Recipe by Teri Viereck
"These are great EASY cookies. My grandmother made them for years."
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packed brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons
1 1/2 tablespoons
1 1/2 cups
I think this is a great recipe, aside from the overwhelming taste of baking soda. I had to reduce it to 1/2 a tsp to get a normal tasting cookie...
It was an easy recipe. Not to crazy about all the shortening. Would make again but with butter instead of shortening.
Okay, I took the advice of some of the other reviewers of this recipe, and added a little less baking soda. WOW these cookies are amazing!! I added raisins and pecans, because the cookies just seemed to ask for them! Great recipe.
Good cookie - my adjustments: one egg instead of two, only 1/2 tsp baking soda, only 1/2 tbls water, and I added 1 tsp vanilla, I used oil instead of shortening and refrigerated for an hour before baking so they wouldn't run together.
I made these for a women's retreat that I went to a few weeks ago. I left some at home for my husband and he couldn't stop eating them. I sent the leftovers home with my mom and my brothers & Dad loved them too. There was a faint taste of ginger in them, but I don't know where it came from. Bottom line, I'd definitely make them again.
After reading some of the reviews I reduced the baking soda to 1 tsp and also used only 1 egg. I added a tsp of almond extract and as I didn't have enough shortening, I topped it off with margarine. The end result was pretty tasty. I made them for a play date and all the kids and moms really liked them. The did spread more than I had realized they were going to so my pan became one big cookie that I had to seperate, but even so they were a soft, chewy, brown sugary delight.
Reduced baking soda and loved the outcome. I liked that it wasn't overwhelmingly sweet and turned out being soft and a little fluffy. My husband just about ate the whole batch. Thanks for offering it.
Taste good, but really soft. Too much shortening, in my opinion. Would like to try again with butter, almond extract, and vanilla.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Grandma's Brown Sugar Drop Cookies
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 111
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