Top 3 Cookie Recipes for Happier Day

If you feel like your day is terrible – eat a cookie. Not only they bring joy to your mouth and stomach but they also are always good on the eye. No matter if you are a kid or an older person; there is nothing that a cookie can’t improve for you. Some people only eat them, while others are talented enough to make them too. If you happen to have a talent for cooking the following Cookie recipes would help you a ton if you dare to prepare them. Here we go

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#1. Chocolate Sugar Cookies

They would take you back to your childhood days and you can’t be unhappy in those moments. These are the ingredients:
-6 cups all-purpose flour
-1¼ cups Dutch-process cocoa powder
-1 teaspoon salt
-2 cups unsalted butter, at room temperature
-2 cups granulated sugar
-1 cup light brown sugar
-3 eggs, cold
-2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Chocolate Sugar Cookies
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In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder and salt then set it aside. Use electric mixer, beat together the butter and both sugars until light and fluffy, no more than 5 minutes. Add the eggs and mix to combine. Add the vanilla extract and again beat to combine. Divide the dough in two and shape each half into a round disk about 2 inches high. Wrap both in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 45 minutes. Working with one piece of dough at a time, roll it out between two pieces of parchment paper. Transfer the parchment and dough onto a cutting board or baking sheet and refrigerate for 15 minutes. Remove the dough from the refrigerate and cut out your shapes and place on the parchment-lined baking sheets, leaving a bit space between them. Before putting it to the oven (preheat it on 160 C) place the cookies for another 15-20 minutes in the freezer. Bake for 15 minutes and then let the cookies cool.

#2. Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

They look cute but taste heavenly. The following instructions would help you make them.

-1¼ cups all-purpose flour
-¾ teaspoon baking soda
-½ teaspoon salt
-½ cup unsalted butter
-½ cup creamy peanut butter
-½ cup granulated sugar
-½ cup light brown sugar
-1 egg
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract
-miniature peanut butter cups, unwrapped

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
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In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt then set it aside. Beat together the butter, peanut butter and both sugars on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed. Add the egg and vanilla and mix for another minute. Add the dry ingredients, and mix until combined. Shape the dough into 1-inch balls and place each of them in the cups of a miniature muffin pan (keep the dough in balls – do not press into the pan). Bake for 8 – 10 minutes on 160 degrees C, or until you see the dough gets light golden brown and becomes slightly puffy. Remove from the oven and immediately press a miniature peanut butter cup in the middle of each cookie, pressing down so that the top of the peanut butter cup is even with the top of the cookie. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from the pans.

#3. Lollypop Sugar Cookies

Who doesn’t want to have a lollipop cookie, they are an amazing idea for kid’s birthday or for any other celebration. Here are the ingredients and the procedure of making:
– 1 cup shortening
– ½ cup white sugar
– ½ cup brown sugar
– ½ teaspoon vanilla
– 1 egg
– 2 cups all-purpose flour
– ½ teaspoon baking soda
– ½ teaspoon salt

Lollypop Sugar Cookies
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Preheat oven to 175 degrees C. In a medium bowl, cream together the shortening, the white sugar and the brown sugar. Then beat in the egg and vanilla. Add the flour, baking soda and salt together in a bowl and then stir them into the creamed mixture.
Roll the dough into walnut sized balls. Press craft sticks into the center of each ball. Place balls, with sticks parallel to the cookie sheet leaving some space between them. Flatten them slightly using the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar. You can decorate the cookies with sprinkles or colored sugar. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Let cookies cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes. When cookies are completely cool, wrap them in plastic wrap and tie with a ribbon. With that they are ready to be served.

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