Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Pressed Sugar Cookies

Here is a different take on the sugar cookie. I like them because you get the sugar cookie taste without having to roll them out, making a mess of your whole kitchen. Plus these are very tastey.

I use to press them down with a glass dipped in sugar, and then I got a cookie stamp similar to the sunshine on the left, but my cookie stamp no longer resembles a sunshine since it was disfigured in a brawl with the disposal.

You have probably seen these stamps, but didn't realize how cool they were and how much you needed one. Now you have an excuse to go buy one... or you can just be the unexciting mom, and use the bottom of a glass. By the way, those are the same kind of moms that drop you off at school with their hair pulled up in a clip and in their bathrobe. Oh wait, I do that all the time.

This orginated from my friend Jeri. We love this recipe and these cookies always get gobbled up. I also like that if you want to get fancy, you can use colored sugar (just put sugar in a jar with a few drops of food color and shake). So color them to match the holidays or event. On to the recipe!!!

Sugar Cookies

1 c. granulated sugar
1 c. powdered sugar
1 c. margarine
1 c. oil
2 eggs
4 1/4 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. vanilla

Cream margarine and sugars until smooth. Add vanilla, oil and eggs. Mix again until blended. Combine dry ingredients and slowy add to creamed mixture. When combine, take about a teaspoonful and roll into a ball. Roll in sugar and put on cookie sheet. When cookie sheet is full, go back with your cookie stamp (or boring glass), dip in sugar and press each cookie down.

Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes.

These cookies are soft (thus all the 2 kinds of sugar and the margarine and oil). Give them a try and let me know how they turned out!

1 comment:

Barb said...

Can't wait to try these - I just bought my first set of cookie presses yesterday. I especially like the tip for coloring sugar. I plan to make these with my special ed kids at school and it will be a much easier process than cut out cookies with better results. Thanks!!!