ORIGINALLY POSTED DECEMBER 12, 2011
Today’s recipe is a new addition to our cookie trays. It is not one that we did when I was growing up but it’s one I include every year now.
Several years ago when my kids were in preschool we attended a book fair there prior to Christmas. I got them a “Strawberry Shortcake Holiday Treats” cookbook and this recipe is from there! It had all “regular” ingredients (aka ingredients I had on hand) and that’s why I liked it.
I usually have them help me by dropping the cookie dough in the cinnamon and sugar and having them roll them. Rolled cookies are good for that!
I often double this one, it’s a fast tray filler.
Tomorrow be on the lookout for a fun craft for the kids to go along with this recipe!
1 3/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
also 2 Tbl. white sugar
2 Tbl milk or cream
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 375
In medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside
Use the electric mixer to cream together the butter and 1 cup of sugar.
Beat in the egg. Add the milk and vanilla. Beat until all combined.
Add in dry ingredients and beat til well mixed.
In the small bowl, stir together the 2 TBL sugar and 1/2 tsp cinnamon.
Roll the dough into 1″ balls. Roll the balls in the cinnamon sugar mixture and place them about two inches apart on the baking tray.
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until cookies are done. Remove to wire rack and cool completely.