Drop Sugar Cookies Recipe

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Whether plain or with fun 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. Butter, cream cheese, and sugar should be fluffy and lightened with an electric mixer on medium speed. Stir in egg and vanilla.

Step 1 


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

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

Step 4

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

Step 5

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

Step 6

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