Monday, January 30, 2012

Mom's Sugar Cookies

These are the sugar cookies my mom made most often.  We had them EVERY Christmas and just in general when we wanted cookies.  I love these.  They are easy!  They use simple ingredients that I most generally always have in my pantry.  They use oil instead of butter or margarine.  The dough doesn't have to be chilled and they are dropped with a spoon.  Couldn't be any easier!  They can be sprinkled with whatever colored sugar celebrates a certain holiday or birthday and they pretty much taste fantabulous!  They are puffy little crunchy yet moist cookies and I think they're perfect.

Here's how we make Mom's Sugar Cookies AT HOME MY WAY:

Mom's Sugar Cookies

  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 2/3 cup oil (I use canola or vegetable)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • Colored sugar for sprinkling
In a med mixing bowl, slightly beat the eggs.  Add in the sugar and oil.  Stir until well combined.  Add the vanilla.  Stir again.  Add the baking powder and salt.  Blend well.  Lastly, add the flour and stir well.

Drop onto sprayed or lightly oiled cookie sheet.  Using a sprayed/oil glass press the cookies down or I just usually flatten a little bit with my hands.  Don't flatten too thin.  Just flatten like fat little cookies.  Sprinkle with colored sugar.

Bake @ 350 ° for 12 minutes.  Cool, then remove to cooling racks.

Here's a closeup.  I was running out of red sugar and there is some stray green sugar here and there but you should taste them!  YUM!


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