Delicious and easy drop sugar cookie!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
4 dozen
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cream together the shortening and the sugar. Stir in the egg, buttermilk and vanilla.

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  • 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.

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).

  • Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 7 to 9 minutes or until set.

Nutrition Facts

115 calories; protein 1.6g; carbohydrates 16.7g; fat 4.6g; cholesterol 8.1mg; sodium 85.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2006
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 just like the amish bakery we used to have in the area! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/08/2003
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 thought those were biscuits" because of their large fluffiness. Read More
(14)
92 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 51
  • 4 star values: 24
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2006
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 just like the amish bakery we used to have in the area! Read More
(50)
Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2002
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. I just love them. Read More
(41)
Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2003
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2005
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 sub half of the shortening for butter to add richness. Thanks for the recipe! AWESOME!:D Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2008
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 buttermilk. Vanilla yogurt is my favorite but other flavored ones work too. Add some espresso powder (dissolved in a little water) and cocoa in the mix with a thin chocolate glaze for a yummy mocha treat. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2004
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 all. I lowered the temp and baked for about 9 minutes--they were perfect. Thanks! Read More
(14)
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Rating: 3 stars
09/08/2003
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 thought those were biscuits" because of their large fluffiness. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2002
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. Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
09/05/2007
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 but that is a small issue. Read More
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