December 10, 2009

Santa Will Just Love These!

Hattie's school asked for volunteers to make 3 dozen cookies for our wassail and cookie social at church this Sunday. Part of getting a tuition cut at the school is through tithing, and a big chunk of tithing is service, so I signed up! Plus, I love to bake and I love to eat, so it's a win/win situation! :)

After making these (and tasting these!), I had to share the recipe because they are just yummy, yummy goodness!

Spiced Sugar Cookies
2 & 1/3 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp salt
2 stick butter (I know that's a lot, but tis the season!) :)
1 & 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1 egg
2 tsp vanilla extract

1.) Mix flour, baking soda, nutmeg, and salt; set aside. Beat butter & sugar in large bowl with mixer on medium-high speed until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually stir in flour mixture until mixed well.

Then if you are going to use cut outs, refrigerate the dough for atleast about an hour to firm it up. I didn't, so I skipped this part.

2.) Preheat oven to 375. Place rolled dough or cut-out dough on greased cookie sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on baking sheet for one minute, then remove to wire racks. Cool completely.

3.) Once cooled, dip one end in melted chocolate. I used the microwavable candy wafers (chocolate flavored) from Hobby Lobby. Then sprinkle on sprinkles and place cookies on wax paper so chocolate can dry and harden.

Yields about 4 dozen.

So I plan on sending 3 dozen off with Hattie to school tomorrow. The other dozen goes to me, myself, and I! I might share a little ;).


Team Tanneberger said...

You're awesome! They look like pro-baker cookies! They look goooooooooooooooooooood!

The Jasters said...

Those look YUMMY! Love the pictures of the girls on their "snow day". Very cute!

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