Grandma's Brown Sugar Drop Cookies

Grandma's Brown Sugar Drop Cookies


"These are great EASY cookies. My grandmother made them for years."


servings 241 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 241 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 12.4 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 30.4g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 2.7 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 271 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  2. Cream together shortening and brown sugar. Add eggs and mix well.
  3. Dissolve baking soda in hot water. Stir into mixture. Add flour, salt and cinnamon. Mix well.
  4. Drop by spoonful onto cookie sheet. Bake 10 - 12 minutes.
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  1. 31 Ratings


I think this is a great recipe, aside from the overwhelming taste of baking soda. I had to reduce it to 1/2 a tsp to get a normal tasting cookie...

Okay, I took the advice of some of the other reviewers of this recipe, and added a little less baking soda. WOW these cookies are amazing!! I added raisins and pecans, because the cookies just s...

Good cookie - my adjustments: one egg instead of two, only 1/2 tsp baking soda, only 1/2 tbls water, and I added 1 tsp vanilla, I used oil instead of shortening and refrigerated for an hour befo...

I made these for a women's retreat that I went to a few weeks ago. I left some at home for my husband and he couldn't stop eating them. I sent the leftovers home with my mom and my brothers & ...

It was an easy recipe. Not to crazy about all the shortening. Would make again but with butter instead of shortening.

After reading some of the reviews I reduced the baking soda to 1 tsp and also used only 1 egg. I added a tsp of almond extract and as I didn't have enough shortening, I topped it off with marga...

Reduced baking soda and loved the outcome. I liked that it wasn't overwhelmingly sweet and turned out being soft and a little fluffy. My husband just about ate the whole batch. Thanks for offer...

Taste good, but really soft. Too much shortening, in my opinion. Would like to try again with butter, almond extract, and vanilla.

I added more brown sugar and I added some chocolate chips. I only used 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda and a teaspoon of cinnamon. Wonderful cookies. Big hit with daughter.