drop sugar cookies


very simple + easy receipe. a slightly fluffy and chewy classic sugar cookie


  • 2 sticks unsalted butter (1 cup)
  • 1 ¼ white sugar
  • 2 ½ cups white or unbleached flour
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


  • 1 large bowl
  • 1 large mixing spoon
  • measuring cup
  • measuring spoons
  • cookie sheets
  • parchment paper


  1. mix sugar and (room temperature preferred) softened butter till creamy
  2. add vanilla and egg whites
  3. add baking soda, cream of tartar, flour
  4. mix all ingredients well
  5. drop large walnut size dough onto parchment paper lined cookie sheets
  6. oven 350 f (preheat)
  7. bake for approx 11 - 13 min or until just turning golden. tops will crack slightly

What you should know

many variations can be made to cookie simply by “adding” additional ingredients. sprinkle colored sugar crystals on top for fun look and extra crunch or top with chopped mini peanut butter cups etc…

Re: drop sugar cookies

We made a double batch for my granddaughter’s birthday party. All the kids got to decorate their own before the cookie sheet went into the oven. Turned out great!

Re: drop sugar cookies

Great idea! I am going to make these cookies with my daughter and her friends for a playdate tea party.

Re: drop sugar cookies

Good sugar cookie. Easy for kids to make. I did it with the nieces and nephews. They had a blast and got to decorate them with all kinds of sprinkles and goodies.

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Re: drop sugar cookies

Great cookie recipe. Very simple. I dropped them into a pile of decorative sugar crystals before transferring to cookie sheets. You can get the crystals in all different colors if you want to brighten them up.