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:
1 Cup margarine of butter, softened (I use Blue Bonnet margarine)
1 Cup Sugar
2 Cups sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda and 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp vanilla
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. I use a cookie scoop (small) and put on an un-greased 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.