Is there anyone that doesn't enjoy a fresh, homemade cookie? With a glass of cold milk, cookies can provide our bodies with nutrition and our minds with emotional comfort. This is especially true whenever we've been through a hard day or just need some soothing and reassurance! In addition, homemade cookies are often better than those commercially-sold and are generally less expensive.
I'm passing along the ingredients for a cookie that's full of cinnamon flavor and the rich taste of butter, called "Golden Nugget Cookies." This cookie reminds me a lot of a "Snickerdoodle," which is also a cinnamon-flavored cookie. The butter flavor really shines through in these cookies, too. The dough goes together much like a traditional cookie dough by creaming butter with sugar, adding the eggs, then the dry ingredients. One rule about making cookies is that in the creaming step, it's not as necessary to cream the butter and sugar as long for cookies as would be necessary for a cake. Since cookies aren't as delicate in structure as a cake is, creaming for a long period wouldn't be needed.
When storing cookies, be sure not to store them while they're still warm. Let them cool on a cooling rack or a kitchen towel completely prior to storing them. Also, if you make several types of cookies at one time, be sure not to store soft cookies with crisp cookies. Doing this would cause the crisp cookies to soften, which you don't want to do.
While on the subject of cookies, a while back I ran a recipe for "You Always Ask For Seconds Cookies," which ranks as one of my favorite bar cookies. In case you didn't get the recipe the first time, here's the link so you can get this great recipe:
Give this "nugget" of a cookie a try! You may be asked to keep a steady supply of these on hand!
GOLDEN NUGGET COOKIES
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
- 1-1/4 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Cream together the butter and the 1-1/4 cups sugar until fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time. Combine the flour, salt, baking soda and the first 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon. Gradually add to creamed mixture. If necessary, chill dough to make it easier to handle. Shape dough into small balls. Combine the 1/4 cup sugar with the second teaspoon of ground cinnamon and roll dough in this mixture. Place on a cookie sheet that's either been greased, sprayed with cookware spray or lined with baking parchment. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Let rest of baking sheet briefly before removing to a cooling rack or kitchen towel to cool. Yield: about 5 dozen.