My Granny's cake-like cookies that tasted best with pink icing...although she did use other colors.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a cookie sheet.

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  • In a large bowl, cream the margarine and sugar together. Add the eggs one at a time, mix well. Stir in the milk and vanilla. Sift together the flour, salt and baking powder; stir into the creamed mixture until everything is well blended. Drop cookie dough by heaping spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheet.

  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. The tops of the cookies should spring back to the touch like a cake. Cool on wire racks before frosting.

Tips

Try topping these cookies with Decorator Frosting.

Nutrition Facts

244.9 calories; 4.2 g protein; 37.3 g carbohydrates; 52.1 mg cholesterol; 180.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (27)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2004
These cookies were like the kind the area supermarket sells during holidays. I made them with the frosting for my 5 year old and she LOVED them. My husband didn't care too much for them he said they were too cake-like. After seeing how large they became after the first pan I made them a little smaller after that and total I made 60 cookies. The second time I make these I used green food coloring for the frosting for Christmas. I would not recommend making these without the frosting. This may sound crazy but they taste better the day after making them. Yummmy...Thanks for sharing!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/22/2007
These cookies taste good but are too puffy and bordering on bread-like. Also the "1-2 dozen" is FAR off. This recipe makes about 7 or 8 dozen! I didn't realize how much dough I was making till it was all done and I ended up throwing most of it out. Read More
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31 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2004
These cookies were like the kind the area supermarket sells during holidays. I made them with the frosting for my 5 year old and she LOVED them. My husband didn't care too much for them he said they were too cake-like. After seeing how large they became after the first pan I made them a little smaller after that and total I made 60 cookies. The second time I make these I used green food coloring for the frosting for Christmas. I would not recommend making these without the frosting. This may sound crazy but they taste better the day after making them. Yummmy...Thanks for sharing!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2004
These cookies were like the kind the area supermarket sells during holidays. I made them with the frosting for my 5 year old and she LOVED them. My husband didn't care too much for them he said they were too cake-like. After seeing how large they became after the first pan I made them a little smaller after that and total I made 60 cookies. The second time I make these I used green food coloring for the frosting for Christmas. I would not recommend making these without the frosting. This may sound crazy but they taste better the day after making them. Yummmy...Thanks for sharing!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/12/2004
If you're looking for a "pretty" cookie to serve guests these are not it! They don't come out very uniform no matter how hard I tried. The dough is more of a batter consistency and it bakes unevenly. BUT they do taste very good. They won't replace my sugar cookie recipe for special occasions but they are nice for a quick and easy change. We made them for my kids to play "tea party" with and they were a big hit with the kids. Definitely more cake-like than cookie but they made a perfect tea cake. Glad we tried this one out. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2004
I made these cake like cookies with my daughter for her school open house. This was supposed to be a run through batch but it turns out they may never get to the school because as fast as I make them my five children and husband have them gone - pink icing and all. Wonderful Wonderful cookie! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2007
These cookies are delicious and fun to make! I wanted to bake something simple and came across this recipe so I tried it out and I was amazed by how quick it was was to prepare and cook. A delicious simple recipe to make! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2009
These are exactly the cookie I was looking for. They're like the grocery store ones w/pink (or purple or green or whatever) frosting and sprinkles. Thank you for making my kids and me very happy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2009
Fabulous! This is much better than my old recipe for pink frosted cookies. I dropped the batter from a cookie scoop and they came out very uniform. I'd add more vanilla next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2005
I made these today for the first time. We already have a soft sugar cookie recipe that we have used for a long time to make pink frosted cookies. But Lisa your recipe is waaayyyy better. Thank you so much! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2006
Loved these cookies! I made half a batch and they were hard to stop eating! I made a pink buttercream frosting to go on top of it and put almond extract in it. Very highly recommended! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/27/2010
I was expecting these to be like the lofthouse grocery store sugar cookies but they were very different. They were very good though! Almost like a cookie and a cake at the same time. I used the sugar cookie frosting from this site and it went perfectly with the cookies. Next time i would cut the recipe in half i have a TON of extra cookies. Maybe about 5 dozen. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/22/2007
These cookies taste good but are too puffy and bordering on bread-like. Also the "1-2 dozen" is FAR off. This recipe makes about 7 or 8 dozen! I didn't realize how much dough I was making till it was all done and I ended up throwing most of it out. Read More
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