Easy Brown Sugar Drop Cookies Recipe

15 Servings
25 min

Learn how to bake delicious, easy brown sugar drop cookies for an after school snack or a weekend dessert treat. These quick & easy homemade cookies are simple to make, easy on the budget and taste amazing. You’ll love the lightly crunchy exterior paired with soft fluffy centers! Keep reading to learn how to make these 20-minute brown sugar drop cookies for your family this weekend.

Let’s Make Brown Sugar Drop Cookies!

When I was a little girl I baked with mom a lot. There are printed photographs still hanging around of me somewhere. My mom has numerous stashed photo albums from the 70s and 80s hidden in various boxes in her basement storage. In them are photos of me from about four years old on, baking cookies. Of course, in most of those photos I’m licking cookie dough batter off a spoon. Still, I still seemed to have grasped the concept of baking at a young age.

Not only did I learn that raw cookie dough is delicious. I also learned that if you want to eat raw cookie dough you had to actually make at least some of the cookies. These days, when I’m feeling lazy, I just pick up refrigerated cookie dough from the grocery store. Nothing, however, quite beats making homemade cookies from scratch. And I’ve found that by making something I enjoy eating, baking – and even cooking for that matter – really is a joy filled self care activity.

Back in the days when I was still under five feet tall and drawing with crayons was my favorite past time, I loved to bake snickerdoodles with my mom. You can of course roll these brown sugar cookies in a combo of cinnamon and sugar before baking them if you like. But these brown sugar drop cookies are actually delicious all on their own. And, this is a great cookie recipe to inspire a young (undiscovered) baker you may have in your own home.

Despite the name, these brown sugar drop cookies aren’t overly sweet. What they are, however, is pretty darn perfect. And quite frankly, I’ve never made an easier cookie. So, whether you’re getting back to your roots with some simple, old fashioned baking, or if you’re simply learning a new skill, this homemade brown sugar cookie recipe is a keeper.

If you like my brown drop sugar cookies recipe, then also try my pumpkin cheesecake brownies recipe!

Easy Brown Sugar Drop Cookies Recipe
Recipe details
  • 15  Servings
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 20 Minutes Total time: 25 min
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  • 2/3 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Large Egg
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 ½ cups Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ½ teaspoon Salt

Preheat oven to 375°F.
In a large bowl beat the brown sugar, egg, butter and vanilla until well blended. Set aside.
In a small bowl whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
Add to the brown sugar mixture and mix well.
Scoop about 1 tablespoon of batter per cookie and drop onto cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.
Let stand on cookie sheets for 5 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool.
Rebecca D. Dillon
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