January 25, 2009

SDS: Easy Cookies

Tamy at "3 Sides of Crazy" has started a new Meme Simply Delicious Sunday.
This is my 4th week to play along and here is my recipe

Easy Cookies (good for Christmas Cookies)
1 cup butter flavored shortening
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 cup oil
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
5 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cream of tartar
sugar for coating
small red and green gumdrops (bell shaped)

Cream together shortening, sugar, eggs, oil, salt and vanilla. Sift all dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture. Roll into small one-inch balls and roll in sugar. Press one gumdrop in center of each cookie. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Should make close to 100 cookies.


  1. These sound really festive. I bet you could change the color of the gumdrop to match the season. Thank you for the idea.

  2. How cute! I'll have to try these for Easter. Hope you're having a good week. I haven't been around much with the house projects this week.

  3. This is a great recipe Shannon :)

  4. Hi Shannon,
    That sure is a simple recipe! Sounds yummy! I can almost smell them already! Have a great day!!


  5. I'll bet the buttered flavored shorting adds richness. I like to use it in biscuits.


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