So remember when I tempted you yesterday with this cookies dough? I was making yet another recipe from my old stash
Chocolate Butter Cookies
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup cocoa
Here is what you do:
In a large mixer combine sugar& butter; beat at medium speed until creamy ( about 1-2 minutes) .
Add egg & almond extract;continue beating until well mixed.
pause to admire your dough
Reduce speed to low. Gradually add the flour & cocoa scarping the bowl often until well-mixed.
A) use it as is in a cookie press
(I’m not that brave yet)
2) wrap the dough in plastic wrap & allow to chill for at least an hour, then roll out & use cookie cutters
(we may be trying that later this month)
III) dump the dough on a long piece of plastic wrap & roll into a long roll
like I did 🙂 and chill for the world’s best slice & bake cookie!
When you re ready to bake, preheat the oven to 375 degrees
Remove dough from fridge just when you are ready to bake it.
using a serrated knife, slice into 1/4 inch rounds
Remove cookies from oven & allow to let cool for 5-10 minutes.
Now these cookies were really yummy just as they were, but since I am trying to get into a festive state of mind, I thought that it would be fun to dip them in white chocolate & put some fun sprinkles on them
I saw an article in a magazine today on another way to decorate cookies, & I did try on a few cookies, but overall, I think they were a tad pathetic..
I took a square piece of paper the size of the cookie & cut a tiny snowflake *cough* snowflake looking type of shape. Put on top of the cookie & using a tiny sifter, sift powdered sugar on top.. then remove the paper.
This is what I came up with
ok.. so they don’t look exactly like the magazine, but I was kind of rushing.. so we may be giving this another try as well. I did not try it, but I am pretty darn sure that you could make this dough ahead of time, freeze it in the log-form & have slice & bake cookies within1 15 mintues whenever you want them.
I must try that.
and just for you , Kim……. one from the archives…