Brown Sugar Drops (Cookies)

"Soft, chewy, wonderful brown sugar flavor. My mother in law gave me this recipe. She says they are fantastic..I have not tried them yet but put here for safe keeping."
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Ready In:
1hr 30mins




  • Preaheat oven to 400. In Large bowl mix togather shortening, brown sugar, and eggs. Stir in sour milk or buttermilk. In seperate bowl combine flour, soda and salt. Gradually add dry mixture to moist mixture and mix well. Cover and chill at least 1 hour. Drop teaspoonfuls onto lightly greased baking sheet. Bake until set approx 8 - 10 minutes or until you touch lightly with finger and there is barely a imprint. Approx 6 dozen 2 1/2 inch cookies.

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  1. alligirl
    YUM! Simple and tasty, with very few ingredients, and plenty of room for 'playing around!' I halved this recipe, which yielded 40 cookies. I also halved the dough, added some pecans and 1/2 tsp. of vanilla to one half, before refrigeration. These baked in 12 minutes, using 2 cookie sheets or 10, when only baking 1 sheet. I really like the texture (soft), and I know DH will just love them! Made for the Best of 2010 tag game! Thanks for sharing, Mandy ny.
  2. Anonymous
    First of all, this is almost exactly like my grandma's recipe which dates back before my birth in 1953! I believe that her recipe goes back to 1940 at least. The older recipes call for lard but can be substituted with shortening. I prefer the butter flavor Crisco. Also she always put the baking soda into the "sour milk". To make sour milk, add a tsp vinegar. Another addition my grandma added was a tsp of cinnamon. She never measured the flour and neither do I. I start with 3 cups and add more to desired consistency. Around Christmas she always used this recipe, but added more flour and rolled them out for cutout cookies. I lessened the temperature to 395 and the baking time to 7 1\2 minutes. This deserves 5stars!!
  3. david W.
    how much buttermilk? 1/2 cup?? The recipe doesn't say
  4. Duke B.
    This is the the 1950 Betty Crocker Picture Cookbook recipe for Brown Sugar Drops. Instructions for all sorts of mix ins are listed as well. To make it healthier, sub almond milk and vinegar for the buttermilk, and coconut oil for the shortening. Chill well . Great base for choc chip cookies
  5. tkrieke
    one of my favorite cookies, everyone at works ask for them. I uasyally use buttermilk, that is what the recipe I was giving years ago said.



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