Friday, August 27, 2010

Cookies for the Grandchildren

The grandchildren are coming tonite and I'm getting ready. Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies from The Brown Eyed Baker are already made. Next is the following recipe for sugar cookies. Ohhh.. these are sooooo good!

Make your own "slice and bake" sugar cookies! Keep a roll in the freezer for "emergencies.Sprinkle the tops with sugar or sprinkles before baking or decorate baked cookies. OR leave them plain and dunk in a big glass of cold milk.... yuuummmmmm!

Grandma's Slice and Bake Cookies
1 cup butter, softened (use REAL butter, unsalted)
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups self-rising flour (or substitute all-purpose flour and add 1 1/2 teasp baking powder and 1/2 teasp salt per cup of flour)
1 cup finely chopped pecans (I ALWAYS lightly toast mine. You can use other nuts or OMIT)

Combine butter and sugars in large bowl of electric mixer, beat well. Add eggs and vanilla, mix well. Stir in flour. Add pecans, if desired.
Divide dough into 3 portions. Shape each portion into a 12x2-inch log and wrap in wax paper. Refrigerate several hours or overnight (or store in the freezer).
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Slice dough 1/4-inch thick and place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove from pans to cool. Yield: 8 dozen.

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