Super Soft Drop Sugar Cookie Recipe | 11.25.15
With Thanksgiving a day away, I can only imagine the majority of you are last minute grocery shopping, last minute decorating and last minute cleaning to prepare for your grand Thanksgiving feast, or just to prepare for a small family get together. In any case, you are probably thinking you don’t have time for another recipe in the mix. Well, you’re wrong. This one is beyond easy and only takes around 15 minutes to prepare and bake. Yes, you heard me right, total time is 15 minutes. These are super quick and it’s likely you have all of the ingredients in your pantry and refrigerator.
I received this recipe from a friend years and years ago, so I’m not sure who the original creator was, but I’m truly thankful. Just yet another thing to be thankful for this Thanksgiving holiday. Have a great one!
• 2/3 cup margarine (I used unsalted butter this time and they turned out just fine, so I’d say
whatever you have on hand)
• 3/4 cup granulated white sugar
• 1 tsp. vanilla
• 1 egg
• 4 tsps. milk
• 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
• 2 cups all purpose flour
• 1/4 tsp. salt
sugar crystals for top of cookie – any size or color. I used larger crystals that were gold for Thanksgiving, but feel free to use whatever you find or like. They can be found at most grocery or craft stores. I found mine at Hobby Lobby.
Step 1: Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Step 2: With a mixer, cream together margarine (or butter), sugar and vanilla until well combined.
Step 3: Add egg to mixture and beat until fluffy.
Step 4: Stir in milk.
Step 5: Sift in flour, baking powder and salt
Step 6: Blend into mixture until throughly combined. I used my hands to combine everything which worked nicely. But feel free to use a spatula to stir it all together. A mixer isn’t needed for this part.
Step 7: Drop by spoonful onto an ungreased cookie sheet. These don’t spread too much so you can put them fairly close together.
Step 8: Pat the tops with the sugar crystals and press down gently.
Step 9: Bake for 6-8 mins or until the bottoms are just golden brown. They probably won’t look completely done on the tops, but that’s okay. Cool completely before removing from pan.
When you bite into these delicious morsels they’re going to be uber soft and almost like they’re not baked all the way, but trust me, they’re done. If you like a crisp cookie, this is not going to be your cup of tea, just keep that in mind. You can store these in a tupperware container for probably up to 1 week. They’ll be just as soft the next day and the next as they were the first. Yum!
Idea 1: I’ve placed the cookies stacked in a circle on a gold charger and placed some berry branches around them to give them a little Thanksgiving flair. You could also get real cranberries and sprinkle them around the cookies on the plate for the same feel.
Idea 2: Pre-plate the cookies and then for a cute touch, serve milk in a miniature glass milk bottle. Add a graphic straw to give it some added pizazz.
However you plate these cookies, people won’t be able to resist them: I promise. So be creative. Remember, they’re going up against pumpkin pie, so give them a fighting chance.