Sour Cream Cookies with Mangoes and Pistachios

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
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Serves: 20 cookies
  • 1½ cups (225g) all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 stick (½ cup/115g) butter
  • ⅓ (70g) cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup (120ml) sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup chopped dried mangoes
  • ½ cup pistachios, toasted and chopped
  1. In a medium sized bowl, combine all-purpose flour and baking soda. Set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. 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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  1. 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! 😀

  2. 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.

  3. says

    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

  4. says

    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).

  5. 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….

  6. says

    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

    • 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. :)

  7. 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! :)

  8. says

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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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