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21 delicious drop cookie recipes (1958)

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The drop-and-bake cookie family is a big one with great variety and much good eatng for all. “Drop dough by teaspoonfuls, about 2 inches apart, on greased cookie sheet” — what a world of good eating those directions foretell!

Recipes for Southern Sour Cream Jumbles, Sponge Drops and Soft Molasses Cookies

Recipes for Southern Sour Cream Jumbles, Sponge Drops and Soft Molasses Cookies

Southern Sour-Cream Jumbles

Ingredients

1-2/3 cups sifted cake flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup soft shortening
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup commercial light sour cream
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon granulated sugar

Directions

Start heating oven to 400 F. Sift together flour, soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix until creamy, shortening, 2/3 cup sugar, and egg; mix in flour mixture alternately with sour cream; then mix in chopped walnuts.

Drop dough by teaspoonfuls, 2″ apart, onto greased cookie sheet. Combine cinnamon and 1 tablespoon sugar; sprinkle a little on top of each cookie. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden. For larger cookies, drop by tablespoonfuls, 3″ apart.

Makes about 3 dozen cookies

 

Recipes for Shrewsbury Drops, Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies, Brown-Edge Cookies

Recipes for Shrewsbury Drops, Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies, Brown-Edge Cookies

Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies

Ingredients

2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup soft shortening
1 cup granulated sugar
1 egg yolk
1/2 cup buttermilk or sour milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg white

Directions

Start heating oven to 375 F. Sift together flour, soda, and salt. Mix shortening, sugar, and egg yolk till fluffy. Mix in flour mixture alternately with buttermilk; then mix in vanilla. Fold in egg white, beaten stiff.

Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls, 3″ apart, onto greased cookie sheet. With spatula, flatten to 1/2″ thickness. If desired, sprinkle with sugar mixed with chopped nuts, raisins, or grated lemon rind. Bake 20 minutes, or until golden brown.

Makes 2-1/2 dozen

 

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