Sour Cream Cookies with Mangoes and Pistachios

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Sour cream cookies are chewy cookies. They are more like small scones with a cake-like texture. They tend to be a little puffy when baked and are a slightly soft to the touch. Plain sour cream cookies are delicious on their own but I like to add some dried fruits and nuts to mine. These cookies are excellent for a mid-morning or afternoon snack.

I always have a variety of nuts and dried fruits in my pantry for my bread making. The pistachios needed to be used and so I decided to pair it with dried mangoes. They go quite well together and I love the color contrast, giving these pale colored cookies an almost festive look.

Sour Cream Cookies with Mangoes and Pistachios

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 20 cookies

Sour Cream Cookies with Mangoes and Pistachios


  • 1½ cups (225g) all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 stick (½ cup/115g) butter
  • 1/3 (70g) cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup (120ml) sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup chopped dried mangoes
  • ½ cup pistachios, toasted and chopped


In a medium sized bowl, combine all-purpose flour and baking soda. Set aside.

In a large bowl, beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Next beat in egg. Add sour cream and vanilla and continue to beat until well blended. Stir in flour, followed by dried mangoes and pistachios.

Drop tablespoonfuls of dough 2 inches apart onto baking sheet. Flatten the top slightly. Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven for 15 minutes. Remove and cool on wire rack.

These cookies are great with a cup of tea or coffee. I had mine with coconut mango tea this morning. They were so good together!

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53 Responses

  1. This cookie combo is creative and colorful! I’ve never thought of putting dried mango in cookies before- so smart.

  2. Lyndsey says:

    These look so interesting. I would love to see what they taste like. I like the additions of mango and pistachios…with that they must be delicious! :D

  3. sweetlife says:

    i love these cookies, mangos and pistachios..i must show my daughter, she would flip!! thanks for sharing


  4. What a beautiful jeweled cookie!!

  5. I think I might just like this better than scones! Love the mango chunks peeking out of the cookies :)

  6. Zoe says:

    The orange and green colours of these cookies are so lovely. This combination is perfect and dried mangoes are very yummy. Must try this recipe.

  7. love2cook says:

    Never seen such colourful cookies before…looks so inviting! Yummm ;)

  8. Katie says:

    These look scrumptious! I’ll take some of that coconut mango tea, too! :)

  9. Biren-I love these unique and delicious cookies. Love the addition of the sour cream, and the dried mangoes.
    I would love to try this recipe, but the problem is I have not seen dried mangoes in our supermarkets…probably Williams Sonoma would carry it.
    Thanks for sharing:DDD

  10. Reeni says:

    The cookies are so pretty and Spring-like with those colors! They look hearty and chewy and irresistible!

  11. Those are one of the most unique cookies I’ve ever seen! The combination of pistachios and mangoes sounds fantastic! Junior and I would love to try these!

  12. Anncoo says:

    What a nice cookies with mango and pistachios in it. I would like to try them and coconut mango tea sounds great too :)

  13. Angela says:

    Those are beautiful! I love the idea of the mango/pistachio combo. The colors are perfect for spring.

  14. Blackswan says:

    OMG! These are so gorgeous! Biren, when are u gonna bake some for me?? Hahaha!

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  15. tigerfish says:

    I like the contrast of colors in your cookies!

  16. The addition of dried mangoes to those sour cream cookies is fantastic!

  17. TipsNDeals says:

    very colorful cookies..awesome

  18. Jabeen says:

    So soft n so inviting..

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  19. Hi Biren! I didn’t know sour cream makes cookies chewy. I get to learn a lot when I come here, seriously. Haa….. so envious you have these for your morning tea! Such a nice life… Just kidding. I really wish I can bake something like this so I get to eat, otherwise I will never get eat!!! Thanks for sharing. I’ll keep this recipe in my folder (and so far I’m just accumulating your baking recipes haha).

  20. DongXing says:

    I have never had sour cream cookies before but this looks like a very nice recipe for the kids to do tomorrow (school holiday over here). However, I don’t think I will get to put in any pistachios or mangoes into the dough – my kids will have nicked and eaten them all first! They are so quick and they love pistachios and dried mangoes very much. I seldom buy pistachios because they are so expensive and my kids have big eyes and tums….

  21. santosh says:


  22. says:

    Wow cookies look awesome.

  23. Joanne says:

    I would have never thought to pair mangoes and pistachios but the combo sounds delicious!

  24. I love this Biren. I can’t think of when I’ve ever seen mangoes in cookies. :)

  25. Did you read my mind? I was just bought a pack of cookies, made in India. The cookies contain almond, pistachio and cashewnuts. I enjoyed them with a cup of jasmine tea :)

    Yours looks so tempting too

  26. delicious it looks soft and flavourful

  27. Love the combination of the mangoes and pistachios, that is smart. I have never had a sour cream cookie for, going to change that today.

  28. Pachecopatty says:

    Oh Biren, these cookies are calling my name, they are gorgeous and I love the color of the mangoes;-)

  29. i love how simple this recipe is! i don’t like sour cream straight up but i bet i would love it in cookie form.

  30. I love soft chewy cookies – must try this. I don’t think I have ever seen mango in cookies before. Very clever of you Biren :)

    • Biren says:

      I am very pleased with the combination of mangoes and pistachios. I will be making more of these as 20 cookies is hardly enough. :)

  31. sophia says:

    Wow, what a fantastic idea…I love the combination of dried mango and pistachios, and sour cream adds such depth of richness and tang. I usually dislike cookies bc they are so sweet, but these actually sound perfect!

    • Biren says:

      I think you will like these Sophia as they are not too sweet. I normally use only about a quarter to a third of a cup of sugar for my cookies. Sometimes I do go up to half a cup but no more. For those who prefer sweeter cookies, they can definitely add more sugar.

      These cookies are soft and chewy, a cross between a scone and cake. The dried mango bits in them are a treat! :)

  32. Carolyn Jung says:

    This is like a vacation in a cookie. Mangoes always make me think of Hawaii. And these cookies look like a total taste of paradise. ;)

  33. Ooh, I love the tropical mango and pistachio combination and the fact that they’re not too sweet. Lovely, Biren!

  34. They look like Spring, and I bet they are delicious with those wonderful flavors :)

  35. Megan says:

    Such an intriguing recipe! Looks fabulous. I agree that it just screams spring. And spring is definitely something I want right now!

  36. Tiffany says:

    What a great idea to use sour cream in a cookie! And with such tasty flavors!

  37. ohoho, I love your cookies! They sound so tasty and they look so pretty! Love the orange and green colour!

  38. What a wonderfully creative combination! These are definitely a winner for afternoon tea.

  39. Jeannie says:

    I love the cheerful look of these cookies although I would prefer my cookies to be crispy.

  40. marla says:

    These cookies look beyond fabulous! Love the mango pistachio combo :)

  41. Champa says:

    Funny that I made a cookie with mango pieces two days back and posted it. I added chocolate chips with them. Pistachios are way too expensive here. Very nice pictures.

  42. Elizabeth says:

    That sounds so yummy! Thanks for posting!

  43. soh says:

    Hi Biren,
    last night I baked this cookies,the texture of this cookies so soft like what you said cross between scone & cake, only thing why my pistachios end up not crisp? any tip to share.
    My family love it so much.
    Thank you for sharing.

    • Biren says:

      Hi Soh! I am glad that you are back to try another recipe. :) The pistachios should be toasted before being added to the cookie dough. However, since the cookies are a little soft, the pistachios may not remain crisp for long. Still I hope you all enjoyed the cookies. :)

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