Make Drop Cookies

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One of the easiest types of cookies that you will ever make are known as drop cookies. When you make drop cookies you eliminate the need for the rolling and the cookie cutters but you still get a delicious quality cookie that is made from ingredients that you know to be fresh and wholesome.

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There are a wide range of drop cookies and among them are some which don't even require baking. No bake drop cookies are quite popular and require very little effort, yet serve up a helping of dark chocolate in most cases which has antioxidants as well as oatmeal which is well known for helping to lower your overall cholesterol. Not quite what you'd expect from a cookie, is it?

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NO BAKE DROP COOKIES

Ingredients

  • 3 cups oatmeal
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon margarine
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter

Instructions

  1. 1
    Add sugar, cocoa, margarine and milk in a saucepan.
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  2. 2
    Bring to a rapid boil, then cook 1 1/2 minutes
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    Stir constantly.
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  3. 3
    Remove from heat and add peanut butter, stir until dissolved, then add the coconut and oatmeal and nuts.
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  4. 4
    Drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper.
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  5. 5
    Refrigerate until firm.
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BUTTERSCOTCH DROP COOKIES

Ingredients

  • 2 cups firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup soft butter or margarine
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup chopped nuts, optional
  • 3 cups sifted flour
  • 1 teaspoon double-acting baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
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Instructions

  1. 1
    Cream together sugar and butter.
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  2. 2
    Beat eggs, milk and vanilla into mixture.
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  3. 3
    Add nuts.
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  4. 4
    Sift remaining ingredients together, then blend into mixture.
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  5. 5
    Drop by teaspoonfuls onto a lightly greased cookie sheet.
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  6. 6
    Bake in a 350 degree oven for 8-12 minutes.
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OATMEAL DROP COOKIES

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cups oats
  • 1/2 cup nuts
  • 1 cup raisins

Instructions

  1. 1
    Cream together shortening, sugar, eggs and molasses.
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  2. 2
    Stir in the flour, soda, salt and cinnamon.
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  3. 3
    Stir in oats, nuts and raisins.
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  4. 4
    Grease cookie sheet and drop by rounded teaspoons about two inches apart.
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  5. 5
    Bake in a 375 degree oven for 8-10 minutes.
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GUM DROP - DROP COOKIES

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups chopped gum drops, spiced
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
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Instructions

  1. 1
    Cream together shortening with sugars.
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  2. 2
    Add eggs then blend.
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  3. 3
    Add dry ingredients with milk.
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  4. 4
    Add the cut spiced gum drops and vanilla.
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  5. 5
    Drop onto greased cookie sheet approximately two inches apart.
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  6. 6
    Bake in a 350 degree oven until golden brown.
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SUGAR DROP COOKIES

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. 1
    Cream butter, shortening, sugar, vanilla and egg together.
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  2. 2
    Add to dry ingredients and mix until mixture is smooth.
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  3. 3
    Blend in 2 tablespoons of milk.
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  4. 4
    Drop by teaspoon on ungreased cookie sheet.
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  5. 5
    Flatten with bottom of water glass dipped in sugar.
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  6. 6
    Bake in a 400 degree oven for 12 minutes, or until bottom is browned.
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BASIC DROP COOKIES

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 slightly beaten egg
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot water

Instructions

  1. 1
    Cream together margarine and sugars.
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  2. 2
    Add egg and beat until smooth.
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  3. 3
    Add all the dry ingredients, then water and mix well.
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  4. 4
    Add your choice of any of these
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    1 cup chocolate chips, 1 cup oatmeal, 1/2 cup coconut, 1/2 to 1 cup of walnuts or pecans, 1 cup of peanut butter chips, or any combination of the above to create your favorite cookies.
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  5. 5
    Drop by spoonfuls on greased cookie sheet and bake in a 375 degree oven for 8-10 minutes.
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PEANUT DROP COOKIES

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup white syrup
  • 2 cups peanut butter
  • 4 cups Rice Krispies

Instructions

  1. 1
    In a medium sized saucepan combine sugar and syrup and boil exactly 1 minute.
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  2. 2
    Add peanut butter.
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  3. 3
    Mix well and pour over Rice Krispies.
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  4. 4
    Mix and drop by spoonfuls on waxed paper.
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Chocolate Drop Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

Instructions

  1. 1
    Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees.
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  2. 2
    Lightly grease a cookie sheet or line it with parchment paper.
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  3. 3
    Mix the dry ingredients together.
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  4. 4
    Cream sugar and shortening together, beat in eggs, buttermilk and vanilla.
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  5. 5
    Mix in nuts, if desired.
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  6. 6
    Place rounded tablespoonfuls of dough onto prepared baking sheets.
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  7. 7
    Bake for 8-10 minutes.
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  8. 8
    Cool on baking sheet for five minutes
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    Move to a wire rack then cool completely.
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