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Brown Sugar Drops

User Rating 4.5 Star Rating (2 Reviews)


More brown sugar cookies below.

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 1 cup soft shortening (originally lard)
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour milk or buttermilk
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • Glaze, below


Mix brown sugar, shortening, buttermilk and egg.Mix together thoroughly. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt. Mix well. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour. If using self-rising flour, omit baking soda and salt.

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake until set - just until when touched lightly with finger,almost no imprint remains. Probably about 8 to 10 minutes. Immediately remove from cookie sheet, cool. Make about 6 dozen cookies. Spread with Light Brown Glaze.

Light Brown Glaze

  • 1/2 cup margarine or butter
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 - 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 to 4 tablespoon milk
Heat margarine in 1 1/2 quart saucepan, over medium heat until delicate brown. Stir in powdered sugar and vanilla. Stir in milk until smooth. Spread glaze on brown sugar cookies.
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 5 out of 5
Betty Crocker throw back, Member beansrmajikle

This is a Betty Crocker recipe in one of their books from the 70's. It's an awesome recipe and have been using it for years. Figured I would just give props to betty.

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