version over the years and now uses white chocolate to hold the sprinkles. Either way, they are a childhood memory.

I happened to get the recipe right in time for Valentine’s Day and just to be a little corny and  little nutty, I put a spin on this old sour cream fashioned sugar cookie  and topped it with pink candy corn and peanuts.

It’s the perfect sweet, salty, chewy, crunchy bite. This version is super easy as there is no need for frosting. The candy corn brings the sweetness and is topped on the cookie before baking along with the peanuts and few sprinkles.
The taste is surprising. It’s not the normal sugar cookie which doesn’t usually have anything salty topping it.

Sugar Cookies with Candy Corn and Peanuts by Angela Roberts

I found the candy corn at Tuesday Morning and the sprinkled at the dollar section of Target. Super easy to decorate and the result is beautiful.

IMG_Peanut & Candy Corn Sugar Heart Cookies by Angela Roberts

I wondered how they would go over . The cookie crowd around here loved them.

I got a little carried away with hearts this week. Stay tuned for heart shaped love biscuits with chocolate gravy, heart shaped dark chocolate sugar cookies with sea salt and heart shaped ice cream sandwiches.
Old Fashioned Sour cream sugar cookies with candy corn and peanuts by Angela Roberts

Seven days left until Valentine’s Day. Do you have your Valentine’s ready?

Heart Sour Cream Sugar Cookies with Pink Candy Corn and Peanuts
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 12
Old Fashioned Sour Cream Cookies with a peanut candy corn twist. Sweet, salty, crunchy, chewy. You can decorate these classic cookies many ways for various holidays.
  • 4 cups flour, plus extra for rolling out
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup full fat sour cream
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup candy corn, sprinkles, ½ cup chopped peanuts
  • Cookie cutters
  1. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt. Set aside.
  2. Cream butter and sugar together. Add eggs. Add sour cream. Mix well. Mix in vanilla.
  3. Add in dry ingredients.
  4. Divide dough into four pieces and wrap each in plastic.
  5. Chill thoroughly. Dough will be soft and hard to handle.
  6. Roll out each section of dough at a time, while keeping the remaining pieces of dough in refrigerator.
  7. Chop candy corn and peanuts.
  8. Roll dough out using some flour, so dough doesn't stick.
  9. Cut into shapes. Decorate.
  10. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes. Do not brown.


{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

bellini February 7, 2013 at 8:32 am

These are perfect for the young and young at heart for Valentines Day.


angela February 8, 2013 at 3:03 pm

Thanks, Val. We all love our sweets.


Rosa February 7, 2013 at 9:18 am

What pretty Valentine’s Day cookies!




angela February 8, 2013 at 3:03 pm

Thanks Rosa.


Maria February 7, 2013 at 11:04 am

These are so much fun! Will have to try, although may sub out another nut.

ALSO – I just nominated you here in all 3 categories:

I hope you don’t mind! Well, maybe after seeing these cookies, the “healthy” catagory might not work, LOL. But generally Spinach Tiger is healthy, honest eats!


angela February 8, 2013 at 3:03 pm

I’m honored. I do try to stick mainly with healthy, but one cookie is okay for all of us.


Carole February 7, 2013 at 3:53 pm

Hi there. The current Food on Friday on Carole’s Chatter is all about favourite foods from childhood. I do hope you link this lovely one in. This is the link . Please do pop back to check out some of the other links. Have a great week.


angela February 8, 2013 at 3:06 pm

Thanks Carole
I did it.


Stephanie - The Dessert Spoon February 7, 2013 at 7:47 pm

These cookies look so delightful! I can’t resist anything heart shaped.


angela February 8, 2013 at 3:06 pm

I’m the same way. I heart heart shaped food.


Carole February 8, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Angela, thank you for linking this in to Food on Friday. We are now getting a super collection of dishes we loved as kids together. I hope you have stopped by some of the other links to check them out!

Ps I have just signed up to follow your blog. A follow back to Carole’s Chatter would be wonderful – or have you already followed? Cheers


Lora February 8, 2013 at 5:19 pm

Aww so pretty, sweet and salty. I loe the candy corn in the middle.


Kiki D. February 11, 2013 at 2:05 pm

This cookie sounds like a nice replacement for the recipe that my Mom could never locate. I will have to give this one a try this weekend! Thanks!


Maria June 11, 2013 at 2:14 pm

Aww these look so beautiful and delicious! Love the heart shape and all the pink! :)


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