Drop Sugar Cookies

Drop Sugar cookies

This is the easiest sugar cookies recipe I have ever made. It is a winner from Betty Crocker. I will have to admit that when I read through the recipe I was very skeptical about its outcome, but now after 28 times making them, it’s a beauty! I knew immediately that I could get these cookies in the oven and my students out the door in a 45 minute class. Now just think what you could do with this recipe. In a pinch you could make them before breakfast, have them packed and ready to head out the door with you to celebrate a birthday at lunch! It does not get better than that.

There are always suggestions with every lab we do to make the next one a more successful experience.  These are my suggestions after making them 8 times and my students make them 24 times.  The list should help you have a great cookie experience.

  • Measure correctly.
  • Preheat the oven
  • Parchment paper makes an easy cleanup.
  • Cookie sheets should cool before using them again.
  • Place cookies 2 inches apart.
  • Glass bottom should be damp before dipping in sugar.
  • Press cookies with the glass bottom with a quick up and down motion.
  • Set the timer when baking for about 6 minutes and check every 30 seconds.
  • Cook only until the edges of the cookies ar slightly brown.
  • Cool for at least a couple of minutes before removing from the cookie sheet.
  • Cool on a cooling rack in a single layer.
  • If icing the cookies let them cool completely.
  • Let icing harden a couple of hours before storing the cookies.

My classes made these right before Christmas and I wanted more of a holiday look, so GI Joe picked up some red and green colored granulated sugar for me.  Here’s how they turned out.

Holiday cookies

Dampen the bottom of a glass with a wet paper towel, dip into sugar, and press dough to 1/4 in. thickness.

Pressing dough

Flattened with a glass.

Flattened

The low down is  these can be in the oven in a matter of minutes. There’s  no chilling, rolling, cutting out, or really decorating.  Now that’s my kind of cookie!  When it comes to decorating anything I am so impatient.  Now get yourself in the kitchen because this is quick, easy and just a great cookie for you to use however you want!

Drop Sugar Cookies from Betty Crocker

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Additional sugar, if desired
  1. Heat oven to 400ºF.
  2. In large bowl, mix 3/4 cup sugar, the oil, baking powder, vanilla, salt and eggs with spoon. Stir in flour.
  3. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet or one lined with parchment paper.
  4. Dip bottom of glass onto a wet paper towel, then dip into sugar; press onto dough.  You may have to press sugar in twice to get desired thickness.
  5. Bake 6 to 10 minutes until light brown.  Watch carefully.  When the edges just start to brown take them out of the oven.
  6. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.
  7. If desired, make icing with 2 cups powdered sugar mixed with milk just a tablespoon at a time until the desired thickness.  Spread on cookies or pour.
Makes About 4 dozen cookies
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14 Comments

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14 responses to “Drop Sugar Cookies

  1. Carissa Oldknow

    I learned that you need to wet the bottom of the cup for the sprinkles to stick to it to be able to punch the sprinkles on the cookies.

  2. Elizabeth

    I found out easily that the cup must be kept wet or the dough will stick to the cup.

  3. chase

    •Let icing harden a couple of hours before storing the cookies.

  4. kadee draper

    easier way to put sprinkles on dough Is to use a cup

  5. nijah

    you put the glass jar on the cookie dough to flaten it out

  6. willow

    I learned that you can put sprinkles on cookies with the bottom of a glass. -Willow 3

  7. madison 3rd period

    press fast but not hard when adding the sprinkles.

  8. Carolyn

    I learned that you can use the bottom of a wet glass to put sprinkles on the sugar cookies.

  9. Jordan Newell 3rd period

    I learned to cook only until the edges of the cookies are slightly brown.

  10. logan

    wasn’t aware you used vegetable oil in sugar cookies.

  11. karla

    I learned that you have to separate the cookies so they won’t stick together while baking.

  12. Evan

    I learned that sugar cookies are good even without the icing

  13. yara

    I learn that it takes time to prepare cookies

  14. nazirea dorsey

    I learned to make them soft

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