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Muz's Drop Sugar Cookies

Rated as 4.89 out of 5 Stars
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"This is my first creation on this site and I couldn't think of a better recipe to share with everyone. First off, I'm a 22-year-old man and when I was in my teens, my great-grandmother, who I called Muz, would make sugar cookies all the time for me and my grandparents. They were phenomenal, as she had perfected it over the years. She passed at the young age of 95 in 2006 and left the recipe in one of her boxes. Now that I've been cooking, I found her recipe for her Drop Sugar Cookies last week and made them last night. They are awesome, but you'll learn that when you make them. Enjoy!"
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Ingredients

30 m servings 63
Original recipe yields 66 servings (66 cookies)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Sift flour, salt, and baking soda together in a bowl. Beat 1 1/2 cups sugar, butter, shortening, and vanilla extract together in a separate bowl until thoroughly mixed; add egg and beat until creamy. Stir creamed mixture into flour mixture until smooth; stir in milk. Drop teaspoons of dough onto a baking sheet and flatten each with the bottom of a water glass. Sprinkle the tops of each cookie with enough sugar to cover the entire cookie.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned around the edges, 10 to 12 minutes.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes:
  • Have all ingredients at room temperature (except milk and egg, of course).
  • Muz's recipe calls for 2 tablespoons of milk, but after the first go-around the dough seemed a little dry. So, I added a third tablespoon of milk and it turned out really well. So I recommend 3 instead of 3.
  • I added another 1/2 teaspoon vanilla for more flavor, so do what you want with it.
  • Her recipe also called for just 1 cup of white sugar, but after following the recipe the first time, they just weren't as sweet as I remembered. So when I made them the second time, I added another 1/2 cup, which turned out perfectly. Again, do what you want.
  • Tip
  • Parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 63 calories; 3.1 8.4 0.6 7 47 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Finally! These are the Halcyon Days of Yore sugar cookies. Made exact recipe. Shortening is kinda gross these days but important for soft crunch, all butter will create harder crunch if baked...

Most helpful critical review

OMG! Theese cookies were so hard to make...I started out good but when you mix the dry and wet ingredients i just had to quit.

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Finally! These are the Halcyon Days of Yore sugar cookies. Made exact recipe. Shortening is kinda gross these days but important for soft crunch, all butter will create harder crunch if baked...

These are truly a no Fail recipe! These cookies are Delicious! I did use all butter everything is better with butter in my opinion lol

OMG! Theese cookies were so hard to make...I started out good but when you mix the dry and wet ingredients i just had to quit.

I was a little worried when my wet/dry mixture was not "creamy" but they cooked up perfectly. My husband said they were close to his grandmother's cookies!

It was fun to make and I'll definitely make it again. I didn't use the shortening, only butter. I also added a little bit of hot cocoa powder and mint and voilà. Delicious cookies that taste lik...

Thanks for sharing your Muz's recipe! Just took the first sheet out of the oven, and my GF said they are the best sugar cookies, EVER! I made a couple adjustments, based on necessity and other ...

These are great - at 10 minutes they were light brown on top and had a good crunch. If you're going to add frosting, I'd reduce the sugar by the 1/2 cup that the poster added to his grandmother'...

Way too sweet for me.

I added the suggestions of the chef and they were delicious