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Drop Sugar Cookies

This easy to make drop sugar cookies recipe is perfect for any occasion. Being rolled in sugar gives these simple cookies the perfect amount of crispness on the outside, and chewy on the inside.

If sweet and soft sugar cookies are your jam, then you have to also check out some of my favorite sugar cookies like Lofthouse Sugar Cookies, Lemon Sugar Cookies, and Funfetti Sugar Cookies!

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Simple, Easy, and Perfect Sugar Cookies

Cookies are a staple in our house. We have so much fun as a family baking together and cookies are one of those easy recipes you can whip up and put out in a short amount of time. This sugar cookie recipe is no exception.

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Cut out Sugar Cookies vs. Drop Sugar Cookies

So, what is the difference between cut out sugar cookies and drop sugar cookies? Well, cut out sugar cookies are great for keeping kiddos entertained and for special occasions. Who doesn’t love to relive those play-doh days, except with cookie dough, you get to cut them out, bake, decorate and eat them! The other side is cut out sugar cookies without decoration is more plain and don’t have the texture these drop cookies have. In addition, the cut out cookies tend to be thinner and of course, as we know, they tend to take more time. Drop sugar cookies are quick and easy to whip up and have that perfect crisp outside texture to balance the chewy center. Both are great choices and if you are ever looking for a recipe for cut out sugar cookies you should check out my Perfect Roll Out Sugar Cookies!

How to Make Drop Sugar Cookies

Assemble your ingredients. For exact amounts see the recipe card below.

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Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

In a stand mixer cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy and scrape down the sides if needed.

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Add in the egg and vanilla and mix for another minute.

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In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

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Add the dry ingredients into the mixer with the wet ingredients and mix until combined well.

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Scoop the dough into your desired cookie size, I did about 1 ½ Tablespoons each and roll them into granulated sugar or sprinkles if you prefer!

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Bake for 11 – 13 minutes until the tops of the cookies crack. Note: the cookies will still be light in color all around which will keep them soft and chewy.

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Set them aside to cool and once cooled, serve and enjoy!

Perfect for any Occasion

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Who wouldn’t want a stack of sprinkle sugar cookies with a candle on top on their birthday? The ability to roll these cookies in sprinkles allows you to decorate for occasion! Sprinkles come in every shape, size and color. So whether it is for a birthday, holiday, or other event you can make these your own by adding in some fun and colorful sprinkles.

Storage Info

You can STORE these in an airtight container on your counter for 3-5 days, in your fridge for up to a week or in your FREEZER for up to 2 months.

Other Delicious Cookie Recipes

This easy to make drop sugar cookies recipe is perfect for any occasion. Being rolled in sugar gives these simple cookies the perfect amount of crispness on the outside, and chewy on the inside.

Drop Sugar Cookies Recipe

This easy to make drop sugar cookies recipe is perfect for any occasion. Being rolled in sugar gives these simple cookies the perfect amount of crispness on the outside, and chewy on the inside.
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Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Servings: 36 cookies
Calories: 108kcal
Author: LifeMadeSimple Team
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Additional Granulated Sugar - for rolling
  • Sprinkles - optional for rolling

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a stand mixer cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy and scrape down the sides if needed.
  • Add in the egg and vanilla and mix for another minute.
  • In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Add the dry ingredients into the mixer with the wet ingredients and mix until combined well.
  • Scoop the dough into your desired cookie size, I did about 1 ½ Tablespoons each and roll them into granulated sugar or sprinkles if you prefer!
  • Bake for 11 – 13 minutes until the tops of the cookies crack. Note the cookies will still be light in color all around which will keep them soft and chewy.
  • Set them aside to cool and once cooled, serve and enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts
Drop Sugar Cookies Recipe
Serving Size
 
1 cookies
Amount per Serving
Calories
108
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
5
g
8
%
Saturated Fat
 
3
g
19
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Cholesterol
 
18
mg
6
%
Sodium
 
90
mg
4
%
Potassium
 
13
mg
0
%
Carbohydrates
 
14
g
5
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
7
g
8
%
Protein
 
1
g
2
%
Vitamin A
 
164
IU
3
%
Calcium
 
4
mg
0
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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