How-to Make Drop Cookies

Fill a teaspoon or tablespoon with dough. Use another spoon or small rubber spatula to push the mound of dough off the spoon onto a cool baking sheet. Place dough 2 to 3 in. apart or as recipe directs.

An ice cream scoop is a perfect utensil for making uniformly sized drop cookies. (A 1 tablespoon-sized ice cream scoop with result in a standard 2-in. cookie). Just scoop the dough, even off the top with a metal spatula, and release onto a baking sheet.