Monday, July 19, 2010
Posted in What's Cookin'
I found this recipe on the back of the sugar bag, with the name "Old-Time Soft Sugar Cookies". I thought that was a mouthful so I'm just going to call them Tea Time Cookies. They are a really easy cookie to make, with few ingredients, and turned out delightfully tasty. They are like a simplified version of a Snicker Doodle.
Tea Time Cookies - makes about 5 dozen using a 1 tsp measure
1/2 C shortening
1/2 C sugar
1/2 C brown sugar
3/4 C buttermilk (or, 1 Tbs lemon juice or vinegar with 3/4 cup milk poured over and allowed to sit for 5 minutes)
1 tsp vanilla
2 C AP flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 C sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
Cream together shortening and both sugars. Mix in egg, then the buttermilk and vanilla. Combine the dry ingredients in a separate bowl; stir into creamed mixture. Chill dough for one hour. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls onto lightly greased cookie sheet, about 2" apart. Bake in 400 degree oven 7-9 minutes or until set.
Serve with tea and knitting. ;)
Notes & Variations: This dough looked more like a batter to me. Don't be alarmed if it comes out more like frosting than normal thick cookie dough. The cookies turn out fine. I'm thinking these would be delicious with a little bit of jam sandwiched between two cookies... Strawberry perhaps?