We were at a cottage this summer and one of the other guests had brought up some cookies she made. They were deliciously dangerous (in the “bet ya can’t eat just one” category) In even better news she explained how easy they are to make! I do love baking, but to be honest I love me some easy baking too. I haven’t made them in a while because we are on a bit of a healthy living kick start (and eating fists full of cookies will probably derail me somewhat) However, my healthy eating doesn’t need to get in the way of your cookie enjoyment. These would be perfect for a cookie exchange..tis (almost) the season!
|2 1/2||cups all-purpose flour|
|2||teaspoons cream of tartar|
|1||teaspoon baking soda|
|1||cup unsalted butter|
|1 1/2||cups sugar|
|1||teaspoon vanilla extract|
*In a small bowl, combine the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
*In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until smooth, about 2 minutes. Add the eggs, milk, and vanilla and beat well. Add the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Wrap the dough tightly with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours. (I think I only left it in for an hour…I was hungry and impatient)
*Preheat oven to 350?F.
*Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets, leaving several inches between for expansion. Sprinkle generously with the cinnamon sugar mixture. Bake for 12-14 minutes.
*Cool the cookies on the sheets for 5 minutes, and then remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Then try to resist eating them all at once.