Prospect Hill Bed and Breakfast Inn
Mountain City, Tennessee
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes
- 1 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup butter or margarine
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 egg
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
Place on waxed paper and chill until firm. (If in a hurry, pull off quarter-sized, up to 1 1/2-inch, pieces between palms of hands to form balls.)
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake cookies (see options below) for about 11 to 13 minutes, or until edges just begin to turn light golden brown. Watch for overbaking. Cool 1 minute, then remove from cookie sheet. Sprinkle with additional sugar if desired.
And when it's summer, mix some of this dough into vanilla ice cream for Cookie Dough Ice Cream.
Mix a drop or more of food coloring with table sugar about 1/2 inch deep in a small Pyrex bowl. Stir until colored. Prepare several colors or tones of colors.
Place a ball of dough in Pyrex bowl and rotate around until covered by colored sugar. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Mash down with the bottom of a drinking glass, a fork or your thumb.
Really Lazy Version
Shape dough into a roll as evenly as possible. Cut into 1/4-inch slices, place on ungreased cookie sheet and dust with colored sugar or other bottled decorations.
Roll chilled dough out flat and 1/4-inch thick. Use cookie cutters to make shapes. For leaves, cut them freehand. Dust with bottled decorations or colored sugar.
To above recipe, add 1/2 cup English toffee bits or chocolate chips. Form into balls and mash.