Monday, May 17, 2010

Sugar Drop Cookies

It's Tuesday without Dorie this week. Elizabeth of Cake or Death? decided on Apple-Apple Bread Pudding and although the recipe looks delicious and we like bread pudding, it just didn't fit in with our menu this week. Instead I have these simple sugar cookies which my son claims are his favorite cookie (but he says that about a lot of things, especially when he is hungry). These cookies have a crispy outer shell and a soft, almost creamy center, with just a whisper of cinnamon. You can easily adjust the amount of cinnamon to taste, or add similar spices that you have on hand. This very quick and easy recipe comes from an older edition of The Joy of Cooking. They are the perfect thing to throw together when you need a quick sweet, but I definitely remember spending many rainy afternoons in the kitchen when my kids were younger, watching them have tons of fun rolling the dough in a big bowl of sugar.

Sugar Drop Cookies
Joy of cooking

1 cup sugar
3/4 vegtable oil
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon

granulated sugar, for rolling

 Pre heat the oven to 375F

In the bowl of a stand mixer combine the sugar and oil mix well. Add the vanilla and eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the dry ingredients all at once and beat until well mixed. Shape dough in 1 inch balls and roll into granulated sugar. Place them on a baking sheet about 1 inch apart. Bake 10-12 minutes. Don't over bake- the cookies will not be brown when they are done. Makes 4-5 dozen cookies.
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