Cookies fix all
My good friend's dad isn't doing so well. As normal for me, if someone is sick or down, I bake. So first I asked if he was still able to eat, yes, good!! Then I asked my friend what his dad's favorite cookies are, sugar. YUM So the other night I made some ice box sugar cookies and hopefully the postman will be delivering them to him today! Not sure if any of you are spiritual / religious, or whatever, but if you could say a little something, do a little dance, whatever you like to do :) for my friends dad, I know the good vibes will be appreciated!
These cookies were super easy to make. I whipped them up, formed a log, stuck them in the freezer then went about my business for the night, a few hours later, I sliced them up and baked them to a nice crisp. There is only 4 Tbs of butter in these but they tasted crazy buttery and delicious, and made the whole house smell of baking butter... mmmm so much better then a scented candle!
Ice box sugar cookies
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons stick margarine, softened
1/3 cup splenda for baking or (2/3 cup sugar)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg white
Combine the first 3 ingredients in a bowl, and set aside. Beat margarine at medium speed of a mixer until light and fluffy. Gradually add sugar, beating at medium speed of a mixer until well-blended. Add vanilla and egg white, and beat well. Add flour mixture, and stir until well-blended. Turn dough out onto wax paper, and shape into a 6-inch log. Wrap log in wax paper, and freeze for 3 hours or until very firm.
Preheat oven to 350°.
Cut log into 24 (1/4-inch) slices, and place slices 1 inch apart on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from pan, and cool on wire racks.Chow!
PS. the cookies are so dark because I used whole wheat flour, it added a nice flavor to the sugar cookies and also made them a bit dark. yum!