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).
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.