STIR AND DROP SUGAR COOKIES
40 min Prep
40 min Total
When you're short on time but still want homemade cookies, make a no-nonsense no-roll sugar cookie with all the sweet flavor of traditional rolled cookies.
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2/3 cup vegetable oil
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
- Additional sugar, if desired
- Red and green fruit-flavored gelatins, if desired
- Heat oven to 400°F. In large bowl, mix 3/4 cup sugar, the oil, baking powder, vanilla, salt and eggs 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 until 1/4-inch thickness. Dip bottom of glass onto a wet paper towel, then dip into dry gelatin; press onto dough. Repeat until desired color appears.
- Bake 8 to 10 minutes until light brown. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.
- Keep cookies chewy and soft by storing them tightly covered. Resealable plastic bags, plastic food containers with tight-fitting lids and metal tins work best.
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