Monday, December 14, 2009

the melt in your mouth kind of good

I am talking about Butter Cookies. But not just any kind of Butter Cookies....these butter cookies! This is the best picture I could find of them. Words just cannot describe their pure deliciousness. I make them once a year, I would make them more but its a special occasion kind of thing.

One of the best parts about these cookies is they are so fun to decorate and you can make it into a nice little family event. This is me and Jordan's brother's girlfriend Katie. We decorated the cookies this year for Thanksgiving.


I have decided to share this recipe with you because I just don't think it should stay locked up. Please do me a favor and make these cookies, you will thank me later, I promise!




6 Cups of All Purpose Flour
3 Teaspoons of Baking Powder
1 Teaspoon of Salt
2 Cups of White Sugar
2 Cups of Butter (4 sticks)
2 Eggs
6 Tablespoons of Heavy Whipping Cream
2 Teaspoons of Vanilla Extract

  • Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar into a large bowl
  • Add the butter, now this is the most time consuming part. I suggest letting your butter sit out for just a few minutes before adding it to let it soften up a little bit. I start by breaking the butter sticks up into smaller pieces and adding them to the mix. You will not be using any electric mixers or anything to mix this together. By grabbing handfuls of butter and flour mix, start rubbing the butter into the flour, finely. It will start to look more like bread crumbs if you are doing it correctly. Smoosh the butter into the flour.
  • After all 4 sticks of your butter are mashed into the flour mix, add your eggs, cream and vanilla extract.
  • Make sure your hands are washed and dive into that bowl with both hands, just start mashing everything together. As the dough becomes more thick, you will start kneading it together. You will know when it is all done.
  • I separate my dough into sections to make smaller balls and then wrap up each ball into aluminum foil. You can do the whole thing, but you wont be happy about it the next day when you are trying to use the dough and its a giant rock hard ball. Little rock hard balls of dough are much easier to work with.
  • Place all of your balls of dough that are in the aluminum foil into the fridge, this dough needs to sit over night.
  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees
  • Start rolling out your cookie dough, you are going to leave it pretty thick, about 1/4 inches thick. This helps give the cookies their cakey feel/taste.
  • Grab any cookie cutters you have available and start making any shapes of your choice!
  • Place your cookies on a non-stick cookie sheet and back between 5 to 8 minutes. I prefer the shorter of the two times because I love super soft cookies.
  • Next you can put icing on your cookies or just enjoy them plain! Hope you enjoy

This picture I am posting for everyone but mainly my grandparents, just so you can see all of his teeth he has now. He is beginning to look like such a big boy!

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