Friday, April 26, 2013

"Fossilized" Cinnamon Sugar Cookies


So my son Gabriel just turned 4 & we had a big dinosaur party. The kids all became LittleOsauruses & had a great time. One of the treats I made were these cookies. They were a hit! Here's how I made them...

Besides the itemized baking list below, you'll need a plastic dinosaur with rather large feet. Give him a dishwash-detergent bath in the sink first...

Cinnamon Sugar Cookies
adapted from Taste of Home
  • 1 c butter, softened
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1 c confectioners' sugar
  • 1 c vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4-1/3 c a-p flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon + a little more to "sprinkle"
In a large bowl, cream the butter, sugars & oil. Add eggs & vanilla; mix well. Add flour, salt, baking soda, cream of tartar & cinnamon. Cover & refrigerated for 3 hours or until easy to handle.

Roll into 1" balls. Place on greased baking sheets; (normally, at this point, you would flatten with the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar. However, to make the "fossils", I...) Here's where that plastic dinosaur's roll comes in... STAMP the the 1" ball down with the dino's foot. Bake at 375° for about 5 minutes, take the sheet of cookies out & STAMP them again with the dino's foot. Sprinkle with a little cinnamon. Bake at 375° for 5-7 more minutes or browned a little. 

<3 Lishie 
Gabriel's mom

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