Monday, April 1, 2013

Texas Cookies

Things I miss about Texas today (in no particular order):

1. Wearing shorts
2. Bluebonnet and Indian paintbrush-lined highways
3. Queso
4. White chocolate bread pudding

Things that taste good and are largely from Texas:

1. Ruby red grapefruit
2. Pecans

Inspired by Homesick Texan's grapefruit cookies, I bring you these sassed up chewy sugar cookies that remind me a little bit of warm days, though mostly call for a cup of tea.

My Texas Cookies 

1 ¼ c sugar
8 tbs (1 stick butter)
¼ c canola oil
1 egg
½ tsp vanilla extract
2 tbs grapefruit juice
zest 1 grapefruit

2 c flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
½ tsp cinnamon

¼ c crystallized ginger finely chopped
¼ c pecans finely chopped

Heat oven to 350F.

Cream together butter, sugar, and grapefruit zest. Mix in canola oil. Mix in egg, vanilla extract, and grapefruit juice.

In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.

Stir flour mixture into wet ingredients a third at a time, mixing in between. Stir in ginger and pecans.

The dough will be sticky, so chill it for a spell.

Scoop out dough balls and give them room to spread on the baking sheet. Bake off for 10-12 minutes.


Claire M. said...

Yum, yum, and yum

Jen said...

I was going to bring these cookies to the dinner party that wasn't!

Sara Kondo said...

Jen! Cute blog! I'll try this out and you can come over for the results!!!