Thursday, May 09, 2013

Grandma's "Darn Good Cookies"

I found this old recipe stuck in one of my recipe books. It was from our husbands Grandma Clara (on a side note, my sister Tammi and I married brothers, so we share the same in-laws...and yes, it's legal..we always get asked that). Grandma Clara had made these and had written at the bottom of the recipe "Alias, Darn Good Cookies" as it turned out, it's true, so I am keeping the name. It's one of those recipes that always sounded like a lot of work, but it really wasn't once I started, it only took a few minutes to whip them up and roll them out.  

Here's what you need:
  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • 1 c. white sugar
  • 1 c. butter, (Grandma used Crisco shortening, but they turned out just fine with butter)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar (if you don't have this, you can substitute the same amounts of  BAKING POWDER instead of the baking soda and cream of tartar)
  • 1/2 tsp salt, I used salted butter instead of adding salt
  • 3 1/2 c flour, I accidentally forgot to add the 1/2 c to the 3 c of flour, they turned out a softer, flatter cookie, but still delicious
Mix all the ingredients either with stand or handheld mixer. I used my cookie scoop, then rolled them into balls and dipped the balls in sugar. Place on cookie sheet, flatten just slightly with the bottom of a glass or whatever you have. Bake 350 degrees about 10-12 minutes. They will continue to bake when you take them out of the oven, they almost look like they aren't done baking, these should not turn brown. They are like a crisp sugar cookie on the outside and soft in the middle. You can frost them or not, they are yummy either way!

~Simply Angie

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