Baking with my children is one of my favorite things to do – it’s the perfect chance to teach them about where food comes from, and it’s also a great way to spend quality time together. From the time they were young they have been helping me in the kitchen, baking cookies, bread, pizza – you name it. These are memories we will always share, and I treasure them!
This recipe is unique because it doesn’t contain butter – it uses vegetable oil. The resulting cookies are tender and moist with a clean vanilla flavor. I especially love that these a drop cookies – I don’t have any rolling out to do! You don’t have to roll them in sugar, but I like the way it looks and I don’t think you can have too much sugar in a sugar cookie!
Perfect Drop Sugar Cookies
2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
In a large bowl, beat 1 cup sugar and oil together until smooth. Add in eggs (one at a time), beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla. In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt. Add to the sugar mixture – beat well. Roll the dough into 1/2 inch balls (I use a melon baller for this) and dip in additional sugar. Place on a baking sheet and flatten with the bottom of a glass. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 – 12 minutes until lightly browned. Let stand for a few minutes to set and cool on wire racks.
The total cost for this recipe is $1.08 and it makes 3 dozen cookies. I think that’s a great deal – even cheaper than buying a mix at the store! Plus, the memories are priceless!
What are your favorite things you helped bake as a child? If you have children, what are your favorite things to bake with them? I’d love to hear from you!