It is another month and I am baking once again through the group, Baking Gals. This is not a big deal to do, but I can only hope, it makes a difference to those receiving my cookies. In selecting cookies, I look for quick, easy and delicious recipes. QED means, I can bake more quickly and since I do this in a limited time frame, that is important.
The recipes, we send should be good to eat but those that are not going to melt if they end up in a hot area. As a result, I leave out frosting or decorations. I do include chips in the cookies as well as nuts and dried fruit, depending on the recipe. This recipe is an easy sugar cookie which turned out to be a chewy delight. It surprised me.
I usually make new recipes when I bake for the military. It gives me the opportunity to add recipes for the future, particularly for my grandchildren and my students. Since, I do not know their preferences, I attempt to put in a variety although one time, when I looked at the box, I was sending, I saw more than half were chocolate and another time, I was heavy on the Snickerdoodles.
For anyone who wants to literally throw something together quickly, this is the recipe. You can ice these or add sprinkles on top.
- 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup margarine, softened
- 1 1/2 cups white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients. Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls, and place onto ungreased cookie sheets. I used my teaspoon cookie scoop.
- Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden. Let stand on cookie sheet two minutes before removing to cool on wire racks.
My cookies took eight minutes.
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