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Drop Butter Cookies Recipe

Drop Butter Cookies

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"I found this recipe in my Grandmother 's file box. They just melt in your mouth. It made a big hit with my family. You can also use chocolate chips or nuts instead of raisins."

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Original recipe makes 3 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Cream butter, and sugar continuing to beat. Beat in egg, then flour, and then vanilla.
  3. Drop 2 inches apart on a greased cookie sheet, and top with a raisin, chocolate chip, or nut.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 09, 2004

This was an EXCELLENT recipe. Although there is no way on earth you can get 3 dozen out of it, these cookies were SOFT, MELT IN YOUR MOUTH, DELICIOUS, and took me only 20 minutes to prepare and BAKE! Perfect for on the go cookies. I rate this on a scale of 1 to 10, definnentely a 10. Keep up the good work, but watch the number you put in as a yield. --Josh

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 07, 2008

I didn't care for these cookies at all. I made the recipe as directed. I scooped them onto an ungreased cookie shhet using a 1 tsp ice cream scooper and baked them for the stated 10 minutes at 400F. What started as a ball turned into a 1/4 tall very spread out blob with burned edges. After letting them cool 10 minutes I used a metal spatula (I tried one that will flex and one too thick to flex) but I was unable to remove the cookies from the cookie sheet without them falling apart. They are very bland and taste like raw flour. I will definately not be making this one again.


32 Ratings

Jan 09, 2004

This recipe was very easy. I had to adjust the amount of flour to 1 cup because the batter was too thin. All in all a very good cookie, my guests gave me compliments.

Jan 09, 2004

I have a hard time figuring out how the recipe made 3 dozen. The recipe did not specify the size of the final product and even after doubling the recipe, I had a hard time squeezing 3 dozen out of it.

Dec 14, 2006

I also revised the recipie. I tried greasing the cookie sheet and the cookies burned around the edges. They also were too runny. Using a UNGREASED cookie sheet, dropping dough by rounded teaspoon fulls, and baking at 350 degrees for 7 minutes worked great! With Christmas time they were great with colored sugar sprinkles worked well also.

Nov 09, 2004

A very good cookie. If you like your butter cookies a little softer this is a good one. But, BEWARE! They will be gone quickly! I got it to make three dozen (well, 2 1/2 but the kids "licked" a lot of the batter) small cookies. I used a small spoonful to drop them onto the sheetl.

Nov 03, 2005

These were very, very good. And so easy to make! I ended up with about a dozen average sized cookies, but they'd make about three dozen cookies a bit bigger than a silver dollar like the butter cookies that come in a tin. They're good plain, or with a dollop of jam, or covered in sugar. Soft and yummy. Would reccomend to anyone.

Dec 14, 2010

In fairness to the recipe owner, the original recipe is for 3 dozen cookies but you must set your own serving size to 36 servings to get ingredients for that much. I tried to do 2 dozen, without greasing the pan, at 375 degrees for 8 minutes since my gas oven cooks hot and fast. The bottoms and edges burned while the centers were under cooked. :( I used sprinkles for the topping. The 3 stars are for the yummy flavor of the few that cooked just right - very light and not too sweet! Would be yummy with tea!


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  • Calories
  • 86 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 5.4 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 40 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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