Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Melt-in-your-mouth Sugar Cookies

These cookies were amazing. But I am one that if I have the choice between something blonde or something chocolate, I'll go blonde. These tasted to me like a bakery cookie. They are delicious. I found them here who found them here. The frosting is from the first link and is the coolest frosting ever. I love how simple and delicious it is.
I doubled the icing recipe and made half of these with lemon flavoring and half with almond flavoring but I liked them best with no icing at all.


2 large eggs
1 C. canola oil
1/2 lb. (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 C. sugar, plus extra for the tops of the cookies
1 C. powdered sugar
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract (or could use almond)
4 C. plus 2 T. flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cream of tartar


Preheat oven to 350*. To make dough, use a large mixing bowl and cream together the eggs, oil, butter, sugars, and vanilla.
Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Refrigerate dough for 1 hour.
Using a cookie scoop or spoon, drop the balls of dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
Smear a dab of butter on the bottom of a glass, then dip it in the granulated sugar. Use the glass to flatten the balls of dough, dipping again into the sugar each time.
Bake for 9-11 minutes or until the cookies are just barely turning brown around the edges. Do not overcook and let cool before eating and/or frosting.


1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp. almond extract or vanilla or lemon or mint or your favorite
4-5 T. whipping cream (the recipe I found says 4-5 tsp. but that wasn't nearly enough)


Scott / Lori said...

Those look really yummy! I have never had a sugar cookie I liked without frosting. Those cookies are adorable and sound great. Thanks!

Leslie said...

cute cookies. i am not a fan of almond extract, but i think i would enjoy the lemon. i would love to try the lemon ones.
Mmm... love sugar cookies.

Jolie said...

Tawnie brought a plate of these cookies to lunch with my Mom for her birthday and I've tried them first hand and DELICIOUS! They were sooooo yummy and I can't wait to make the frosting and use it on a bundt cake!

Karey said...

Those look so delicate and delicous. I love things so tender and flaky that you have to be careful--I can imagine them melting in my mouth.