Grandma’s Drop Sugar Cookies

Grandma's Dropped Sugar Cookies - Triple Chocolate Kitchen

Growing up, it was rare to find store bought cookies in our house. It was even more rare to find them at Grandma’s house. Cake, cookies, pies… whatever treats she had on hand were homemade. Cherry pie, frosted brownies, and these drop sugar cookies are some of her staple treats.

Grandmas are the best, aren’t they?

shron, jess, grandma, allison

Now that I’m older, I’ve been collecting my favorite recipes from her. While no one makes them like she does, I’m still pretty happy with the results! Usually she tops her cookies with regular white sugar, but I decided to use colored sugar to make them a little more fun.

Grandma's Drop Sugar Cookies

The best part is that you just drop spoonfuls of dough on the cookie sheet instead of having to spend time rolling dough and cutting our designs like our Mom’s Rolled Sugar Cookies. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE those cookies. But dropping spoonfuls is much quicker than rolling them out.

Our family’s favorite Grandma story is from a few Christmases ago. Our mom was in the kitchen, frying some breaded chicken on the stovetop. AS is always the case on Christmas, everything comes together at the last minute, so right before all the food goes on the table, things get a little hectic. Well, mom looked away for a moment to get something out of the oven, and the chicken on the stovetop started to get a little dark. Grandma, who we have NEVER heard say a curse word in her life, yells, “Holy shit! Don’t burn the chicken!”

To this day, it still cracks us up. I’m laughing just writing about it!

What’s your favorite “grandma” story with your grandmother? Leave a comment! 🙂 And then go try these cookies! They really are really yummy and easy!

Grandma’s Drop Sugar Cookies

Cook Time: 10 minutes

These sugar cookies are one of our grandmother's most common treat. Plus they're super easy. Drop a spoonful on a cookie sheet and bake... no rolling and cutting out required.


  • 1/2 cup margarine (soft)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 Tablespoon vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda


  1. Combine margarine, sugar, and eggs.
  2. Add sour cream and vanilla.
  3. Add flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder.
  4. Chill dough for at least 1 hour.
  5. Drop by the spoonful onto cookie sheet. Sprinkle with sugar (white or colored) and lightly press into dough. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes.

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Jessica is a co-founder here at The PinterTest Kitchen. She also works doing graphic design and marketing for Pine Creek Structures and does freelance graphic work in her free time.

17 thoughts on “Grandma’s Drop Sugar Cookies

  1. Grandmas ROCK! I was lucky to have mine for all of my 50 years. When I was little she gave me a card box and for years she gave me her recipes, all hand-written. She passed away 2 years ago and I miss her like crazy, but I do love to pull out her box and make one of her recipes – cookies were one of her “things” – reading her handwriting. Nothing like it.

  2. I never really knew my grandmother, but she did leave behind all her recipes. My mom is a great baker and has passed that on to her great-grandchildren as well.

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