Friday, August 24, 2007

Stop and Go Cookies

These cookies were so much easier than I thought they would be...It's a good thing too, because after decorating all the sugar cookies I was frazzled!

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened coca powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Turn oven to 350 degrees. Sift flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Using a mixer, beat butter for 30 seconds. Add sugar until combined. Add egg and vanilla. Add as much of the flour mixture as you can. If necessary, use hands to combine the remaining flour mixture to the dough. For each cookie, take 1 tablespoon of the dough and form into a rectangle on an ungreased cookie sheet. Push a wooden stick half way into the short side of the cookie. Press red, yellow and green m&m's onto each cookie. Bake for 8 minutes. Let cookies cool for at least 1 minute, then transfer to a cooling rack.


Alyssa said...

Since I transfered this cookie recipe from my party blog (prototype), I thought I would transfer the comments too:

Heather said...
Those look great! What a fun treat for children!
August 22, 2007 5:51 PM

mum on the run said...
They look great!!
August 23, 2007 12:50 AM

EquineSpirit said...
Those look AWESOME!!
August 23, 2007 8:58 AM

Jill said...
Those look SO GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wonder if we'd be allowed to make them for a transportation unit at school...probably not, too much sugar...but maybe. :-)
August 23, 2007 4:50 PM

Lorie said...

I will have to write that down!! They definately look easier than the decorated cookis! (I have no cookie decorating talent!!)

Stephanie said...

They look so yummy! Thanks for sharin; the recipe!

Sherri said...

Alyssa, I'll be happy to send you 30 to 40 degree of heat LOL