Thursday, August 25, 2011

Best Cookie Recipe Ever

In my humble opinion this is the best cookie recipe ever.

1/2 cup butter
1/2 teas baking soda
1/2 teas baking powder
1/2 teas vanilla
1 egg
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 cups flour

Bake at 350 degrees for 8 min.
(My oven runs cool so I bake mine at 365)

Be sure not to overcook them.  They should be puffy when you take them from the oven but as they cook they flatten a bit.

This is the only cookie recipe I use.  I alter it to suit the type of cookie that I want to make.  Today I replaced the brown sugar with white sugar and rolled the dough in cinnamon and sugar to make snickerdoodles.

These cookies are moist and chewy  - Never dry and crunchy.

 My mother made terrible cookies.  They were always crunchy and often burnt on the bottom.  She thought she was being efficient by cooking 4 trays of cookies at once but in order to put the 4 racks in the oven she had to place one rack  all the way on the bottom.  That tray of cookies ended up burnt to a crisp - ALWAYS.  You would think that she would have noticed this problem and changed her ways but no.

I remember my sisters and I learning to place burnt peanut butter cookies under a little water and scraping the burnt bottoms off to make them more palatable.  Wet soggy peanut butter cookies - yummy yuck!  We must have been desperate. Don't get me wrong she made other things that were quite yummy but  the cookies were not one of them.


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  1. I know it sounds gross, but actually LOVE a nasty soggy peanut butter cookie. I've even been known to "ruin" a perfectly good cookie by running it under some water. I guess it's the sentimental part of it maybe?

  2. Yum! I pinned this so we can try it tomorrow! :)

  3. Those look amazing!!! Found you from Tip Junkie!!

  4. This recipe looks amazing! Join in on the fun and come over to Cast Party Wednesday tomorrow to share this tasty recipe with us.
    I hope to see you there!

  5. I love snickerdoodles! Now if I was into baking as much as I am into decorating I would totally make these tonight. But decorating takes precedence in my life haha. Great recipe!

  6. I am glad to see this recipe because I don't have much luck with Snickerdoodles. I keep hoping someone will have the magic recipe that turns out just like these look! I will try them!

  7. I am SO making this tomorrow, really I am. :) Thanks for sharing this @ Show & Share!

  8. oh my yum! these are making me so hungry. I will have to try this recipe, perhaps tonight if I have time.


  9. I did a google search for "best cookie recipe ever" and this is what came up. there are a lot of snickerdoodle blog posts and most of them post that one recipe that calls for 1 cup butter, 2 eggs, and 2 3/4 cup flour. ive made that recipe before and got flat crunchy snickerdoodles. so gross. That recipe doesnt have enough flour for the amount of eggs and butter being used. your recipe is perfect. snickerdoodles are supposed to be soft and chewy, i'll just re state to not over-bake. Thats really important for this recipe(: Thanks for sharing

  10. To bad this doesnt have the full recipe on it!!:(