Thursday, April 24, 2014

Foolproof Cookie Recipe

One of my greatest satisfactions is that I had been able to bake and decorated cookies for a lot of people and they have become a tradition in their family.


Four years ago I started selling decorated cookies through Etsy and I love it!! Having the opportunity to ship cookies everywhere has being a great experience for me,  It has being  a lot of work but all that I have been learning I won't change it for anything!

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 sharing my favorite cookie recipe, these cookies
are so delicious and many people have told me that they remind their grandma's cookies ; ) they are  in between  a shortbread cookie and a sugar cookie, they are firm in the outside and soft in the middle, they are great for shipping. 

These cookies are super delicious and I am sure that everybody will love them!!

Don't forget to use the best quality ingredients, I like to use organic butter,  cage free eggs,  King's Arthur flour,  aluminum free baking powder, pure vanilla extract and natural sea salt, believe me it make a big difference!!


VANILLA  COOKIES

This recipe is to make from 30-36pieces ( 3 x 3in).

INGREDIENTS

1 3/4 bars of butter at room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 egg
3 cups flour 
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp sea salt
2 tsp (or more) vanilla extract


EQUIPMENT

* Electric Mixer
* Kleen-pack
* Hoops for roller quarter inches wide
* Wooden roller
* Cutters different figures
* Spatula
* Baking Trays
* Wax paper
* Cooling Rack


INSTRUCTIONS

 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 extract (almond extract, citrus zest) 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 with 1/4 in thickness.




I like to use these rolling pin rings to get an even thickness on my rolled cookie dough. 






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!!


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1 comment:

  1. Gracias por compartir la receta Lupita. Se ven deliciosas esas galletas!.
    Pero entonces, cual marca de polvo para hornear (baking powder aluminum free) se puede usar?

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Cariñosamente, Lupita de Mil Grageas!

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