Old fashioned drop sugar cookies

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Rated as 4.19 out of 5 Stars

Recipe by: Sharon Gerstman

"Delicious and easy drop sugar cookie!"

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30 m servings 114 cals

Original recipe yields 24 servings (4 dozen)

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Note: Recipe directions are for original size.

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
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  1. Cream together the shortening and the sugar. Stir in the egg, buttermilk and vanilla.
  2. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt. Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture and stir to combine. Chill dough in the refrigerator for 1 hour. Drop mixture by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart on a lightly greased baking sheet. If desired sprinkle tops of cookies with white sugar before baking.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).
  4. Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 7 to 9 minutes or until set.

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Per Serving: 114 calories; 4.6 g fat; 16.7 g carbohydrates; 1.6 g protein; 8 mg cholesterol; 86 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

1/16/2006

Very good! I used real butter and added 1/4 tsp Cream of tarter. They are very cake like! Make sure to put a good amount of sugar on the top before baking to give it a cracked top. These are jus...

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11/3/2002

These cookies taste more like little cakes than cookies. The flavor is good, but they did not taste like a sugar cookie. Whenever I asked people if they wanted a cookie, they said, "Oh! I thou...

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1/16/2006

Very good! I used real butter and added 1/4 tsp Cream of tarter. They are very cake like! Make sure to put a good amount of sugar on the top before baking to give it a cracked top. These are jus...

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9/27/2000

This is the BEST! The bakery in my local grocery store used to make a cookie like this but they don't make it anymore and I could never find the right recipe until now. Now I can make my own. ...

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5/24/2002

These cookies puff up almost like little cakes. They are soft and fluffy and very good. I used butter flavored Crisco and sprinkled the tops with crystal sugar before baking.

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12/6/2005

Perfect! I was looking for a soft, cake-like sugar cookie for the kids (like you find at the "supercenter") and these were perfect! I iced them and gave them sprinkles to decorate with. I did s...

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1/29/2008

We love this quick and easy soft, sweet cookie recipe. Yes they are like little cakes and that makes them wonderful!! You can add different flavors and spices. Try substituting yogurt for the bu...

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8/13/2004

I was out of every kind of milk except sweetened condensed milk, so I added half that/half water for the buttermilk. They had a great flavor and didn't seem to affect the recipe negatively at a...

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11/3/2002

These cookies taste more like little cakes than cookies. The flavor is good, but they did not taste like a sugar cookie. Whenever I asked people if they wanted a cookie, they said, "Oh! I thou...

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3/3/2000

These cookies are light and fluffy,and hard to keep in the cookie jar. They seem to keep soft even after a couple of days. This cookie is a must for cookie fans.

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9/5/2007

This is over all a very good and easy cookie. They are not too sweet, and would work well with most additions (such as frosting, glaze, etc). They are a bit too cake-like for my preference, bu...

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