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Drop Sugar Cookies

"Super easy and delicious NO ROLL Sugar Cookies with a delicious frosting. No rolling pin needed for these – just drop and bake! I have so many favorite cookie recipes, but this one is by far the simplest!"

Drop Sugar Cookies

Servings – 24-48 Prep Time – 10 Minutes Cook Time – 8 Minutes for soft, 10 Minutes for crunchy



  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 2 cups powdered sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/4 cup milk

  • Food coloring of choice, optional

  • Sprinkles, colored sugars and decorations of choice, optional



Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Stir flour, baking soda, and baking powder together in a small bowl, set aside.

Beat sugar and butter together in a large bowl with an electric mixer until smooth.

Beat in egg and vanilla.

Gradually blend in flour mixture.

Roll dough into walnut-sized balls and place 2 inches apart onto un-greased baking sheets.

Bake in the preheated oven until edges are golden, 8 to 10 minutes.

Cool on the baking sheets briefly before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Glaze if desired.


To make frosting, mix all ingredients in a medium bowl, adding a tablespoon at a time of milk to thicken to desired texture. If too thick, add a little more milk.

Frost cookies, decorate with candy sprinkles, sanding sugar, or colored sugars and let set before storing.


Add chocolate candies to your cookies before baking. Add them by pressing them individually to the top of each cookies once placed on the cookie sheet.

These cookies make great gifts when stacked in a tub bag and tied with ribbon and matching tag. See picture below.


Calories 86 / Total Fat 4g / Saturated Fat 3g / Cholesterol 14mg / Sodium 60mg / Carbohydrate 12g / Dietary Fiber 0g / Total Sugars 6g / Protein 1g / Calcium 6mg / Iron 0mg / Potassium 11mg

"I may be slightly obsessed with Sugar Cookies. Especially this recipe since it's so versatile. You can top them with M&M's, sprinkles, colored sugars, or frosting! Anything your heart desires. They are probably my favorite cookie of all, and I’m sure it has to be because there is a nice layer of delicious frosting on top. It may be the kid in me, but I simply LOVE a delicious and soft cookie covered in frosting and sprinkles!"

CWT is not a certified dietician or nutritionist. Any nutritional information shared on this site is an estimate counted through measurements and package nutritional information used in each recipe. If calorie, macro counting and other nutritional values are important to you, I recommend running the ingredients through your choice of nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary depending on national brands used per recipe.

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