Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Cookie Monster's Famous Sugar Cookie Dough

If you're like me, you want to have a foolproof sugar cookie dough recipe. Well, here it is! It is the original Cookie Monster recipe, taken from an old book from when I was a child.

I will write it step by step the way Cookie Monster does in my directions :)

Here is what you will need:

*a medium sized mixing bowl
*Measuring cups and spoons
*a fork

*butter or margarine (soft, not melted)
*all-purpose flour
*baking powder

What to do to make the dough:

1. Put 3/4 cup of butter or margarine (that's a stick and a half) into your mixing bowl.

2. Measure 1 cup of sugar.

3. Pour sugar over butter.

4. With a fork, squash butter and sugar together until blended.

5. Crack shells of 2 eggs and pour eggs over the mixture in the bowl.

6. Measure 1 tsp vanilla and pour over mixture.

7. With fork, blend everything in bowl together.

8. Measure 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour and pour over mixture in bowl.

9. Measure 1 tsp baking powder and sprinkle over flour.

10. Measure 1 tsp salt and sprinkle over flour and baking powder.

11. Nux everything together either with a fork or with your hands.

12. Put dough in the icebox to chill (at least one hour).

You can make lots of dough at once and keep it in your icebox in a plastic bag (it will last a long time). Then whenever you make cookies, just take out as much as you need.

First, take some cookie dough out of the icebox. If you all out of cookie dough (oh dear) just make some more!

Sprinkle counter with flour and put dough on it. Roll out dough flat, about 1/4 inch thick. Now come the tricky part-need to find things to make SHAPES with. Let me see...Ah! Can use GLASS to make round cookies....and those box lids make good rectangles and squares.

Me just push them down on dough and peel away dough on outside. Then me make squares and rectangles. (or whatever shape cutter you have)

Now me heat oven to 400 degrees, put cookies on ungreased cookie sheet, and put cookie sheet in oven. O.K. now come the hard part again. Me have to wait 6-8 minutes while cookies cook. What me going to eat?


Aislinn said...

I LOVE Cookie Monster's recipe! My mom used to make this with us when we were kids too and I have searched for this book (one of the Sesame Street Library volumes, right? #2, I think!) everywhere with no luck. Thank you for sharing! I know what my kids and I will be making for Valentine's Day. ;o)

SarahJane said...

Thank you so much for posting this recipe! Today is baking day with my 5 year old and we are working on the alphabet. I pulled out my old worn Sesame Street book from my childhood and alas, it now starts on page 7 after many years of use. I am so happy to be able to share this memory with him. They just aren't the same without the original recipe. Thanks again for taking the time :)

Sari said...

My family also used to make this recipe out of the beloved book which we can't find right now, so thank you so much for posting this! My nephew's 1st birthday will be even sweeter now with these cookies :)

lndamtn56 said...

My Grandkids and I used to make this recipe yrs. ago. The cookie's are so soft and Yummy !! Loved this recipe and lost it. Thank You so much for taking the time to post it for all of us to find again !! I will be making it now with my Great-Grandkids !!

lammogliagirl said...

Thank you so much for posting this! I just went through all the volumes looking for it and it had to be that Volume 1 is missing - I guess because it's the one we used to always take down to use for baking :) Now I want to make these with my new little one and I can't wait to see him love it the way his big brother did! Thank you again!