Sunday, May 9, 2010

Butter cookies

Butter cookies. Who doesn't love them? Nice and simple, with a cup of tea, coffee or cocoa, or with a tall glass of cold milk, they are just perfect in every way. Right now I'm enjoying some of these beauties with a cup of blackberry tea.

I took the recipe from here, a cooking website run by a lovely mother and grandmother who makes me so happy I can read Hebrew. It seems that lately, all my kitchen novelties come from there.

So, without further ado… a good, simple recipe for butter cookies (makes about 40). If you have your favorite butter cookies recipes, please feel free to share!

2 1\2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
200 gr. Butter
2\3 cup sugar (it says 1 cup in the original recipe, but trust me, this is plenty).
1 egg
I added grated peel of 1 lemon.

Knead until you get nice, workable dough. You may need to add some liquid (milk or water, whatever you prefer). As much as I tried, I couldn't get my dough to a texture which would be comfortable for rolling out in the way I'm used to, so I just formed cookies with my hands and placed them on a cookie sheet. However, later the lady who posted the recipe tipped me off by telling I should have rolled the dough between two sheets of baking paper. I'll remember that for next time!

I decorated each cookie with half a peanut, and baked for 20 minutes at medium heat, just until the cookies were nice and crisp on the outside and still tender on the inside. 


AnneMarie said...

It's Mother's Day here in the US, Mrs. Anna, so I want to wish you a very happy Mother's Day :) I know little Shira and the one you have on the way are truly blessed to have you for a mother!

Rose said...

Nice recipe and nice looking biscuits Anna. I used to have the same problem with biscuits then I learned to do chill the mixed dough for 15 to 30 minutes. Much easier! And they cut easily too.

Rose said...

PS I wish I could send you some of our limes but customs on both ends would -- rightly -- say no. Our dwarf lime is producing about 30 a week.

Hilde said...

Your cookies look wonderful!I do quite a lot of cookie baking, but I never bother with rollong between baking paper or clingfilm. If the dough can be rolled out without sticking, I´ll do it, if not, I just form cookies like you did.

Rachel said...

I made these.....yum!! I like your recipes.

Tracy's corner said...

Sounds good. Love hot tea and cookies