Saturday, August 23, 2014

Glazed Butter Cookies

It's funny how a recipe can morph as you experiment with it.  On Thursday, I set out to make a traditional wedding cookie recipe that my friend Emma gave me - it was a pretty straightforward recipe, but I wasn't crazy about the result.  It was too dry and crumbly, and not sweet enough.

I tried again, adding a little milk and some honey to the dough, and the results were amazing.  Those two additions produced a cookie that sweet, buttery, and delicious!  I also changed the powdered sugar coating to a vanilla glaze, and it's really the perfect little cookie.

Here's how you make them:


Cookie dough

1 cup of softened butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 and 1/4 cups of flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon honey


2 cup of confectioners sugar
2 teaspoons of vanilla
1/4 cup of milk


Preheat your oven to 400 degrees, and place parchment paper or a silicone baking mat on your cookie sheet.

Cream the butter and sugar together with your mixer for 1 to 2 minutes.

Add the vanilla and mix for 30 seconds.

With the mixer on low, slowly add in the flour and salt.

Lastly, add the milk and honey and mix for 30 - 45 seconds.

[If your dough doesn't stick together like this, add a little more milk.]

Form the cookie dough in 1 inch balls, and place on the cookie sheet.

If you want a fluffier cookie, form the dough balls into an oblong shape, like this:

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the cookies are a light golden brown.

While your cookies are cooling completely, you can whip up the vanilla glaze - mix the powdered sugar and vanilla together, then slowly drizzle in the milk until you have a creamy glaze consistency.  You'll know it's done when you "write" with the glaze in the bowl, and the thin ribbon stays on the surface for three seconds.

Hold each cookie upside down in your hand and dunk it part way into the glaze.  Turn the cookie back over and set it on a rack to let the glaze set, for at least 15 minutes.

I think you'll really love these sweet beauties - my friends are now completely addicted to them!

Sugar Baby

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