Sunday, 21 October 2007


What a cookie, oh my goodness these are so delicious. I love my Betty Crocker cookbook that I brought back from the USA and this is now one of my favourite recipes. They are light, crispy, soft in the middle and remind you of a donut with their cinnamony flavour. They are so easy to make, it's ridiculous. I have only adjusted one ingredient in the recipe and that was shortening, as I didn't have any on hand. I used butter instead. I don't know if it made a difference, but I don't care, they are fabulous. I urge you to try this recipe. The Americans sure do know how to make cookies and I love them for it.
  • 1 1/2 cups of Sugar
  • 250grams of Butter
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 2 3/4 cups of Plain Flour
  • 2 teaspoons of Cream of Tartar
  • 1 teaspoon of Baking Soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Salt
  • extra 1/4 cup of White Sugar
  • extra 2 teaspoons of Cinnamon

Preheat your oven to 180 degrees. Beat the sugar, butter and eggs in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium, till creamed nicely. Stir in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Shape into balls and then roll them in a 1/4 of a cup of sugar mixed with 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon. Place on a lined baking tray and bake for 8-10 Min's. Immediately remove from baking tray and place on a wire rack.

Oh man are these good. I ate 5 off the tray out of the first batch. I just couldn't help myself. You just have to try them, you will be instantly hooked...................:)