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Drop Sugar Cookie Recipe

drop sugar cookie recipe

As a professional writer, I have tried and tested many cookie recipes. However, when it comes to the perfect sugar cookie, this recipe has always been my go-to. It is simple, easy to follow, and produces a deliciously soft and chewy cookie that is perfect for any occasion.

Recipes Information

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10-12 minutes
  • Total Time: 25-27 minutes
  • Recipe Category: Dessert
  • Recipe Cuisine: American
  • Aggregate Rating: 4.8/5


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract until well combined.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  5. Gradually mix the dry ingredients into the butter mixture until just combined.
  6. Roll the dough into small balls and place them on the prepared baking sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart.
  7. Using a fork, gently press down on each ball to slightly flatten it.
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden.
  9. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  10. Enjoy your delicious cookies!

Nutrition Table

Nutrition InformationAmount per Serving
Total Fat6g
Saturated Fat4g
Total Carbohydrates15g
Dietary Fiber0g
Total Sugars9g

Recipes FAQ

  • Q: Can I use salted butter instead of unsalted?
  • A: Yes, you can, but you may want to reduce the amount of salt in the recipe.
  • Q: Can I make this recipe ahead of time?
  • A: Yes, you can make the dough ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • Q: Can I add any other flavors to the dough?
  • A: Yes, you can add in some lemon or orange zest, or even some cinnamon or nutmeg for a little extra flavor.

Recipes Tips

If you want to make your sugar cookies extra special, try rolling them in some colored sugar before baking. This will give them a beautiful sparkle and a delicious crunch. You can also try adding some sprinkles or frosting to the top of the cookies after they have cooled completely.

Another great tip is to chill the dough before rolling it into balls. This will help the cookies keep their shape and prevent them from spreading too much while baking. You can also try adding some chopped nuts or chocolate chips to the dough for some extra texture and flavor.

Overall, this drop sugar cookie recipe is perfect for any occasion and is sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike. So why not give it a try today and see for yourself just how delicious these cookies can be!