Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Plain but perfect

There are as many sugar cookie recipes as there are families. For roll out cookies I'd made the same recipe over and over until I found Sylvie's on Soul Fusion Kitchen. Perfect for cookie cutters but growing up I remember a plain sugar cookie with the tops dusted with sugar. As luck would have it I found a recipe to satisfy that old memory.

While celebrating Christmas at Mary's, my step-mother, I found some cookies she'd baked but didn't have out. She said they were a little stale. They were exactly what I was looking for, well not the stale part, but I asked her to send the recipe and now I make these regularly. I only make a half recipe because my darling and I would sit down and eat them all and four to five dozen is way too many.

They are dusted cinnamon and sugar and are made with butter and oil and couldn't be easier to throw together. I hope you enjoy them.

Sugar Cookies
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 cup margarine (I used unsalted butter)
1 cup cooking oil

Cream together – beat until fluffy.

Beat in 2 eggs

4 cups plus 4 tablespoons
1/2 teaspoon table salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tarter
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet. In a small bowl, combine some sugar and cinnamon. Using the bottom of a drinking glass, spread with margarine, dip it into the sugar and cinnamon mixture, and press on top of each cookie. Cook for about 10-15 minutes.


Netts Nook said...

Thanks for sharing you cookies they look great can't wait to try.

maltese parakeet said...

LOL - you were searching for hidden cookies?

Memaw's memories said...

I'm going to try these. They sound perfect.

Moon said...

I'm always interested when someone tries one of our posts. Let us know

Sylvie said...

I haven't baked cookies since Christmas. Even with my more leisure life, I am have troupble finding time.

Also, the disadvantage of not working is that I don't have the excuse to take cookies to work as the reason for baking.

LindaM said...

Oh boy am I happy to find this recipe! I was dying (!!) for a good old fashion sugar cookie to make with my Grand Daughter & this is it for sure! Thanks for helping out this meemaw!

Moon said...

Sylvie, neighbors, I use the neighbors as an excuse.