This has been my go-to recipe all December. These cookies are super easy and very good–crunchy on the edge, soft in the middle.
1 cup coconut oil (I’m guessing softened butter would work just as well, or its evil twin, Crisco)
2 c. sugar
5 T. water
4 t. vanilla
1 t. salt
1 t. baking soda
3 1/2 c. all-purpose flour, chilled (I keep mine in the freezer.)
Cream coconut oil, sugar, and vanilla. Add egg and water, mix well. Mix in dry ingredients. You are aiming for dough that’s the consistency of stiff play dough, but not crumbly.
Roll into 2 smooth logs. Roll logs in granulated sugar. Wrap in waxed paper and chill completely. (Actually if you use flour from the freezer like I do, you sometimes don’t have to chill…)
Slice into 1/4″ slices and place far apart on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes. Remove from pan immediately. Enjoy with a glass of milk!