Photos: Smitten Kitchen
I'm drawn to simplicity and when I'm in the mood for something sweet and delicious, I always turn to these crumbly, buttery cookies. They are simply divine and so easy to make. Let's get started!
Recipe: Butter CookiesIngredients
1 cup of all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1 stick of salted or unsalted butter
1/4 cup of granulated sugar
1 large egg yolk
2 splashes of vanilla extract
Special twist: lemon zest
Decorating sugar or sprinkles
1. Sift flour, baking powder, salt in a bowl. Sprinkle lemon zest and incorporate specks into flour mixture
2. Using an electric mixer, whisk together butter, granulated sugar for 1 minute or until fluffy and light in color. Incorporate egg yolk, vanilla extract and blend for five-to-six minutes. Switch mixer on low and slowly add flour until dough is formed
3. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Take small pieces of dough, roll them into balls and flatten them with a spoon or your thumb. Distribute decorating sugar or sprinkles on top of each cookie. Then refrigerate for one hour or overnight.
4. When you're ready for a snack: heat your oven to 325F and bake cookies for 15-20 minutes. Let cookies cool for five minutes then store them in a tight container at room temperature.