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
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