Sunday, June 26, 2016

grandma's cookbook - Butter Sugar Cookies

My family loves homemade cookies. They especially love them when they are soft as opposed to hard or crunchy. So, when I make cookies I do two things . . . not being a professional baker, I do not know for sure these two things contribute to the softness of my cookies, but I have a feeling they do. What are these two things, you ask? Well . . . 
  • I always use brown sugar in my recipes. I take whatever the amount of sugar the recipe calls for and use half brown sugar and half regular, granulated sugar.
  • I combine the butter and sugars, then add the baking soda/powder, salt, vanilla and eggs and let my mixer just go at it, mixing these ingredients for several minutes. The batter turns a light color and then I add the flour. I do not know if this really makes a difference or not, but when I do not take the time to do this, my cookies are not as soft.
My grandson Josiah is especially a fan of my butter, sugar cookies, so I try to keep my cookie jar full of them when the boys are here - and always send some home with them as well.

If you would like to try this recipe with your family, you'll find it here . . . 
  • 2 sticks of butter - softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 3/4 cup flour
  • sprinkles - whatever you want to use
Combine the first three ingredients until well combined. Add remaining ingredients except for the flour and sprinkles and mix until light - a couple minutes or so. Then add remaining flour and whatever sprinkles you want to use.

Bake at 375 for about eight minutes - until golden brown around the edges. Place on racks to cool and enjoy!

These cookies are simple, tasty and fun to make with your grandchildren! Let them help and package some to share with a neighbor.

What cookie recipe is a favorite of your grandchildren?

1 comment:

  1. My family and grandkids like peanut butter cookies. But they like sugar too, I will give this a try next time.