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Brown Sugar Drops


"Tasty little drop cookies made with buttermilk and brown sugar. A rewarding treat."
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1 h 30 m servings 73 cals
Original recipe yields 72 servings (6 dozen)


  • Calories:
  • 73 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 3.1 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 10.7g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 0.9 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 55 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time then stir in the buttermilk. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; stir into the buttermilk mixture until well blended. Cover dough and chill for at least one hour.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until almost no imprint remains when touched with your finger. Remove from cookie sheets immediately to cool on wire racks.

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  1. 9 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

Growing up my Grandma always made these cookies-with maple frosting!! They are wonderful!! Try some frosting on them if you find them boring!

Most helpful critical review

Very blah...wouldn't make it again.

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Growing up my Grandma always made these cookies-with maple frosting!! They are wonderful!! Try some frosting on them if you find them boring!

Very blah...wouldn't make it again.

yes i always make them they go perfect with homemade glaze 1/4 margarin 2 C. powdered sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1-2 teaspoos of milk Heat margarin until delicate brown. stir in powdered sugar ...

fine but bland, nothing special

Instead of brown sugar drops, try molasses drops! Make this recipe but substitute 2 cups mild molasses and 2 cups granulated sugar for the 2 cups of brown sugar.

They're not bad, but they taste kind of odd in a way I can't explain.

Sprinkle some cinnamon sugar or powder sugar to make it delicious!