Brown Sugar Drops

Dawn Cook


This cookie followed my son through his school years and is still a favorite of my husband and his co-workers.
They are a soft cookie that is wonderful with milk,coffee, tea or just reaching into the cookie jar. I hope you enjoy them as much as my family has these past 30 years.


★★★★★ 2 votes

5 dozen
10 Min


  • 1 c
    soft shortening
  • 2 c
    brown sugar,firmly packed ( i like a mix of dark and light, but you can use what you have on hand)
  • 2
    large eggs
  • 1/2 c
    buttermilk ( or sour milk 1/2 tblsp vinegar to milk and let set for about 15 minutes)
  • 3 1/2 c
    sifted flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp

How to Make Brown Sugar Drops


  1. Mix well shortening, sugar and eggs;
    Stir in buttermilk or sour milk
    Combine with sifted flour, baking soda and salt
    Chill dough for 20-30 minutes
    Drop spoonfuls on greased baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
    Bake in hot oven (400 degrees) for 8-10 minutes.
    Makes about 5 dozen

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About Brown Sugar Drops

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