Thursday, January 1, 2009

HAPPY NEW YEAR... And More...

COOKIES.

I love cookies, especially home made sugar cookies. Especially these sugar cookies, these Million Dollar Sugar Cookies.

When I left you I had mixed everything up and stuck it in the fridge to cool. It makes it easier to ball the dough in the next step.

I just take a teaspoon and scoop up the dough, then, depending on my mood, I either roll it into a ball or just kinda wad it up some and put it on the cookie sheet.

I did some of both when I cooked these up last night. I did the little wads first, because I wanted to get them in the oven and cooked so I'd have some to snack on, otherwise I'd eat more cookie dough than I'd make up into cookies.

After you get it wadded or rolled and onto the pan, it's time for MORE SUGAR!!! You take a flat bottomed glass, in this case an Oklahoma State Cowboys glass in honor of how well they did this season even if they got whipped in the Holiday Bowl, and you squash the bottom into some sugar in a bowl and you flatten the cookie balls.

I like to make them pretty flat, less than 1/4 inch because I like them more crisp, but you will have to determine what you like best. If you don't want them as crisp don't squash them as flat.

Then all that's left to do is bake and prepare for the battle, because you're gonna have to fight people off to get your fair share. Yes, in my opinion, they are that good.

And the finished project. I got this pan just a bit brown on the edges, but they are still tasty. Did I mention that I don't cook much? So I wasn't used to how the oven heats. The top rack was more true to the time on the recipe... the bottom was hotter, so less time was necessary. These were cooked on the bottom rack.



I'd print photos of me chowing down and savoring these crispy, delectable (that's a good 35 cent word) cookies, but I've been told that I could be arrested for indecent exposure. And extreme mis-behavior. And lustful drooling...


Now for the recipe...

MILLION DOLLAR SUGAR COOKIES

1 C. powdered sugar
1 C. granulated sugar
1 C. butter
1 C. oil
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
4 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. cream of tartar

Cream both sugars and softened butter. Add oil and mix well. Add eggs, vanilla and mix again. Sift together flour, salt, soda and cream of tartar. Add to batter.

Chilling for at least 1 hour will make the cookies easier to handle. Form into balls of about 1". Flatten with bottom of glass dipped in sugar. Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet at 375 degrees for about 10 minutes or until golden brown around the edges.

Then throw your arms around them 'cause you are going to love them.

P.S. I get kitchen privileges because I do clean up after myself. Very well.

7 comments:

Twisted Fencepost said...

Thanks for the recipe. They look delicious!
Happy New Year, RDW!!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

copies and saved the recipe and you are welcome to come to my kitchen anytime!!!! :)

Mary Ellen said...

Yummy. Please come here and make some cookies for me. Right now. I'll put the coffee on.

Tipper said...

I love sugar cookies-and this looks like a good recipe!

jojo said...

I'll be right over...well...in spirit anyway. Have a great New Year Helen...;)

Lisa said...

Oh my, I just love cookies. I will share my recipe with you as well. I think you will like it too. In fact, make them and tell me if you like them as much as yours. but these will not be crunchy, they are very soft. I am going to get the recipe right now and will email it ok?

kim-d said...

Okay...SUGAR cookies smashed down with a SUGAR-coated glass? NUM! I love cookies and these sound incredible. I also liked the pix of the cookie-dough-making process because your kitchen looked the way mine does when I attempt baking! Cooking goes a little better, but not much. :)

Right from the get-go I've had a good feeling about 2009. Knowing about these cookies seals the deal.