Four years ago I started selling my cookies through Etsy and I love it!! Having the opportunity to ship cookies everywhere is amazing!! It is a lot of work and to get started is the hardest thing, but not impossible...
You have to be very patient, really love to do what you are doing, have faith in your work, do a lot of research and development, trial and error, be unique and most of all don't let nobody to stop you!!!
I am going to help you sharing my recipe, you have to take in consideration that you will have to ship your cookies, so your cookies has to be resistant, even though you love soft cookies and all that, they won't arrive safely to the recipient and you will be very sad.
This cookies are super delicious and be sure that everybody will love them!!
Don't forget the you always have to use the best quality ingredients, I like to use organic butter, cage free eggs, King's Arthur flour, and aluminum free baking powder, pure vanilla extract and natural sea salt, believe me it make a big difference!!
This recipe is to make from 30-36pieces ( 3 x 3in).
1 3/4 bars of butter at room temperature
1 cup sugar
3 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp sea salt
2 tsp (or more) vanilla extract
* Electric Mixer
* Hoops for roller quarter inches wide
* Wooden roller
* Cutters different figures
* Baking Trays
* Wax paper
* Cooling Rack
Pre-heat the oven at 350 F, and have 2-3 baking sheets ready. ( I normally do not lined the baking sheets, but you can lined them with parchment paper)
1) Sift flour with baking powder and salt, set aside.
2) In a large bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter at a low speed for 2 minutes and slowly add the sugar increasing the speed at medium speed for 3-4 minutes.
3) Add the egg and beat until incorporated into the mixture.
4) Stop the mixer and scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula.
5) Put the vanilla and mix some more.
6) Lower the mixer speed and slowly add the flour until all the flour is incorporated and the dough begins to take off from the sides of the bowl and forms a ball.
7) Refrigerate the dough for 20 or 30 minutes.
8) Roll out the dough on a previously floured surface with a roller to an even 1/4 in thickness.
9) Use cookie cutters to cut the shapes you want, place the cookies on a baking sheet separate 2 in.
10) Bake for 10-13 minutes at 350 F until the edges of the cookies look golden and they are still soft to the touch in the center, remove from oven and place on cooling rack.
Now you have your cookies ready to decorate and have FUN!!!
I hope you will like this recipe and put smiles on the faces of the people that eat them!!