Monday, December 16, 2013

Sweet and Easy Sugar Cookies

I'm never one to start my Christmas baking way in advance, I started yesterday with "Sweet and Easy Sugar Cookies, " I've been making these for a few years, if you're looking for a nice sugar cookie that you don't have to roll and cut out and also makes a large batch, you best try this one.  


This recipe came from the cookbook - Great Canadian Cookies, published in 2000, the recipes were gathered through the Great Canadian Cookie Contest, I  did a post here last month on peanut butter cookies which were also from this book.


Sweet and Easy Sugar Cookies

2 cups margarine

2 cups white sugar

2 eggs

4 cups all purpose flour

4 tsp. cream of tartar

2 tsp. baking soda

2 cups chocolate chips ( I always use the miniature chocolate chips)

Preheat oven to 350.

Cream margarine and sugar until light and fluffy.  Beat in eggs.

In a separate bowl, combine flour, cream of tartar and baking soda.  Stir flour mixture into creamed mixture in thirds.  Fold in chocolate chips.

Shape dough into 1 inch balls and place 2 inches apart on a greased cookie sheet ( I always use parchment paper for cookies)

Bake for 12-15 minutes, it is more like 12 in my oven or until edges are slightly browned.  Makes about 5 dozen small cookies.  



I also made Cranberry Orange loaf yesterday - that post has been my most popular one for months - it's a great recipe for Christmas or anytime - you can check it out right here if you'd like!


Happy Baking - today I plan on making peanut butter balls and a gumdrop cake, which will be a first for me!  


I'm linking up today with Junkin Joe


6 comments:

  1. You're off to a great start - and I haven't even begun to bake. The butter is sitting on the counter though, and I'll be baking later today.

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  2. Those look very good....well, all your baking does! Thanks once again for a great recipe, Jill.

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  3. They look so yummy. I think I have to check out your cranberry orange recipe. :)

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  4. Mmm gumdrop cake is a NL Christmas staple!! My mother in law usually makes it :)

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  5. One word...YUM!!!!! Holiday Hugs and Wishes!

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