Teenage Munchkin and her BFF are snowed in with us today. It’s been fun listening to them laugh. You know teenagers don’t like to be bored and these two definitely aren’t bored. They came to me earlier, asking if they can make “cotton candy” cookies! I’d never heard of this type of cookie but they found a recipe on the net and who was I to say no? EXCEPT that the recipe called for 4.5 cups of flour and all we had was 2 😦 We had “self rising” flour, so the girls looked up how to substitute self rising for the regular all purpose.
This recipe calls for 4.5 all purpose and if all you have is self rising, you need 2.5 cups. Hope that made sense. I’m just going to give you the recipe they found on the net, the way it’s written (without our substitutions). They were FANTASTIC! They really just tasted like more of a really good sugar cookie 🙂
Teenage munchkin and her cotton candy cookies.
The mess of flour teenage muchkin left on my floor… but hey! it’s a snow day, right? lol
Cotton Candy Cookies
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
1 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
4 1/2 all purpose flour
few drops of food color
enough baking sugar to roll unbaked cookies in (they look like crystals) OR you can use regular granulated sugar.
Preheat oven to 375 F
Cream together sugars, butter and cooking oil. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Add dry ingredients (the next 4 ingredients), mix to incorporate. At this point add the food coloring until the desired color. Roll dough into small balls about the size of a quarter. Roll ball into baking sugar. Using a heavy bottom crystal vase or a cookie press dipped into bakers sugar (or regular sugar), smash ball out flat, leaving an imprint from cookie press (stamp) or bottom of vase. Bake for 10 minutes or until edges are slightly browned. Cool slightly before transferring to baking rack.
*I realize this recipe isn’t written the way I’d like it to be, where it’s easy to follow. However, my girls followed it just fine and the cookies turned out perfect!
**we used enough blue food coloring for these cookies to look like a light blue cotton candy. Especially after rolled in bakers sugar.