Sunday, March 8, 2015

Angel Sugar Cookies

Happy Time Change Day! Not that I love this whole time change thing. I grew up in Saskatchewan, we don’t change time there, we stay on daylight savings time, all year long!

I decided that since we are losing an hour today and it almost Spring we all deserve a cookie, or 6!

These simple sugar cookies are amazing! So easy and so very good. They are crisp on the outside and super chewy on the inside.

The cream of tartar gives these cookies a really nice little tangy taste, which I love.
And they are super cute and Springy and all I had to do was shake on some colored sanding sugar! Easy Peasy!

What you need,

1 cup butter, at room temperature
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup granulated sugar + plus a little extra for rolling
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 large eggs
4 cups + 2 tbsp. all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cream of tarter
1 tsp. salt (I used salted butter so I left the salt out, as usual!)
Colored sanding sugar or sprinkles, optional

In the bowl of a stand mixer combine the butter, oil and both sugars. Beat until smooth. Add the eggs one at a time until well incorporated. Then add the vanilla.  Slowly add the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt.  Mix until everything is fully combined.

Cover the batter with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours or longer.

When you are ready to bake the cookies, heat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a silpat mat and set aside.

Scoop a heaping tablespoon of dough at a time and roll into a ball.
Place the dough balls on the prepared pan. Flatten each ball a little but using a small glass with a flat bottom. Butter the bottom of the glass then dip it into the extra sugar and press each ball lightly. Sprinkle on your sanding sugar or whatever you like.

Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes until they are very lightly browned on the bottom and just set. Let the cookies cool on the pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Store the cookies in an airtight container for up to a week.
These cookies freeze really well too, not that you will have any left to freeze, they are that good!

There you go, pretty little cookies to help you get over the fact that you lost an hour of sleep today! On a high note at least it won’t be dark when you leave work anymore!

Happy almost Spring!


Recipe from The Pioneer Woman

1 comment:

  1. Such pretty pictures! They could be in a glossy cookbook! Looks like a delicious recipe. I could definitely use five of those in my mouth right now!