Thursday, September 30, 2010

Sugar Cookies, simple, delicious and a favorite

A simple sugar cookie
adapted from Dinners for a Year and Beyond!
350 degree oven

1/3 c butter
1/3 c coconut oil
3/4 c sugar

1 egg
1 t vanilla

1 3/4 c flour
1/2 t salt
1 t baking powder

Beat butter, coconut oil and sugar until fluffy,

Add egg and vanilla, beating well. Add flour, salt and baking powder. Combine well.

Drop by 2 T measures or use a 2 T cookie scoop, placing dough onto prepared cookie sheet.

Bake 14-16 minutes, bottoms will be light golden brown.

Let cool on baking sheet 8 - 10 minutes, remove to towel or wire rack to finish cooling. Of course they are good warm also!

Makes 16 cookies.


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Pam said...

I'm glad to know that coconut oil can sub for crisco!

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redmenace said...

Someone else recently recommended using coconut oil as a healthy alternative to the other crappy stuff out there! I might have to try it too. Your cookies look great and I am also a HUGE popcorn addict. Yum!

Foodessa said...

Melynda...thanks for giving me a very easy way to start learning how to incorporate Coconut oil in my baking. I've had a brand new jar un-opened sitting in my pantry yelling to be used ;o)

Flavourful wishes,

Annie Jones said...

I think that the lard sold in the stores is hydrogenated so that it will hold that nice block shape. If you can find lard rendered at a butcher shop or small meat processing company, it will probably not be hydrogenated.

I'm glad that I'm not the only one who uses coconut oil. I use coconut, olive and peanut oils, real butter and some bacon fat. Never shortening, margarine or canola oil. I'll have to try the coconut oil in cookies; I usually use butter as the substitute.

(BTW, I would guess that coconut oil got a bad rep several years ago because producers of other kinds of oils wanted it to. )

April@The 21st Century Housewife said...

Sometimes the simplest things really are the best - and your cookies sound simply wonderful!!