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.
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.
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.
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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