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Angels Unawares, Serial #6 and XXL Soft Sugar Cookie

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So Valentine’s Day is still a week away (eight days, to be exact–hint, hint all you male ignoramuses!). But it isn’t too soon to start thinking about the day. Here at Reading and Recipes we are working feverishly (and no, it’s not the flu) day and night to find the perfect Valentine’s Day recipe. Come back next week to see what we come up with.

But in the meantime, just to get you in the mood to start thinking about the day and also to mark the successful passing of the halfway point in the winter season (Hurry up, Spring!), we’re going to treat you to a recipe that’s pretty much synonymous with both Valentine’s Day and happy thoughts of spring–an XXL Soft Sugar Cookie!

And while most of our XXL cookies are designed to be eaten by one person (as in the first-person singular pronoun–ME!), we suggest that you consider sharing this one with your significant other, and hope that the treat reminds him (or her) of the big day just around the corner. (Those little hearts sprinkled on top should do the trick. If not, just tell him [or her] to be ready with a card and present in eight days or there will be Hell to pay!)

Nothing wrong with a subtle hint, right?

xxl soft sugar cookie

XXL Soft Sugar Cookie

2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature

3 Tablespoons granulated sugar

1 egg yolk

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

6 Tablespoons all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

pinch of salt (about 1/8 teaspoon)

1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

2 Tablespoons sprinkles or jimmies, optional

XXL sugar cookie

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with a Silpat mat, or spray with cooking spray. Set aside.

In a mixing bowl, add the butter and sugar and cream ingredients together. Next, add the egg yolk and vanilla, and mix until everything is incorporated. Add the flour, baking soda, salt, cream of tartar, and sprinkles (if using). Carefully mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined, careful not to over mix.

Roll the dough into one large ball and place in the center of prepared cookie sheet. Bake the cookie for 14-16 minutes, or until the edges just begin to brown. Remove from the oven and let the cookie cool completely on the cookie sheet.

Makes 1 large cookie.

sugar cookie bite

{Adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction}

Click below to listen to or read Serial #6 of “Angels Unawares”.

Angels Unawares, Serial #6, audio © Jeffrey Anderson

Angels Unawares, Serial #6, text © Jeffrey Anderson


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  1. This cookie looks DELICIOUS!


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