Drop Sugar Cookies

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by alligirl

This recipe was printed in my local paper, The Virginian-Pilot on September 30, 2009. This cookie won 1st Place in the sugar cookie category at the 2009 Virginia State Fair. It was submitted by Danhof VanDyke of Eastville, Virginia. ***Adapted from “All Time Baking Soda Favorites”

Top Review by Chef Learnee

Excellent cookies! I was looking for a sugar cookie I could bake and decorate for Halloween and came across these. As I used butter with salt already in it I cut down the salt to 1/4 tsp. I increased the vanilla to 2 tsp. I also refrigerated the dough as I didn't have time to bake them the same day. Because they were cold the cooking time was increased to around 9 minutes. These taste like a cross between the best sugar cookies and expensive shortbread...and I haven't even frosted them yet! Thanks so much for sharing this tasty treat!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350.
  2. Sift together flour, salt and baking soda.
  3. Using an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in vanilla and egg.
  5. Add flour mixture and beat until smooth.
  6. Blend in milk.
  7. Drop by teaspoon about 3 inches apart onto greased baking sheets.
  8. Flatten with bottom of glass that has been dipped in sugar (I do this twice).
  9. Bake in 350-degree oven about 8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on rack.

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