Thursday, March 05, 2009

Sugar Cookies

I was craving sweets tonight but didn't have any "special" ingredients on hand so I needed something simple. This did get close to making me run out of flour.

I got this recipe off the zaar and it's for once a month cooking. I intended to bake some and freeze some but the kids kept eating so I just baked them all:) They are delicious! Super soft and very delicate.

45 min 30 min prep
6 dozen
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup oil
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
4 1/2 cups flour
Place sugars, butter, and oil in a large bowl. Beat until fluffy.
Add eggs and vanilla. Beat until incorporated.
In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, salt, cream of tartar and baking soda.
Add to butter mixture and mix until combined.
To freeze:.
Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Roll dough into 1-1/2" balls and place on sheet. continue until all dough is used. Place in freezer and freeze until dough is firm, about 1 hour. Transfer dough balls to a large freezer bag. Seal and freeze.
To bake:.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray or line with parchment paper.
Place dough balls on sheet about 2 inches apart.
Bake for 10-15 minutes or until edges are starting to turn golden brown.
Remove and cool on a rack.
If baking immediately after mixing dough, reduce baking time to 8-10 minutes.
You don't want the whole cookie to brown, just the edges.


Anonymous said...

it was cookie day for us too!! :). I loveee cookies.. why can't they be equal to vegies in their nutrition value? LOL

Anonymous said...

Mmmmm. I agree with Shar! No fair they have to be fattening! LOL :)