I don’t know how it happened, but my little man will be ONE this week!
In introducing foods I was careful to avoid too much sugar and overly processed, salty foods. Those restrictions were laxed the closer he kept getting to one.
At 10 1/2 months I decided it might be a good idea to introduce him to sweets prior to the big day. The last thing we need is for the birthday boy to get sick from his cake. (If he even eats any of it!)
We started with pancakes (no syrup). A huge hit.
I then decided to make cookies! He really liked these cookies! In fact, after having a taste, I couldn’t go grab myself a cookie without him practically begging for a bite. And who can blame him? These cracked sugar cookies should come with a warning label – they are addicting!! They’re almost-thin, chewy cookies with a touch of salt that keeps you coming back for “just one more.”
This recipe makes 24-30 cookies.
Cracked Sugar Cookies
- 1 stick butter, at room temperature
- 1/2 C vegetable shortening, at room temperature
- 1 C sugar, plus more for rolling
- 1 C brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 1/2 C flour
- 2 tsp cream of tartar
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter, shortening, sugar, and brown sugar until fluffy. Add in the egg and beat until combined. Mix in the vanilla extract, flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt until a stiff dough is formed.
- Roll dough into balls, about the size of a golf ball. Roll in sugar and place on a baking sheet.
- Bake 9-11 minutes, until just golden. Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a cooling rack.
*This recipe is adapted from Nicole at http://www.heatovento350.com/2013/09/cracked-sugar-cookies.html*