1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup margarine, softened
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons cola
Cream brown sugar with margarine and butter; beat in egg until fluffy. Stir in baking soda, salt, flour, vanilla and cola. The batter will be stiff. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper (or coat with spray release). Drop dough by teaspoons onto prepared sheet. Bake 6–8 minutes. Ice when cooled. Makes about 40 cookies.
1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon cola
1–2 tablespoons water
Cream butter and powdered sugar; beat in cola and water to desired consistency.
Serving size: 1 cookie. Per serving: 111 calories, 0.7 g protein, 4.7 g fat, 16.1 g carbohydrates, trace fiber, 67 mg sodium, 12 mg cholesterol
Cook’s Tip: Be sure your baking soda is fresh. If you think the box has been sitting in the cupboard for a while, transfer it to the fridge to soak up odors and buy a fresh box for baking.
Idell Brimer, Farmers Electric Cooperative