Drop Sugar Cookies II


"This is our school's recipe for soft sugar cookies...you may leave as is or add sprinkles or frost them. Buttermilk can be substituted for the sour milk. You will need at least a 20 quart mixer or a very large bowl to make the full recipe."

Ingredients 1 h {{adjustedServings}} servings 126 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 126 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 4.3 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 20.1g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 19 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 111 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter, shortening and white sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs a few at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; stir into the creamed mixture alternately with the sour milk. Use a size 16 cookie scoop or 1/4 cup measure to scoop out cookies onto the prepared cookie sheets. Cookies should be spaced at least 3 inches apart. Test a couple in the oven to see how much they spread, then see if they need to be flattened before the bake.
  3. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, until the bottoms begin to turn golden. Let cool on baking sheets.
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Wonderful! I have been looking for such a recipe for a very long time -sugar cookies that are soft and stay soft! Yummmmm - they are delicious! The larger size is fun too. I made them to celebrate my daughters 4th birthday at school - I piped icing on ("Really good frosting" from this site). The kids loved them - (they all ate them as opposed to my previous experiences where I took cupcakes and they licked the frosting off and threw the cupcakes away! :-} ) I scaled the recipe down to 26 servings and it made 15 large cookies. Thanks!!


This recipe is soooo close to what I have been looking for. Growing up near the michigan indiana border I grew up with amish sugar cookies and can not find a recipe for them now. Could be the same but maybe when I cut the recipe way down I need to do some tweaking to it now. SO soft and sweet (I do remember the recipe calling for brown sugar, so I cut sugar in 1/2 and subbed in brown sugar) They leveled off nicely for a drop cookie. I was worried with the first tray because my 3 year old dropped the cookies, but they still turned out round and smooth. Great recipe!!!


My family loved them. They especially liked the size. They liked them w/o frosting.