These ordinary little sugar cookies have so much going for them: super easy to make, kid-friendly activity (stirring dough and decorating cookies), ordinary ingredients (no hydrogenated oils or corn syrup), and very tasty fresh from the oven.... Today is my daughter's birthday, so this little recipe is in her honor! (She'll be three and moving out of the "toddler" category into the "preschool category"!)
Recipe from Betty Crocker's Quick and Easy Cookbook
- 3/4 c. sugar
- 2/3 c. vegetable oil
- 2 t. baking powder
- 2 t. vanilla
- 1/2 t. salt
- 2 eggs
- 2 c. all-purpose flour
- additional sugar or sprinkles
- Heat oven to 400 degrees. Mix sugar, oil, baking powder, vanilla, salt, and eggs in large bowl with spoon. Stir in flour.
- Drop dough by teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Press bottom of glass onto dough to grease, then dip into additional sugar; press on balls of dough to make 1/4 inch thick (we didn't press them down with a glass--just used our fingers to sprinkle on colored sprinkles and it worked fine!).
- Bake 8 to 10 minutes until light brown. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.