Stir and Drop Sugar Cookies

Stir and Drop Sugar Cookies

  • 40 Minutes Prep 40 Minutes Total
  • 48 Servings
  • 60 Calories per Serving
When you're short on time but still want homemade cookies, make a no-nonsense no-roll sugar cookie with all the sweet flavor of traditional rolled cookies.

Ingredient List

  • 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


  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.


  • Keep cookies chewy and soft by storing them tightly covered. Resealable plastic bags, plastic food containers with tight-fitting lids and metal tins work best.
  • You’ll feel like a real smart cookie when you’ve got a whole batch of sugar cookies baked and decorated in only 40 minutes. That’s why this recipe is a must-have for busy scratch bakers. The secret is skipping the rolling pin altogether in favor of a method from Betty’s top-rated No-Roll Sugar Cookies to get them on the cookie sheet faster, where the real fun begins. Crazy as it may sound, dry gelatin is a quick trick for adding a splash of color to your sugar cookies. Not only that, but this trick to make your cookies go from ho-hum to merry and bright will make you or your little one feel like a mad scientist. There’s a time to get sticky mixing up homemade frosting and a time when you don't mind sweeping sprinkles off the kitchen floor, but if now’s just not that time, don’t fret! Simply mix up a batch of these homemade cookies and call it a day. For your next baking project, Betty’s got all the sugar cookie recipes anyone could ever want, plus smart tips for baking perfect sugar cookies

Nutrition Information

Daily Values (Amount per serving)

Total Fat 3g 0%, Saturated Fat 1g 0%, Cholesterol 10mg 0%, Sodium 45mg 0%, Potassium NC*, Total Carbohydrate 7g 0%, Dietary Fiber 0g 0%, Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 0%, Iron 2%, Vitamin D 0%, Vitamin E 0%, Thiamin 0%, Riboflavin 0%, Niacin 0%, Vitamin B6 0%, Folic Acid 0%, Vitamin B12 0%, Pantothenic Acid 0%, Phosphorus 0%, Magnesium 0%, Zinc 0%, Selenium 0%, Copper 0%, Manganese 0%

Other Nutrients (Amount per serving)

Calories 60, Calories from Fat 25, Trans Fat NC*, Monounsaturated Fat NC*, Polyunsaturated Fat NC*, Soluble Fiber NC*, Insoluble Fiber NC*, Sugars NC*, Protein 1g, Beta-Carotene NC*, Omega-3 NC*, Carbohydrate Choice NC*, Starch 1/2, Fruit 0, Other Carbohydrate 0, Skim Milk 0, Low-Fat Milk 0, Milk 0, Vegetable 0, Very Lean Meat 0, Lean Meat 0, Medium-Fat Meat 0, High-Fat Meat 0, Fat 1/2

* NC indicates a nutritional value has not been calculated, which is typically due to either insufficient nutritional data for an ingredient or an incomplete analysis.