Frugal Cookie Tips
Use the butter left on the paper from cubes of butter instead of shortening.
Flatten sugar cookies with objects that make a decorate design, like an
empty thread spool.
Start with a
Make them larger. Use real ingredients, such as real butter and
vanilla, and when you add chocolate, use chocolate chunks instead of
Replace some of the white flour with wheat flour, oat flour, or any other
whole grain flour. Use 1/4 cup applesauce for one of the eggs.
Rolling out cookies
Use the liner from a cereal box instead of wax paper.
To make perfectly round cookies of a consistent size, make your batter and
push it into an empty frozen orange juice can. Refrigerate overnight,
and then push the batter slowly out of the can while you slice it for
To save money, use margarine instead of butter, and imitation vanilla
flavoring instead of vanilla extract.
Add a few drops a food coloring to