Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Cookie recipes

As promised, here are the recipes I like to use for my cookies.  (I’ve never understood the hoarding of recipes to keep under wraps.  I guess that may be because we don’t have secret family recipes…)

Sugar Cookies (this is the No Fail Sugar cookie recipe via

6 C. flour
3 tsp baking powder
2 C. butter
2 C. sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla (or whatever you want)
1 tsp salt

cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add eggs and vanilla, mix well.
mix in dry ingredients a little at a time, mix until flour is incoperated and dough comes together

chill for 1-2 hours

Pre-heat oven to 350°
roll into desired thickness, cut and place on ungreased cookie sheet
bake for 10 min. or until edges are browning

Raspberry thumbprint cookies (

1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 egg
3 tablespoons Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1/3 cup seedless raspberry jam
1 cup white vanilla baking chips 
Red or green sugar, if desired

Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, stir cookie mix, butter, egg and flour until dough forms.
2. Roll dough into 3/4-inch balls; place 2-inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Using thumb or handle of wooden spoon, make indentation in center of each cookie. Spoon about 1/4 teaspoon jam into each indentation.
3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 5 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. 
4. In small microwavable bowl, microwave baking chips on High 1 to 2 minutes or until chips are melted; stir until smooth. Spoon melted chips into small resealable plastic bag; cut small hole in corner of bag. Squeeze bag gently to drizzle melted chips over cookies. Sprinkle with colored sugar.

Chocolate Snowflake cookies

2 squares chocolate (it doesn't say which kind)
1/4  cup butter or margarine
1 cup sugar
2 beaten eggs
1 teas. vanilla
1 cup flour
1 teas. baking powder
1/4 teas. salt
1/2 to 1 cup nuts
Powdered Sugar

Melt in a pan:    2 squares chocolate,1/4  cup butter or margarine

In a bowl mix:    1 cup sugar and the chocolate mixture

Cool and add:   2 beaten egg, 1 teas. vanilla, 1 cup flour,1 teas. baking powder, 1/4 teas. salt, 1/2 to 1 cup nuts

Chill 3 hours.

Make into balls and roll in powdered sugar.

Bake at 350 degrees for 10 min.

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