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Stir and Drop Sugar Cookies

stir and drop sugar cookies Dessert
Stir and Drop Sugar Cookies
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Servings 48

These sweet and simple drop sugar cookies are bright, colorful, delicious, and take less than an hour to make the whole batch! This recipe is delightfully easy to make, with no needing or rolling required. Just mix up your dough, form your cookie balls and finish them with our secret effortless ingredient to get that sparkling color; sugar and gelatin mix. This go-to basic drop sugar cookie recipe makes about 48 cookies, perfect for whenever you want to quickly make a large batch of delicious and festive cookies. MORE+ LESS-

Updated September 11, 2020
Gold Medal Flour
Make with
Gold Medal Flour

Ingredients

3/4
cup sugar
2/3
cup vegetable oil
2
teaspoons baking powder
2
teaspoons vanilla
1/2
teaspoon salt
2
eggs
2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
Additional sugar, if desired
Red and green fruit-flavored gelatins, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 400°F. In large bowl, mix 3/4 cup sugar, the oil, baking powder, vanilla, salt and eggs with spoon. Stir in flour.
  • 2
    Drop dough by teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Press bottom of glass onto dough to grease, then dip into additional sugar; press on balls until 1/4-inch thickness. Dip bottom of glass onto a wet paper towel, then dip into dry gelatin; press onto dough. Repeat until desired color appears.
  • 3
    Bake 8 to 10 minutes until light brown. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.

Expert Tips

  • Use parchment paper over your cookie sheets when baking to make clean-up quicker! Wipe the paper down and re-use when you are done.
  • Use a cookie scoop to keep each of your cookies the same size. If you don’t have a cookie scoop, an ice cream scoop will work as well!
  • This recipe uses vegetable oil instead of butter, what cookie recipes typically call for. If you would rather make drop sugar cookies with butter instead, take a look at our delicious and simple recipe for the Best No-Roll Sugar Cookies.
  • Are you looking for gluten-free drop sugar cookies? Take a look at our family-favorite recipe for Gluten-Free Cake Mix Sugar Cookies.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
60
Calories from Fat
25
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
0%
Saturated Fat
1g
0%
Cholesterol
10mg
0%
Sodium
45mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
7g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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