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This 1950 version of Betty Crocker's Picture Cookbook is still a favorite in many homes. Mom's Pantry friend, Sharon Jackson, recently made the Brown Sugar Drops recipe with her granddaughter. They love to add chocolate chips to the recipe.
Brown Sugar Drops (with Chocolate Chips)
* the chocolate chips are not in the original recipe
Mix together thoroughly:
1 cup soft shortening 2 cups brown sugar 2 eggs
1/2 cup sour milk* or buttermilk Sift together and stir in:
3 1/2 cups sifted flour 1 teaspoon soda 1 teaspoon salt
Chill at least 1 hour. Drop rounded teaspoonfuls about 2" apart on lightly greased baking sheet. Bake until set...just until, when touched lightly with finger, almost no imprint remains.
Temperature: 400F (mod. hot oven) Time: Bake 8 to 10 min. Amount: About 6 doz. 2 1/2" cookies.
*OPTIONAL- add in one bag of chocolate chip after adding flour mixture.