Hypnotizing Sugar Cookies
Recipe taken from here
Recipe inspired by here
- 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
- 2 cups white sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 5 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Separate the dough into as many bowls as colors you want to make for the cookies.
Work in as much food coloring as need to get the desired color.
Pinch off pieces of the dough and form a loose log shape on a piece of parchment paper. If you do some really little pieces and some larger it creates a very nice variation in the dough.
Roll up the cookies in the parchment to form a log. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour or overnight.
Cut cookies about 1/4 inch thick. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.
Chocolate Chip Caramel Cookies
Recipe taken from here
These I made for my mom, aunt and uncle. I liked these because of the caramel swirled in them. They were not even nearly as good as the hypnotizing sugar cookies though ;). I really do think I got "hypnotized" by the colours and that's why I ate so many, hahaha. These however were very chewy and gooey. When I have my cookies I like them to be sort of raw i.e. more soft, and chewy cookies aren't usually on my list of cookies to do. However, these were very good, and might have convinced me a little bit to try chewier cookies.
- 2 1/4 cup flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1 cup butter, room temperature
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 1 12oz package of mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
- About 8 soft caramel chews
- 1 tbsp milk
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Mix the flour, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl and set aside.
In a small pot, place the milk and the unwrapped caramels over low heat. Stir until it's nice and smooth and remove from heat.
In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugars. Next add in the vanilla and eggs. Slowly add the flour mixture in batches. When it's all incorporated, using a rubber scrapper, mix in the chocolate chips and then drizzle in the caramel. You just want to fold the caramel in so there are nice ribbons of it running through the dough.
Scoop 1 inch balls onto a cookie sheet and bake for 8 minutes.
Remove and cool on a cooling rack.
Now turn to your inner child, get your hands messy, and have some fun making some really awesome cookies!