Cookie Recipe

 

Any time of the year is a good time for cookies, wouldn’t you agree? I love homemade cookies and I am going to share two of my favorite cookie recipes with you, I hope you enjoy.

Snickerdoodles

1/2 cup butter, softened

1 cup sugar

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp cream of tartar

Mix butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, beat in egg and vanilla. combine flour, baking soda and cream of tartar; gradually add to the creamed mixture.

2 tablespoons sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon-mix well, shape dough into 1 inch balls and roll in the cinnamon/sugar mixture. Bake at 375 F for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown.

Tips

1. I always use real ingredients, real vanilla extract, real butter. I find it tastes better.

2. when creaming butter, your butter should be soft enough for a table knife to glide through it.

3. make sure you correctly measure your ingredients, not measuring cups are the same, some are for liquid and some for dry ingredients. glass with a pour spout is for liquid and metal or plastic with a handle is for dry ingredients.

Sour Cream Drops

1/4 cup shortening

3/4 cup sugar

1 egg

1/2 cup sour cream

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1 1/3 cups all purpose flour

1/4 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

FROSTING

2 tablespoons butter

1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar

1/4 tsp vanilla extract

3 to 4 tsp water

cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. beat in egg, sour cream and vanilla. combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture. cover and refigerate for at least 1 hour.

drop by tablespoonsfuls 2 inches apart onto greased baking sheet. bake at 425 F for 7 to 8 minutes or until lightly browned. remove and cool on wire racks.

Frosting, melt butter in a saucepan until golden brown stir in the confectioners’ sugar, vanilla, and enough water to achieve a spreading consistency, Frost cooled cookies.

More baking tips;

1. preheat the oven before baking

2. read the recipe before you start and make sure you have all the ingredients you need.

3. prepare the ingredients before hand example; let the butter soften, toast the coconut etc.

4. measure the ingredients correctly, using the proper measuring tools.

5. use a kitchen timer.

6. cool baked goods on a wire rack to allow air to circulate around the food.

 

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