Muz's Drop Sugar Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ½ cups white sugar
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar, or as desired
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Step 2

    Sift flour, salt, and baking soda together in a bowl. Beat 1 1/2 cups sugar, butter, shortening, and vanilla extract together in a separate bowl until thoroughly mixed; add egg and beat until creamy. Stir creamed mixture into flour mixture until smooth; stir in milk. Drop teaspoons of dough onto a baking sheet and flatten each with the bottom of a water glass. Sprinkle the tops of each cookie with enough sugar to cover the entire cookie.

  • Step 3

    Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned around the edges, 10 to 12 minutes.

  • Cook's Notes:

    Have all ingredients at room temperature (except milk and egg, of course).

    Muz’s recipe calls for 2 tablespoons of milk, but after the first go-around the dough seemed a little dry. So, I added a third tablespoon of milk and it turned out really well. So I recommend 3 instead of 3.

    I added another 1/2 teaspoon vanilla for more flavor, so do what you want with it.

    Her recipe also called for just 1 cup of white sugar, but after following the recipe the first time, they just weren’t as sweet as I remembered. So when I made them the second time, I added another 1/2 cup, which turned out perfectly. Again, do what you want.

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