Drop Sugar Cookies Recipe

Homemade Sugar Cookies RecipeThe holidays are coming and I’ve already been baking up a storm! Every holiday season I make & bake at least a dozen different types of cookies. Some of the ones that I make are your classics and others are more unique. Over the next 2-3 weeks, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite Christmas cookie recipes with all of you!

I love homemade sugar cookies and I love using a “drop” recipe when I make them. I just don’t have the time like I used to…to make cut-outs.

Drop Sugar Cookies Recipe

1 cup butter or margarine (softened)
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 medium eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 cup buttermilk

Let the butter or margarine soften. I like to put mine in the microwave for about 15 seconds. In a mixing bowl beat together the softened butter with the granulated sugar until creamed. Add in the eggs and beat.

In another large mixing bowl sift together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and the salt.  Measure out the buttermilk and set aside.

Alternating with the buttermilk and flour mixture…mix all three together with an electric mixer. I do mine in thirds until everything is blended together.

Lightly grease your baking sheet (I use non-stick cooking spray). Drop by the tablespoon onto the baking sheet.

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 8 to 12 minutes or until done. Remove and let cool on a wire rack and then store the cooled cookies in an airtight container.

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  1. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    I too don’t have the time for cutout cookies. This sounds like a delicious recipe for drop,sugar cookies. thanks for sharing it.

  2. rochelle haynes says:

    Looking good like totry this for the hoildays
    my kids ill love this

  3. Tamra Phelps says:

    I’ve been planning to make some sugar cookies with my youngest nephew. He loves ‘helping’ & this looks like a good recipe to let him help with.

  4. I like the use of buttermilk in the recipe. I think it gives it more flavor. Drop cookies are so much easier but about once a year I will do the cut outs with the grandkids.

  5. These look delicious. My family and I always enjoy sugar cookies during the holidays. My niece and nephew love to bake with us and decorate them.

  6. I’d rather make these drop cookies since I’m lazy and I don’t have kids to help me.

  7. Those look good, I’ve never made sugar cookies, only had them other places. Surprised to see they are made with buttermilk, It’s not an ingredient I’ve ever used before.

  8. I used to love my mom’s sugar cookies. She used a recipe called Amish sugar cookies and it made a ton! I saw a recipe today for sugar cookies but instead of cookie cutters, they used a muffin pan. That would save time but the cut-outs are so cute decorated.