Thursday, February 26, 2009

Makin' Cookies...... Our Favorite Sugar Cookies!

If you're a frequent visitor to my blog, you might remember my post a few days ago where I was showing off my new apron, which I was wearing while Laci and I made sugar cookies. Well, today I thought I'd share that awesome recipe as well as Laci making them.

She was awarded a "Way To Go" coupon good for making cookies with me, as well as picking out which cookies to make.Laci got this for having such good behavior during and after church. (Trent received one for picking out a game to play with me.)Sugar Cookies were the winner! Laci helped mix all the ingredients in the Kitchen Aid, which she really likes to operate. She also rolled the balls of dough in sugar and then flattened them with a cup. We definitely could not forget to put sprinkles on some of them either. Laci wouldn't let me forget. She's quite the little baker!

This is her coupon. It's from a Make-A-Wish coupon booklet I bought from one of Trent's fundraisers at school. I've made my own coupons for them before, but this booklet makes it so easy for me to browse through and choose from . There are a lot of them, too. Ones that I wouldn't have ever thought of. I am really liking it! So are the kids! They like this bit of incentive! It's fun to recognize their good behavior or deeds with one of these, especially when they are not expecting it.

Back to the sugar cookies. This is hands down my favorite sugar cookie! I've tried other ones to see if they would out do this one on taste and none of them do. My husband got this recipe from a lady at church while he was on his mission for our church. He remembers it was the Ward Mission Leader's wife in his ward in Mancus, CO. He said he asked for this recipe after eating them because they were sooo good! She gave him some other cookie recipes too and we like all of them. She must have been a good cook! Whewww! I'm glad he asked for this recipe so his future family, at the time, could enjoy them. They are light, buttery, delicious and delicate!

Sugar Cookies
1 c. butter, softened
1 c. sugar
1 c. oil
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. powdered sugar
4 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cream of tartar
1/2 tsp. salt

Mix together first 5 ingredients. In another bowl, mix dry ingredients together. Add dry ingredients to wet. Mix well until it makes a big, light yellow ball. You can refrigerate dough a few hours, overnight or not at all. (Refrigerate covered dough overnight if you want to make cut-outs. ) Otherwise, just roll a walnut size ball of dough in sugar,place on an ungreased cookie sheet and flatten slightly with a sugared glass. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes. Watch carefully to keep them from getting brown. ** This makes a ton of cookies. I've never payed attention to how many, but it's a lot.


Katie said...

Hey Missy, I've got a felt board post planned for my other blog ABC and 123 on March 27th, so if you get yours posted by then drop me a line so I can add you to the feature.

Isn't it great baking with your children in the kitchen, a great way to make memories and traditions while spending time together.

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

Looks like some great mother-daughter time together. I love that your kids get little rewards to do things with you. I'll have to remember that one!

The cookies look delicious! I'm always looking for a good sugar cookie (they're my husband's favorite!)

Michie said...

I like your "Way To Go" coupons. How do you use them? Do you hand them out when you recognize good behavior? We've just started a kind of token system with my daughter, giving her a token when we recognize some great behavior - but I am interested in the coupon idea of a fun activity because you've been doing a good job.

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