Wednesday, December 15, 2010

a cookie of the week

Finally. Finally there was something other than chocolate chip cookies around here.
I don't know why, but there hasn't been anything else baked around here for a pretty long time. But this week (and last) we had the vanilla sugar cookies, again. However, for some reason, I just couldn't add the vegetable oil. Since I am a big dough eater, I just pictured myself drinking vegetable oil. Sort of gave me a stomach ache. So, I used 2 sticks of butter instead. Cause eating sticks of butter seems to be so much better. (ahem.)
You know I am a huge fan of the "slice and bake". I wish I would have had some red or green sugar crystals to roll it in instead of the raw sugar. Nonpareils would be cute. Next time.
The cup of butter definitely gave these cookies a more buttery flavor. Seemed to be a good fit for everyone around here.

I use my place mats for everything. Even jotting down recipes. You still have time to get yours before Christmas. I'm thinking for a guarantee Christmas delivery, Friday will be safe, for sure. East Coasters will be good through Monday. If you have any questions, feel free to shoot me an email and I can figure out if it can get to the address you would like on time. And, if it is a gift, let me know, I'll be happy to include the gift card. Thanks.

25 comments:

Kristyn Knits said...

lots of cookie baking around here this week. I saved one batch for us and the rest are out the door in gifts. I'm a dough eater too...just can't resist it. we're loving our place mats!! jingle, jingle to the friends.

Kathy said...

Got my place mats today! I was planning on giving them to my sister and her family, but now I'm thinking of keeping them for my family...love them :)

Nora said...

I got my placemats today too! They are awesome! Such a unique gift and no running around malls to purchase!

~RaenWa~ said...

I love baking I need to get down to it Christmas will be here before I know it. I really like your place mats.

Jane said...

I need to start my baking. Just four or five different kinds. Cut-outs for sure. Our placemats have been getting a workout! We love them!

Poshyarns said...

The place mats are gorgeous Leslie, if I was in the US I would be giving them to everyone.

I laughed out loud at your butter versus oil comment, I made the same swap in a recipe the other day for pretty much the same reason. I think I eat more dough than I do of the actual baked cookie!

Bettina said...

Hi Leslie,
I like your blog very much.
I think, I will knit a pullover for my waterbottle, too. They are so nice.
Cheers from Germany,

Bettina

stitching under oaks said...

I have a recipe that looks very similar to yours...I roll the logs in colored sugar, slice and bake. so much fun! We've got cookie baking planned for tomorrow. Stay merry!

Suzanne said...

The great thing about those vanilla cookies is that all the ingredients are staples. My kids love your chocolate chip cookies. I vjust depleted my stash of frozen dough balls so it looks like I'll be making another batch today. School is cancelled for a snow day so I should have plenty of hands to help. They love a good dough ball.

Have a good one!

wayside wanderer said...

Oh, love your reasoning on butter vs. oil. I agree! I have a recipe that calls for Pillsbury sugar cookie dough but when I was at the grocery store I just looked at it and thought, "Gross." I am going to make my own...and so I am off to look at your recipe. Yum!
Christmas blessings,
Leslie

ColorSlut said...

I have six different types of cookies in the fridge waiting for my DH to come home from overseas. On Saturday I'll fill the house with the lovely smell of baking cookies for him!

Hilary said...

Mmmm...butter is always better. :) Your cookies look so yummy and I love the use of a placemat for writing down the recipe!

Jo said...

I always always use butter in baking. the only downside is that when we're on a budgeting drive I really really don't enjoy the cheaper oily versions.

Mary said...

i must try these. They look wonderful!

molly said...

oh, good golly, do we ever get stuck in the chocolate chip rut. it's not a bad rut, but a rut's a rut.

i do need to try these. they look so deceptively plain but lovely.

Gina said...

Leslie - did you know that you can make your own colored sugar out of regular old sugar and drop or two of food color? I didn't until a couple weeks ago. The kids went nuts creating the colored sugars in ziploc bags and now we'll have colored sugar into the next millennium.

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