This batch was intended for portioning out in little zipper bags to hang on neighbors door. It is an especially kind way to remember older people who perhaps are missing friends & family this season. Single people are not immune to the “family pressures” being pushed at you from all sides. The craziness of overspending and running out of time, etc just is not “restful” and a simple gift of 2 or 3 homemade cookies can bring wonderful smiles and warm fuzzys to remind us why we are celebrating! If you are worried about overindulging, freeze the bags and set one out at night for a little treat with breakfast coffee.
Ingredients48 servings 86 cals
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
cup butter, softened (2 sticks)
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth.
- Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients.
- You want to form this dough chilled, so split it into two bowls for the refrigerator. Chill it for an hour. When forming cookies and the batter gets warm and sticky, switch bowls.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
- Shape into balls of rounded tsp. At first I used a small ice cream scoop. However this made balls slightly larger than an inch wide. These cookie really spread out leaving almost a sheet of wonderful tasting cookie. Since this was not what we are looking for, I switched to a melon baller and made cookies smaller than an inch.
- Roll each in colored sugar and place onto dullside foil lined cookie sheets. Be sure to place them apart because they spread a lot.
- Bake 8 minutes in the preheated oven, Stick to 8 minutes – they will be fine and not overcook.
- Slide the foil onto a cooling rack and the sheet is ready for the next. Let stand on cookie sheet about 10 minutes, or until close to room temperature, then use a spatula to transfer to a dish.