Friday, March 25, 2011

Quick and Easy Sugar Cookies (also very cheap)

I made dinner the other day for my mother-in-law and her two sisters as well as my niece and her boyfriend! Good food and family always makes for a good time.  I made my daughters' favorite HAMBURGER SOUP (I will post the recipe soon).  Also I made a loaf of french bread and a loaf of pizza bread!  For sweets, I made an oatmeal pie (which was a flop and I threw that recipe away) and a batch of these Quick and Easy Sugar Cookies. They used basic ingredients I already had in my pantry and were fairly speedy since they made a small batch.  I rolled some in colored sugar and some in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar.  The soup was perfect (I only had one small bowl leftover) but the cookies stole the show!  If you need a quick, easy dish to share, this would be a good thing to take!

(I got this recipe from a favorite blog - 

Quick and Easy Sugar Cookies

  • 1/2 cup soft margarine or shortening (I used margarine.)
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond flavoring (optional) (I did not use this because I didn't have any.)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1-1/2 cups flour
In a medium sized bowl cream together the margarine or shortening and sugar. Beat it until it is smooth and fluffy. Add the egg, milk and vanilla, mixing well. Stir in the salt, baking powder and flour. Blend it all up until it makes a nice smooth dough. Drop the mixture by small spoonfuls onto an oiled cookie sheet. Bake at 375° for about 8 to 10 minutes.
If desired, you can color the dough with food coloring for special occasions. You can also form them into small balls and roll them in a little granulated sugar right before baking.
I love this recipe because it is so easy to prepare. I think it goes together even faster than most cookie mixes. It is cheap and easy too, costing only about 50¢ to 60¢ for the whole batch. If desired, this recipe can easily be doubled.

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