Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sugar Cookies

The other night i made some sugar cookies. I love soft sugar cookies, when they have the chunk sugar. So i used wiltons rainbow sparkling sugar.

I love this sugar, i use it for lots of things, its what i use for my favorite vegan margarita cupcakes.
So here is a recipe for these simple soft sugar cookies, and there drop cookies so there's no rolling involved which is always a plus.

  • 8 ounces (1 cup) butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup confectioners, sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cups canola or vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup colored sugar or sprinkles

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Prepare baking sheets by lining with parchment paper or spraying with vegetable shortening.
  • Using a stand mixer, beat butter until creamy. Add sugar and confectioners' sugar and continue beating until nice and fluffy. Scrape bowl. Add eggs one at a time and beat after each addition. Mix in vanilla.
  • On low-medium speed, mix in canola oil. Scrape bowl again. Add baking soda, cream of tartar and salt and blend well.
  • With mixer on low speed, add flour 1 cup at a time. Beat well, and scrape sides of bowl making sure to get down to the very bottom.
  • Chill the dough for 30 minutes before scooping and baking.
  • Have the colored sugar ready in another bowl or two, or combine the two sugars in one bowl. Using a cookie scoop or tablespoon, measure out dough, roll into balls and coat completely in colored sugar or sprinkles. Place on prepared baking sheets, leaving room for the cookies to spread.
  • Bake at 325 degrees F for 8-10 minutes or until the outside of cookies feel slightly firm to the touch.
  • Remove and cool on racks before storing in airtight containers.

  • I managed to control myself long enough to take a few photos :)

    I love these cookies, there the perfect soft chewy cookie, with the sugar giving it a nice crunch


    Erin said...

    oh yum...I'm pretty sure I could eat about 10 of these right now!

    Anonymous said...

    These sound delicious! I will definitely have to try these! --Adrienne

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