Cotton Candy Cookies
This is an Adopted Recipe. As the reviews have stated, they really do not taste like cotton candy...more like an old fashion tea cookie. I don't really know why they are called cotton candy, but I can visualize these cooked in different colors of pastel and served on a platter, and they would indeed LOOK like cotton candy. These cookies are delicious!
- Ready In:
- 1⁄2 cup granulated sugar
- 3⁄4 cup powdered sugar
- 1⁄2 cup butter
- 1⁄2 cup cooking oil
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 4 1⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
- Cream together the granulated sugar, powdered sugar, butter, and cooking oil.
- Beat in eggs and vanilla.
- Add dry ingredients, (the next four ingredients) and mix to incorporate.
- Roll dough into small balls about the size of a quarter.
- With a heavy bottomed crystal vase with a decorative bottom, or other cookie press, dip in sugar to coat well.
- Smash each ball of dough so they are spread out and flat.
- Leaving an imprint and sugar.
- Bake in a 375 degree oven for 10 minutes, until the edges just start to turn slightly brown.
- Do not bake too long.
- Cool on the baking sheet briefly then transfer to wire rack to cool the rest of the way.
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WOW I made this recipe for the New Revised Bargain Basement Game 2006. I have a hard time believing that these cookies have anything under a 5 star rating!! I made these with a query eye wondering if they were going to be flavorless. I was very happy, extatic when I tried these cookies!! WOW!! My husband didn't want to try them, then when he did he wouldn't stop, he asked me why I made them, 'cause he was hooked!! They are not REALLY sweet they are just perfect. If you do use food coloring I found that red or pink does the best in coloring. I would encourage everyone to give these a try!!Reply
I too was drawn to this cookie by the name. In my opinion the name should be changed because they didn't have much flavor and weren't very sweet. For me the quantity was double the 2 doz stated here. After the first 2 dozen were cooked and I had tasted them I added a teaspoon of maple flavoring and a little more sugar to the dough. Then I made smaller dough balls, rolled them in granulated sugar, and pressed them. This gave them more flavor.Reply