Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Mimi's Sugar Drop Cookies

I have been craving cookies for a while now, but I really didn't want to expend a lot of fuss.  Wouldn't you know, I found the answer to my cookie cravings on Mimi's Kitchen!  Gosh, I love these cookies!  Slightly sugary, crispy on the outside, soft  and tender with a hint of cinnamon on the inside.  Yum! 

And what's even better? Not only are they delicious, but they are quick and easy.  This recipe takes virtually no time at all to put together, is made with standard pantry items, and the rewards are greater than the effort.  This recipe for Sugar Drop Cookies  from Mimi's Kitchen is a definite keeper.  If you haven't visited with Mimi, I encourage you to stop by; something good is always cooking in her kitchen!

Sugar Drop Cookies
(From the Joy of Cooking cookbook)

1 cup sugar
3/4 vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon

granulated sugar, for rolling

Preheat the oven to 375F.  (I would suggest using parchment paper lined cookie sheets as the sugar can caramelize the cookies to the sheet, making them difficult to remove.)

In a medium sized bowl, combine the sugar and oil;  mix well.

Add the vanilla and then the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Add the dry ingredients all at once and beat until well mixed.

Shape dough in 1-inch balls and roll into granulated sugar.

Place the balls on a baking sheet about 1 inch apart. Bake 10-12 minutes. Don't over bake as the cookies will not be brown when they are done.

Makes 4-5 dozen cookies.