Crinkled Sugar Cookies

9 Jun 2013

Crinkled Sugar Cookies

Different people deal with stress in different ways. Some people go for a run. Some people listen to music. Some people put miniature marshmallows in their nostrils and snort them out. (What are you looking at me for? I don't do that... anymore...)

But when someone else is stressed, how can you help them? My solution to that (as is my solution to pretty much anything) is to bake them something. Because what is more comforting than food?

Cookies, to be precise.

You see, while my boyfriend just got back from Russia a few weeks ago, he is going to Toronto to do his masters, so he needs to find an apartment. And you can imagine how hard it is trying to find an apartment somewhere miles away, trying to avoid countless scams.

He has been emailed back by at least 4 missionaries telling him they think he's responsible and can handle their a reply for 4 different places. Either Toronto is littered with missionaries, or there is some guy scaming people out of their information. So you can imagine the stress coming out of this search.

Because just when you thought that sugar cookies couldn't get any better, they now come with a crinkled top. How lovely! I should have saved this recipe for Christmas, but maybe stress is a good enough reason to make some sugar cookies.

What you'll need:

-1 1/4 cups white sugar
-1 cup butter, softened
-3 egg yolks
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract
-1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
-1 cup whole wheat flour
-1 teaspoon baking soda
-1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar


    1.   Preheat the oven to 350˚F. Lightly spray 2 cookie sheets.
    2.   Cream together the sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg yolks and vanilla.
    3.   Add in the flours, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Stir until fully combined.
    4.   Roll the cookie dough into 1 tablespoon balls, and place on the prepared cookie sheets.
    5.   Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the cookies are golden.

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  1. I like the crinkled look of these cookies. Do you have to flatten them a bit after placing the balls of dough on the baking sheet?

    1. No, I didn't flatten them. I left them in ball form

  2. Love crinkled cookies! They are beautiful and truly a comfort!

  3. Lovely! Just what I need with my afternoon tea!

  4. Wow ! Look at these little cuties..

  5. wow, they look delicious and I like the fact there's some wholewheat in them! :-*

  6. it would be great for my supper

  7. Sugar cookies look super delicious here :D


  8. Snorting marshmallows ? lol Baking and eating cookies makes my stressful day so much better ! Okay , throw some of those yummy cookies over here since I'm too lazy to bake ;D

  9. I agree, baking is a great stress reliever :) These cookies look great Cathleen and love that you used whole wheat flour in them too.

    Kelly @ Life made Sweeter

  10. I am under a lot of stress these days :( And I deal with it making avocado cookies! :))) Nice cookies, really tempted to try them

  11. What a pain, I hope he finds something legit soon! The cookies surely helped him :)

  12. Looks delicious!!! Great minds think alike! We posted sugar cookies with cardamom today.. =)

  13. These cookies look great Cathleen and love the crinkled look.
    Hope your BF got some comfort with these cookies :)
    Have a great week!

  14. This is the second sugar cookie I've seen on blogs today. And I made some yesterday. Looks like we're all in the cool kid's club.

  15. Cathleen, I want some of your cookies :)

  16. Apartment hunting is stressful enough when you're in the SAME city...can't imagine doing it from afar! Cookies are definitely in order!

  17. Oh I'm sending good thoughts your boyfriend's way. That sounds so stressful! And I think cookies are an excellent way to deal with all the messiness...especially cookies that look as divine as these do!

  18. Oh yum, looks like they turned out really well!

  19. I couldn't agree more: baking is one of the best anti-stress therapies.
    But for these cookies not only baking them but also eating them sounds like a wonderful anti-stress recipe :)

  20. Lovely sweet bites, you nailed it my friend
    flatenned cookies means a highlight cookies!

  21. Love sugar cookies. Especially the kind you don't have to roll and cut with cookie cutters. Can't the school help him out?


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