Okay so yeah I thought the exact same thing when I read that recipe. I really wanted to try a different chocolate chip cookie recipe though. I am tired of the same ol tired chocolate chip cookies. So I was feeling adventerous & decided whats the worst that could happen right?? So I trucked through with my handy new mixer the boys loved dumping the flour etc in & watching the mixer hand mix the dough together. So finally they were done and cooled. They were pretty good. If you are looking for a pillowy soft cookie this is for you. If you like the thinner crunchy cookie this is not the one you want.
2/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup Sour Cream
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. each: Baking Powder, baking soda and salt
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped Pecans
PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Beat butter and sugars in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add sour cream, egg and vanilla; beat until well blended. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; mix well. Stir in chocolate chips and pecans.
DROP tablespoonfuls of dough, 2 inches apart, onto greased baking sheets.
BAKE 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely on wire racks.