Drop Sugar Cookies Recipe

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Whether plain or with interesting toppings, these easy no-roll drop sugar cookies are always a hit!  


– 2 1/2 cups (300g) all-purpose flour – 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder – 1/2 teaspoon baking soda – 1/4 teaspoon salt – 1/2 cup (113g) unsalted butter, softened – 8 ounces (226g) cream cheese, at room temperature – 1 1/2 cups (300g) granulated sugar – 1 large egg – 2 teaspoons vanilla extract – optional toppings - sanding sugar, sprinkles, nuts, chopped chocolate, etc.

Mix flour, baking powder, soda, and salt. Set aside.  

Step 1 


Butter, cream cheese, and sugar should be creamy and lightened with an electric mixer on medium speed. Stir in egg and vanilla.  

Step 2

Lower the mixer speed. Add flour mixture slowly, mixing just until incorporated. Cover and refrigerate dough for 1 hour.

Step 3

Preheat oven to 350°F. Cover baking sheets with parchment or silicone.  

Step 4

Roll 2 tablespoons of dough into balls.* Roll dough balls in toppings. Place cookies on prepared pans with 2 inches between them.  

Step 5

Bake one pan at a time for 14–16 minutes until lightly browned and set.  

Step 6

Let the cookies cool for 5 minutes on wire racks. Move the cookies from the pans to a wire rack to finish cooling.  

Step 7

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