Monday, May 9, 2011

Recipe: "New House" Chocolate Sugar Cookies

I am linking up my cookie recipes at the Christmas Cookie Exchange 
Our son and his wife moved into their first house so I baked these cookies with their house number to serve to friends and family who assisted on moving day.  Adding chocolate to the basic sugar cookie only enhances the final product ! 

Chocolate Sugar Cookies
(printable recipe)
Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup milk
2 cups flour
2 tsps. baking powder
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
 
Variation: Add 3 ounces of melted unsweetened chocolate along with other ingredients for chocolate sugar cookies. You will need about a cup more flour as well to attain the correct dough consistency.
Directions:
Cream butter and sugar. Add beaten egg and milk. Sift flour and baking powder together, adding half of it at a time to the above mixture. Add vanilla. See Note.

Roll out 1/4" thick on floured board with floured rolling pin. Refrigerating dough in plastic wrap or wax paper for a short time will make it easier to roll out the dough. 

Cut into shapes, place on ungreased cookie sheet and sprinkle cookies with sugar. [Use appropriate color sugar for the occasion.]  Chill cookie sheet after it comes out of the oven before baking next batch. 

Bake in a preheated 375' oven for 10-12 mins. 
Transfer immediately to a rack to cool. These cookies freeze well so can be made in advance.
Note: You will probably need more flour - use enough to just keep dough from being sticky. Dough rolls out well and makes great cookies in any shape. Use food coloring to tint dough orange for Halloween, red for Valentine's Day, green for St. Patrick's Day etc. This recipe is also great for cutting out numbers or letters (monograms) for party favors. 


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31 comments:

bridget {bake at 350} said...

These are just darling! I love the numbers!!!

Thanks for visiting my blog! :)

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

YUM!!!

Love the cookies - cute and good tasting!

Thank you for participating in the Tuesday Train!

Hope you'll be back next week!

Ask Shanae said...

These cookies look yummie! Thanks for sharing.

I found you off of I love my online friends Monday hop from last week. I was hoping to play this week, but no party was thrown. I just became your newest follower. If you would like to return the favor I’m leaving a link to my blog below. I am looking for new friends to exchange comments with.
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Wicked Chef # 1 - Linds said...

Mmmmm yummy. If you have any good soup recipes please link them up at http://memoirs-of-2-wicked-chefs.blogspot.com/2011/05/soup-for-my-cold.html I need a good remedy for a cold!

MelissaAggie98 said...

These are awesome! Great idea!

Thanks so much for dropping by the Be-Bop-A Blog Hop! I'm a follower and I hope you'll stop by again soon! Have a great day! :)

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bethannchiles.com said...

Hopping over from Midweek Mingle! Love your blog and the cookies are just adorable!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Oh my gosh!
Those chocolate cookies look scrumptious!

Gorgeous photo!

I am your newest follower via the Catch a Wave Wednesday blog hop! :)

Happy Mid-Week,
Mary
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Jessica said...

Those chocolate cookies look delicious and so, so cute.

It looks like we have done some traveling in many of the same places. We should compare notes.

I'm your newest follower from WW.

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Judy B. said...

What a nice mom you are! I came from the Wed. Social Bzzz and am not disappointed. Nice blog! Great flowers, recipes, pictures ...
New follower.
Judy B, beachbird2
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lovinangels said...

You are the SECOND person I've seen today mention chocolate sugar cookies. I need to try these! Congrats on being featured!

OrangeHeroMama said...

Congrats on being the STAR BLOG! :)

I'm a new follower! :)

KM said...

Cute cookies!!! Will have to try this recipe!!!

Following via the blog hop.

~KM

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TWITTER~@CMsmommy

greenTXmom said...

I have a theory that you are either born crafty or not....I am in the "not" category. I love and admire crafters, renovators, knitters, painters and the like but I can't hang. You are super creative. :)
I am gladly a new follower. And by the way...I am super jealous of all of your travel pics...I have never been out of the country. :(
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jenny at dapperhouse said...

I found you from bassgiraffe, and what a delicious website you have! I LOVE photos and cant wait to see the wonderful places you have been!
- jenny

Karen F said...

yumm!! New follower from the Thursday blog hop at bassgiraffe's thoughts

Stop by ~Mommy's Moments~ when you get a chance I do reviews, giveaways, deals & more!
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DIAPERS in the DESERT said...

This makes me want to move JUST so I can have a housewarming party to bake these. :) Oh wait... my brother just moved. New follower from the Hop. Hope you are having a wonderful week. DiapersintheDesert.blogspot.com

Jess said...

Hi there! I was following you while blogging at www.jessielynnsmith.com. I've since moved to www.ageekswifeandherdog.com, and have stopped back by to follow you again. I'd love a follow back! :)

Christy said...

so clever..what an adorable way to share the joy of a new home. thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club.

Shana said...

How cute! They look delicious! Hi! Just stopping by. Following you from the Buzz On By Thursday Blog Hop. I'm trying to get some attention to my new facebook fan page. Would love it if you would 'like' my page: www.facebook.com/flightlessgoose. I also have a blog: http://blog.writerslairbooks.com.

Miss Rebecca said...

I love these! Tomorrow's my birthday, maybe I can ask for cookies, rather than a cake!

Jill said...

What great cookie cutters! yummy looking cookies too!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
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Shah Wharton said...

Hello - I received the Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award yesterday and you are receiving it from me today. To see what you need to do to collect it, stop by wordsinsync.blogspot.com.
Have a fabulous day - Shah. X

Emily said...

I've never put Chocolate in sugar cookies before. Sounds amazing!!! come link up to my Tasty Tuesday party...
http://nap-timecreations.blogspot.com/2011/05/strawberry-oatmeal-bread-with.html

Twingle Mommy said...

Sounds and looks yummy! I'm over from the hop, hope you'll stop by and visit me.
http://www.twinglemommmy.blogspot.com

Self Sagacity said...

I love chocolate cookies. I need some now. Love the houses...Caught ya on Wed Window
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Kathy said...

Visiting a friend's blog - found you!~So glad I did - your newest follower!
Kathy

pamela r said...

they sound so yummy and look cute.
Stopping in to say congrats on being the hot blog over at the Monday blog hop =)

Becky said...

Those cookies look great. What a nice way to get out the change of address. New follower from Follow us Monday.
Becky
@ Life or Something Like It
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Live*Laugh*Love said...

Hey I am a new follower would love if you could follow me back thanks so much

SabrinaK said...

Hi, I am your newest follower from the Blog hop. stop by some time!

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Oh the Joys of BOYS said...

yum!!
New follower following you on gfc
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be sure to check my blog out
thanks

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