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Friday, October 7, 2011

Foodie Friday- Sugar Cookies

This week when I was at the grocery store, I totally forgot to get any ingredients for Foodie Friday! I couldn't even believe myself. I didn't really want to go back to store and spend more money, so I decided to make something with ingredients I already had on hand. You might already have the ingredients for a tasty little cookie already in your pantry! 

A great resource to use when you want to make something yummy but don't want to run out to the store is Super Cook- it's a website where you can enter the ingredients you have on hand, and it will pop out all the recipes you can make with those ingredients! Cool, right?

Let's get started making some easy and delicious Sugar Cookies!

The ingredients you will need are:

2 and 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup softened butter
1/2 cup shortening 
1 egg
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup confectioner's (powdered) sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

First, sift your flour and baking soda together into a small bowl.
Then, whisk your flour, salt and baking powder together until well mixed.

Take your softened butter and shortening in a large bowl and blend it on a low speed with your powdered sugar and granulated sugar until soft and fluffy. 

Add your egg and vanilla and mix until blended.
Don't eat it, though it is hard to resist.

Shape into small balls the size of a key lime.

You can either flatten then with a glass bottom dipped in sugar...

These cookies will be light and crispy and pretty thin, good for dipping in milk, coffee or tea! Personally, I like my sugar cookies a little softer and thicker , so I made the next batch that way. Just take the same amount of dough and keep it pretty round without flattening it.

Yum yum, delicious! I love sugar cookies. You could also make a quick icing for these, but my household likes them without icing much more, so I just left them as is! They are absolutely delectable, I LOVE sugar cookies... do you?


  1. o yes! sugar cookies are spectacular!


  2. Sounds like a yummy recipe. I'll be sure to save it for a Christmas sugar cookie recipe. I'll bet it would be delicious to roll out, cut and decorate for Christmas cookies.

  3. I don't think powdered sugar has ever looked as good as it does, sitting there on top of a stick of butter. Yum!

    -amanda k.

  4. OH MY GOSH i will dream about those tonight

  5. k those look like THE best sugar cookies ever!

  6. omg sugar cookies!

    want to be my roommate?
    i would love to have you cooking everyday lol

    i love your pictures love .
    great definition . which camera do you use?

    have a lovely weekend

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  7. I love sugar cookies! Thanks for sharing :)

  8. sugar cookies are my favorite. so perfectly simple

  9. I've been dying for a website like this! Super big thank you!

    a cup of subtle tea


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