|Sugar Cookies made with powdered egg|
Regular readers to An American Housewife know we just returned from a family vacation. Since a tropical storm was arriving the day before we were, I wanted to be 'ready' to spend a day or two holed up in a hotel room with 4 teenagers if need be, so I packed 10 movies, an extra power source in case we had issues with power outages (Goal Zero Escape Scout 150) and even a ready-mix package of Betty Crocker Sugar Cookies that only use a stick of butter and 1 egg to make.
Instead of having to go to the grocery store upon arrival at our destination, I was packing and bringing everything with us this time. Since I didn't want to pack and tote eggs on a 10 hour car ride and then hauling them up to the hotel room, I simply used powered eggs. I happen to be a proponent of long term storage foods in #10 cans - and if you are, you can invest in a large can of Powdered Whole Eggs, however, most people might be interested in a smaller version - which is also available. I love having powdered eggs on hand! It means you never run out of eggs! Simply add 2 tablespoons egg powder to 1/4 cup water and you have the equivalent of 1 whole egg. Since we had beautiful weather on vacation, the store bought cookie mix came back home with us and I whipped them up last night as a special treat for my husband. So delicious and so easy!
Sugar Cookies from a Powdered Mix and Powdered Eggs
Sugar Cookie Mix
Whole Egg Powder
1 stick butter (I use just a little less - about a tablespoon less than a whole stick)
Pour the cookie mix in a bowl. Add the egg powder to equal 1 egg according to your package directions. Mine calls for 2 tablespoons powder to 1/4 cup water. Add a stick of butter (or just shy of a stick) - already soft, but not melted. I like to add a bit of vanilla at this point, but you don't have to. Mix with a wooden spoon until a dough forms. Drop by tablespoons onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350 until golden brown on the edges. You can bake and eat as they are, or before baking, sprinkle with sugar or colored sprinkles, or bake and cool, followed by icing them with a simple frosting. Very good!