How To Make Drop Cookies

Drop cookies are one of the easiest kinds of cookie recipes out there. Simply mix, chill dough, scoop and bake! Butter helps these cookies keep their perfectly proper shape with extra flavor.

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Step 1: Cream Butter & Sugar

In the bowl of a standing mixer, cream 2 cups of butter and 1 cup of confectioners' sugar until fluffy. Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and combine. Gradually add in 3 1/2 cups of flour and 1 teaspoon of salt until wet and dry ingredients are well combined. Add nuts or other additional ingredients of your choosing.

Step 2: Cover & Refrigerate

Cover and refrigerate until the dough is firm, about one hour. Then, line baking sheets with parchment paper. Portion the dough into walnut-sized mounds using a cookie scoop and place onto baking sheets.

Step 3: Drop & Bake

Bake until lightly browned on the bottom edges, about 18-20 minutes. Let cool and decorate as you wish! Ready to get started?