Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Puffy Sugar Cookies

I found a new recipe for Easy Sugar Cookies and I added it to my list to make immediately.  Check out the original recipe on Cleverly Simple because she has a lot of great recipes!!  I thought that it would be perfect to make for Thanksgiving dessert.  I was making pies but I know that my son doesn't do pies and some other kids might not either so I figured that cookies would be good. 

Put in the sugar and the butter to cream together in the mixer.


After they mixed together, they were really creamy but not fluffy.



After the eggs were incorporated, the mixture was light and fluffy.


I added the vanilla and it just turned a little brown which made it look like all of my other cookie batter.


The different ingredient that I only use in snickerdoodles was the cream of tartar.  I bought it after my husband declared that they were his favorite cookies and haven't used it since so I decided this was a good idea to try.  I added the dry ingredients and mixed together.  I know you are supposed to mix dry ingredients together first but I don't like to do extra dishes so I always put them in the mixer directly and haven't had any problems.  If you want to save dishes too, try it!


The dough looks like the base of chocolate chip cookies or some sugar cookies but it was mighty tasty!  It was hard to stay out of.  I put it straight into the refrigerator to cool and make sure that it gets a little more solid.  I know that it is horrible to eat raw dough but I can't help it!!!



After the dough is cold and more solid, I used the cookie scoop to make even sized cookies.  I used orange sprinkles to roll them in but you could also use regular white sugar.  I wanted to make something festive since I was bringing these to Thanksgiving dinner for the kids after dinner.


I put them on my Silpats to make sure that they didn't stick and because I always cook on them.  My son helped me with this step so there was a lot of sprinkles that ended up on the Silpat too.


After they cooked, they were still puffy and stayed puffy even after cooling.  The addition of the cream of tartar really changes the texture of the cookie and how they react to baking.  I think that next time I will take them out a little earlier because I left them in a little longer because they were larger then called for in the recipe but they were still super tasty.


The cookie has the sprinkles all the way around and has a nice shine to them to make them look like they are coming from a fancy bakery.  They would be perfect in red and green for Christmas so I will probably be trying them again soon.


I got a whole big container full and enjoyed eating the few that wouldn't fit in the top.  I just wanted to make sure that I tested them hot out of the oven as well as after they cooled so that I could give you my best review.




Puffy Sugar Cookies

Ingredients
  • 1 c margarine
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2¼ c all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp cream of tarter
Instructions
  1. Cream sugar and margarine.
  2. Add egg and mix well.
  3. Add the vanilla.
  4. Combine flour, cream of tartar and baking soda. Add the dry ingredients to the mixer. Mix well.
  5. Chill the dough for at least one hour or when you have enough time to make them.
  6. Using a cookie scoop, scoop a small amount of dough into your hand and roll the dough.
  7. Roll the ball of dough around in sugar until fully covered.
  8. Place on cookie sheet with parchment paper or Silpat and  bake in a 375 degrees oven for 10 minutes.
Notes:
-Use parchment paper or Silpat to avoid sticking to the pan. 
-Chill dough in between batches if not making them quickly to maintain thick dough

Hope you enjoy them as much as we did!!!

2 comments:

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    1. My husband loves sugar cookies and doesn't really like the cut out cookies as much so I thought that these would be a nice one to try. Super easy and they came out looking much puffier and fancier then I expected.

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