Hi friends! Just like many of you, we've been busy, busy, busy! Football, school meetings, Dr. and Dentist appointments, & ranch stuff all have me running around. I have a couple of minutes and thought I would share a quick gift I made for my boys' bus driver.
I started with one of the super cute White Bakery Sacks that Kim has added to the Paper Smooches store. I love these sacks...the circular window is so fun and they are the perfect size for cookies! :-) I decorated the bag using some Simple Stories patterned paper and stamps from the new Autumn Groves set!
As for the cookies...well, they are one of my family's favorites! My kids request these often (I try to bake cookies once a week so I can include a couple in their lunches once or twice a week). I'm not sure if I've share the recipe here before but just in case I haven't I will share it again.
1 c. sugar
1 c. powdered sugar
1 c. butter
1 c. vegetable oil (I use canola)
2 lg. eggs
5 c. flour
1 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla
1/8 tsp. almond extract
dash of salt
Cream sugars, butter, & oil. Add eggs and beat well. Mix all remaining dry ingredients together in separate bowl. Mix into sugar mixture just until blended together (do not over mix). Drop by teaspoon onto ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten just a little bit with the bottom of a glass and sprinkle some cinnamon sugar on top. Bake at 350 degrees (Fahrenheit) for 10-11 minutes. They will not be completely done (this is important so they don't become too dry). Take out of the oven and let them sit on cookie sheet for another couple of minutes (they will continue to bake while on the hot cookie sheet). Remove to a wire rack. I like to store mine in plastic bags with a piece of bread (this adds moisture to the cookies).
I hope you enjoy them! If you do try this recipe, let me know what you think!