Sunday, October 30, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
1 stick butter
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 tsp. vanilla extract
1.5 cups flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1- Preheat the oven to 350.
2- Melt the butter in a large mixing bowl. Stir in the sugar.
3- Once it's slightly cooled (about 3 minutes) beat in the egg and vanilla.
4- In a separate bowl combine the flour and baking powder. Stir this into the wet mixture.
5- Pour into a greased 8x5 baking dish (or similar size). Bake for approximately 15 minutes.
6- Pull out of the oven and top with M&Ms, gently pressing them into the dough.
7- Return to the oven and bake for an additional 10-12 minutes, or until the top is set and the cookies don't wiggle when you shake the pan. They should still be white with barely golden edges.
8- Cool completely in the pan before slicing. Yields 8 cookie bars.
Monday, October 17, 2011
Cream together the butter and sugars. To that add the vanilla, salt, and egg yolk. Add flour one cup at a time until completely incorporated. Then, BY HAND or on low speed w/ mixer, fold in the mini chips.
While you wait for the oven to warm, wrap your dough in plastic wrap and chill for at least thirty minutes. When it is chilled, roll out cookies on lightly floured parchment and bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes. (I rolled mine like 1/2" thick)
Frost cooled cookies however desired. For the purple heart cookies pictured above I used Royal Icing (this particular recipe.)
2 tsp baking powder
1 c sugar (I use sugar that I've stored vanilla beans in)
2 sticks (salted) butter, cold
1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract