I used to bake cookies only at Christmas time, but for the last several years, I’ve started baking more often. I guess it began when I bought cute cookie jars and thought it would be a good idea to fill them. Also, my grands visited a lot and thought it was fun that they could take the lid off any cookie jar to find a treat in each one. I only utilize three now. Everyone has a favorite and the standard chocolate chip cookie recipe from the pack of Nestle chips is always available.
During the virus, I have been doing a lot of curbside pickups for my baked goods, which makes me very happy. I even have shipped them to Florida, New York, Ohio, and upstate Pennsylvania. My son’s favorite sugar cookies are in particular demand.
Barry’s Favorite Sugar Cookies
- Small Cookie Scoop
- Ungreased Cookie Sheets
- 1 cup butter or margarine softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda and 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
- 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- LOTS of sprinkles or jimmies depending on where you grew up or how old you are
- Preheat oven to 400.
- Cream butter, sugar and add egg and vanilla.
- Add dry ingredients.
- Use a cookie scoop (small) and put on an ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten with a spoon dipped in water.
- Sprinkle with SPRINKLES and bake 8-10 minutes or until golden. Cool on wire rack. Should make about four dozen.