Drop Sugar Cookies Recipe (2024)

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This recipe is a keeper! A Simple Drop Sugar Cookie Recipe that can be easily converted to gluten free. These are a family fav!
This Drop Sugar Cookies recipe is my go-to sugar cookies at my house! I love this recipe because not only is it super simple, but it can be modified to make it gluten free, or dairy free if need be. The best part is you aren’t sacrificing taste or flavor by doing changing it up. These cookies melt in your mouth! They have such a great flavor and texture when they are baked up.

Gluten Free Sugar Cookies

This is one of those great drop sugar cookie recipes that can easily be converted to gluten-free! Just switch out the flour for your favorite gluten-free all-purpose baking mix. As always make sure your other ingredients are also gluten-free. Sometimes gluten can be hidden in vanilla extract so be careful of that.

Freeze the Cookie Dough

You can even make the dough ahead of time and freeze it for quick and easy homemade cookies anytime! We love to make easy freezer cookie dough with all kinds of our favorite cookies. You never know when the mood for a hot cookie will strike!

Simple Snickerdoodle

Before baking, you can roll the cookie dough balls in some cinnamon sugar for the world’s simplest snickerdoodle cookie! We have also rolled this dough in sprinkles too! When kids are in the kitchen magical things happen with cookie dough. LOL

Drop Sugar Cookies

This recipe is a keeper! A Simple Drop Sugar Cookie Recipe that can be easily converted to gluten free. These are a family fav!

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Drop Sugar Cookies Recipe (3)

Prep Time:5 minutes mins

Cook Time:10 minutes mins

Total Time:15 minutes mins


  • 1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup butter 1 stick, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg large
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  • In a small bowl combine all the dry ingredients.

  • In the mixer beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. (This will take a few minutes on high)

  • Beat in egg and vanilla until blended.

  • Reduce speed to low and beat in flour mixture just until combined, scraping the bowl with a spatula.

  • Drop dough by heaping teaspoons, 2 inches apart on a parchment-lined cookie sheet.

  • Bake for 10 minutes or until just brown around the edges.

  • Cool and serve!

  • Makes about 21 cookies depending on the size.

Gluten Free

  • Substitute a gluten-free baking mix & gluten free vanilla

Dairy Free

  • Use a dairy free margarine or coconut oil.


Servings: 21 cookies

Author: Amanda Carlisle

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  1. Drop Sugar Cookies Recipe (11)
    I’ve been looking for a good drop sugar cookie recipe and i found this on pintrest, so I was like “oh hey, lets give it a go” They didnt spread as much as i expected, which is good because they’re nice and fluffy, but that also makes them hard to decorate. I didn’t have parchment paper so I used cooking spray and flour, which worked pretty well. I have a light cooking sheet so i needed to add 20 degrees. they’re nice and soft and chewy, and i love them!


  2. Drop Sugar Cookies Recipe (12)
    Found these on Pinterest and they are delicious! Had to bake mine longer and made 29 cookies using a teaspoon scooper. Thanks for sharing!


  3. Drop Sugar Cookies Recipe (13)
    Made these and ate all of them the same day. Im making them again right now and im doubling the recipe ☺


  4. Drop Sugar Cookies Recipe (14)
    These are great! I was kind of skeptical at first but decided to try them. So glad I did? This is my new “go to” sugar cookie recipe. (unless I want cut outs, of course ?)


  5. Drop Sugar Cookies Recipe (15)
    Literally just made these and I am amazed! I am not a sugar cookie can but these are delish!! Made 12 large cookies, only had to take extra 3 minutes, and used dark brown sugar instead, it’s what I had on hand. They taste like caramel cookies! Going to double batch of next time!


  6. Drop Sugar Cookies Recipe (16)
    They were amazing and i rolled them in colored sugar.


  7. Drop Sugar Cookies Recipe (17)
    I made the gluten free version of these cookies and they are DELICIOUS! I used Cup 4 Cup flour. I love lemon so I substituted lemon extract for the vanilla. I baked my cookies in the convection oven, and they did spread quite a bit. I was looking for a no-fuss gluten free cookie recipe without a million complicated ingredients, and this fits the bill perfectly. This recipe is a definite keeper!


  8. Drop Sugar Cookies Recipe (18)
    Had fun making these cookies with my two year old son. They turned out fluffy and chewy. Delicious recipe!


  9. Love them! Had to cook them a few minutes longer but came out great. Hiding them for Thanksgiving! My grandkids don’t care for pie.


  10. Drop Sugar Cookies Recipe (19)
    These cookies are easy to make and so good .I put icing on half of them. Only problem is I want to eat all of them.


  11. Drop Sugar Cookies Recipe (20)
    I just made these today & they are delicious! I doubled the recipe & rolled some in sugar. I also had to cook them longer … but, maybe it’s because mine were larger. Thank you for posting this recipe. Yummm!


  12. Drop Sugar Cookies Recipe (21)
    I made these today and they are great, but are they supposed to be really chewy inside, and didn’t spread much. Wondered if a bit underdone, even though I followed to a T. I also rolled some in cinnamon sugar and some in sprinkles and colored sugar. The rest I left plain. All are yummy!


  13. Drop Sugar Cookies Recipe (22)
    Quick and simple recipe. Made them and they are good. Added butterscotch chips on top of some, sprinkle on others.


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