Sweet Tooth

Most of the time I try to healthify recipes, but we all deserve a treat every now and then!  Tonight was one of those nights!

Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies
recipe from Jenna

2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 tsp vanilla extract (or almond extract)
1 egg, slightly beaten

Combine the sugars together and then add the vegetable oil, vanilla extract, salt, eggs and baking soda. Whisk well to combine. Add the flour and stir. The dough will be semi-dry. Roll out ping pong sized balls of dough on a lined baking sheet. Press each dough ball with a fork and sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 375 for eight minutes.

Do not overcook or your cookies will be a little crispier.  You want them nice and pale.. very similar in color to before they were cooked.




Filed under Cookies, Recipes

4 responses to “Sweet Tooth

  1. Leslie A.

    Those look delicious! I’ve never made cookies with vegetable oil instead of butter or shortening, does it change the texture at all?

    • It does change the texture. They will have a crispier exterior than cookies made with butter. In this recipe I would say be careful not to overcook as it can become crisp all the way through. When using oil instead of butter you use less otherwise you get a greasy flat cookie. This is all from what I’ve read. It makes me curious to see how the recipe would vary if using butter..

    • Oil gives the cookies a different texture…more moist and not as crumbly. It’s more old fashioned and recipes like sugar cookies benefit from it because butter would make the cookie too crumbly!

  2. Marnelle Gleason

    Good luck on your half marathon tomorrow! I’m enjoying your blog and all the wonderful food ideas.

    Just take it easy and don’t get injured on the run. (my advice!)

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