Football Friday # 3 – frosted sugar cookies

Some are specially decorated with red and blue m&ms. Go Bills!

I thought frosted sugar cookies would be a great way to celebrate this third Friday of the NFL season. These use 1/2 tsp of cream of tartar. If you don’t have any, you can substitute 3/4 tsp baking powder. I didn’t chill the dough and they came out fine.

If you don’t want to do the spray glass in Pam, dip in sugar and slightly flatten cookies with sugar dipped glass, you can just slightly flatten them.

Remember to scoop your flour from your flour bag into your measuring cup and preheat your oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before baking.

  • Cookie ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbs water
  • 5 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar (or 3/4 tsp baking powder)

Directions – preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before baking. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or baking liners. In a bowl, cream butter, oil, sugar, powdered sugar, eggs and water. Add dry ingredients. Scoop out 1/4 cups of dough and roll into balls. Stagger on prepared cookie sheets. Spray the bottom of a drinking glass with Pam and dip bottom of glass in sugar. Slightly flatten each cookie on sheet (you will have to repeat spraying of bottom of glass and dipping in sugar process). Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes (no longer). Cool completely.

  • Frosting ingredients
  • 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 3 tbs milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla

Directions – blend butter and powdered sugar. Add milk and vanilla. Frost cookies. Place in covered container and store in fridge.

Cookie monster!

Thank you for stopping by today. Wishing you a wonderful day! And I hope the Bills smash the Dolphins on sunday!

Smushed lemon cookies

These might be a bit too puffy.

I present smushed lemon cookies. Instead of rolling them out and cutting them with cookie cutters, I scooped out 1/4 cups of dough (XL cookies, of course), and smushed them with the palm of my hand. (I am a 4 year old, I know) Then, I sprinkled them with sugar. A note, these don’t spread too much so you can make them as flat as you want. Quick notes – scoop your flour from your flour container into your measuring cup to get the right amount and preheat your oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes to get the correct temperature. Also, I got a late start on baking and frosted the cookies while they were still warm. If you think the frosting might be too lemony, use 1 tbs lemon juice and 1 tbs water.

  • Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup Crisco (you can also substitute butter, softened to room temp)
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tbs vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tbs water
  • 1 tsp lemin extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 2 3/4 cups flour

Directions – preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes., in a bowl, blend crisco, oil, sugar and powdered sugar. Add water, lemon extract and egg. Blend in remaining ingredients. Scoop out 1/4 cups of dough. On a cookie sheet lined with nonstick baking liners, stagger mounds of dough. Flatten to desired thickness with the palm of your hand. Sprinkle with sugar., bake 13 to 17 minutes (bottoms of cookies will be lightly golden). Cool.

Frosting – combine 2 cups powdered sugar and 2 tbs lemon juice. Frost cookies. Store in covered container.

Thanks for stopping by! Remember to be kind. We all are fighting some sort of battle.

Frosted Cake mix cookies with mini m&ms

Easy cake mix cookies!

I panicked at the thought of bringing 6 cupcakes into work tomorrow (although they are very large), so I decided,to add some cake mix cookies to bring in. I used a white cake mix for the cookies, topped them with white chocolate frosting, and I topped them with mini m&ms. They cookies are puffy and soft and I think you will really like them. You can try and different cake mix flavor if you want. You can also use semisweet or milk chocolate chips in the frosting if you prefer. Remember to scoop your flour from your flour container into your measuring cup so you get the correct amount, and preheat the oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before you start baking, so the oven is the perfect temp. Also, I really piled on the frosting thick and still had a little left over. If you don’t want a ton of frosting on the cookies, you can halve the frosting recipe or save it to use on something else.☺

  • Cookies ingredients
  • 1 white cake mix
  • 1/2 cup egg whites
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 tbs cornstarch
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil

Directions – preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes. In a bowl,combine cake mix, flour and cornstarch. Add egg whites, vanilla water and oil. Line a cookie sheet with nonstick baking liners. Stagger 1/4 cups of dough on the prepared sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes. They will be lightly golden on the bottom. Cool completely.

  • Frosting ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 3 to 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Directions – in a microwave safe bowl, heat milk and white chips in 30 second increments until you cam stir it smooth. Add butter and vanilla. Blend in enough powdered sugar to get the consistency you want. Frost cookies and top with mini m&ms. Store in covered container.

Have a wonderful week! And remember to be kind!