Sunday, May 23, 2010

Tastey Boy’s Favourite Butter Cookies

Tastey Boy loves toast and butter cookies. The world can come to an end or the apocalypse might be around the corner, but he will continue munching on cookies with tea. This recipe is one of his favourites—there’s a wonderful purity to it that says a lot about the beautiful chemistry that happens when you mix butter-flour-sugar-eggs. It’s la belle vie in a bite!  
½ lb Butter
8 oz Sugar
16 oz Flour (all purpose)
1 egg
1 tsp Vanilla extract
2 tbsp Butter, melted
  1. Cream together butter and sugar, using a hand mixer or a stand mixer with it’s dough hook, for about 2 mins, until well mixed and fluffy. 
  2. Add flour, egg and vanilla extract and mix for 2-3 mins until the dough forms into a natural ball. Remove dough, wrap loosely in parchment or wax paper, and cool in the fridge for 20 mins. 
  3. Remove dough from fridge and using your hands, roll into a long tubular shape and divide into 4-dozen pieces. Roll each piece into small balls and press gently between the palms of your hands to create a round shape about 1½” in diameter. Place shaped dough onto parchment-lined cookie sheets or sheet pans. Remember to allow at least 2” space between each piece of dough to allow it to expand. 
  4. Brush each cookie dough piece with melted butter and bake in a 350º F pre-heated oven for 25 mins, until the tops are golden. 
  5. Remove cookies from oven and let cool on a rack. Store in an airtight container. 
[Yield: 4-dozen cookies]

1 comment:

  1. I have shamelessly copied and saved this recipe now. I almost have flour, sugar, butter, and eggs in the house, and my addiction to cookies knows no bounds.



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