Friday, February 11, 2011

A few of my favorites

With many snow days the last couple of weeks the kids and I were running out of ideas, so we did some baking.  Thought I would share with you two of my all time favorite cookie receipes...a sweet treat for

So I'm trying to upload photos, but blogger and I are having issues soo here are just the receipes.  I promise they are TASTY!  If I can get pics soon I will

Sugar Cookies
1 c. Sugar                        1 tsp cream of tartar
1 c. Powdered Sugar           1 tsp soda
1 c. Butter                       1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs                            1 tsp almond extract
4 ½ c. Flour

*Cream together wet ingredients.  In separate bowl mix dry ingredients.  Then add to wet.  Mix Well
*For cut out cookies.  You might need to add more flour.  Dough can be sticky. Wrap in plastic wrap and put in fridge to cool.  (a couple of hours) Roll out on lightly floured surface and cut out. 
*For drop cookies-Drop by teaspoonful onto cookie sheet and then flatten with glass dipped in sugar
*Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.
Cool and Frost as desired
I like the drop cookies the best!
Thank you Susan for sharing this great receipe.

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
1c. Crisco               
                                   1 tsp baking powder                                    
1c. Brown Sugar          1 tsp salt
½ c. Sugar                 1 ½ tsp vanilla
2 Eggs                      1 1/3 c. quick cooking oatmeal    
2 c. Flour                   ½ bag or more of chocolate chips
1 tsp baking soda

*Cream Crisco, sugars and eggs.  Add vanilla and mix well.  Add all dry ingredients and then chocolate chips.  Mix well
*Drop onto greased cookie sheets.  Bake at 325-350 until browned.  Cool on rack.  (may add m&m’s too)

My notes: 
*I have used ½ butter and ½ Crisco.  They do come out a little flatter, but still tasty.
*I usually do 350 for about 12 minutes switching sheets at 6 minutes.
*I have made the
This receipe was given to me as a wedding shower gift.  Thank you Nancy!
se with old fashion oats, but for some reason they make the cookie dough a little softer (have NO idea why)
*Due to my lack of coordination I have made these with only one egg. Don’t ask why.  They turned out fine, but wouldn’t try it on a regular basis!

1 comment:

ch said...

Mmmmmmmmmm....i love, love, love sugar cookie. so of course i'm without cream of tartar. and god only KNOWS how justin would interpret that request on his next grocery run...can't wait to try them, though! thanks!!!