Thursday, November 19, 2015

Butter cookies

I've never been a huge fan of cookies (be it baking or eating).  I find baking them messy.   I suck at handling the piping bag.  With cookie dough that should be shaped or cut, I can never seem to get the consistency right and often end up making a mess out of it.

Anyway, it's my boy's birthday tomorrow and we've having a small BBQ for his school friends.  Apart from the crepe cake that I will be making, I thought we could do with some easy dessert (like cookies).  Someone shared the link to a recipe for butter cookies (here) on FB and I decided to give it a shot. 

In addition to the recipe, I added a teaspoon of vanilla extract.

After some elbow grease (my KA is on self-declared leave), I finally got this batch out.  The first ones were round and absolutely ugly so I decided to make them into rectangles instead.

The recipe yielded 32 of these and about 25 round ones.

It's a crumbly, kinda melt-in-your-mouth type of cookie and not too sweet.  I'll probably make another batch of it tomorrow, if time permits.

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