Friday, October 28, 2011

Cookie of the Week! Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies!

I try to make a batch of cookies every 2 weeks for my family.  There's nothing like the aroma of freshly baked cookies, and surprising my family with a homemade treat.  This Old Fashioned Sugar Cookie  is a Martha Stewart recipe that I found years ago.  It's so simple, it's not one where you roll the dough out and make cut-outs, it's just a drop cookie,  it's so easy, and so "old fashioned". Try them, you will love them!

Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies 
3 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 3/4 cups sugar
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 TBS finely grated lemon zest plus 1 TBS fresh lemon juice
(I have omitted this, my kids didn't like the zest)
1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks) Softened
2 large eggs
Sanding sugar for sprinkling, or Sprinkles

1. In a large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients, (flour, baking soda, and salt) mix with a whisk to combine.  In a mixer, or by hand, cream the butter, then add the sugars, eggs, lemon zest, and lemon juice.  Mix for 2 minutes.  Slowly add the dry ingredients, and mix for 1 more minute. 

2. Scoop dough using a 2 inch ice cream scooper or 2 tablespoons, 2 inches apart on a greased cookie sheet.  Flatten cookies slightly with a spatula, and sprinkle with the sanding sugar, or sprinkles. 

3. Bake at 350 until gold brown about 10 - 15 minutes.  Let cool and ENJOY!!!!


Walking on Sunshine... said...

I'm going to try these. I think I'm having company tomorrow. Not sure with the snow coming. But these look easy and I don't have to roll them out!

Liz said...

Nice who's coming? They are so very easy and yummy too

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Maybe the Brickers, but I don't think so. They're suppose to come around 5 and the snow is suppose to be heavy after 3 :(