Monday, March 25, 2013

Colossal Sugar Cookies and a winner!

Colassal Sugar Cookies

My youngest son loves sugar cookies.

He tends to lean on the plain side of things. He's a picky eater and not very adventurous at all when it comes to food. He will open up a can of Spaghetti-O's and turn down my homemade lasagna cause it's "yuck" in his words. The boy is crazy.

He doesn't like a lot of ingredients in one dish either. He'll take a peanut butter and jelly (only grape jelly!) over lots of my creations. The nerve!

As soon as he learned to turn on a stove he became obsessed with the slice and bake sugar cookies or those Pillsbury sugar cookies that come with the cute inserts in the middle. My mom my kept buying them for him and he was making a batch every day after school. They became his little obsession. He's actually hid them from his brother, that's how bad it got.

We weaned him off the slice and bakes. Now he waits for major holidays to make a batch.

I knew he would love these big, thick, soft cookies. The m&m's on top just made it even better plus they were all pastely and imprinted with cute little Easter images on them.


Colassal Sugar Cookies 2

You can use a muffin top pan to make these or a whoopie pie pan, which is what I used. At first I thought I was buying a uni-tasker, but after these big cookies came out of the oven, I think I'll be on a big cookie kick for a bit. Who doesn't like a colossal cookie?

I found this recipe on Mountain Mama Cooks. Thanks for the great idea!
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Colossal Sugar Cookies
recipe from Mountain Mama Cooks
6 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup + 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup M&M candies

Preheat the oven to 350F degrees. In a small bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and salt; set aside. In a medium-large bowl, with an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and both extracts and mix until well blended. Slowly add the flour mixture and mix just until combined. Divide the dough evenly between a prepared 12-cavity whoopie pie or muffin top pan, pressing dough down slightly. Decorate with M&M candies. Bake for 10-11 minutes until puffy and sides are golden. Remove pan from oven and let cookies cool completely on a cooling rack. Makes 12 cookies.

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