Monday, 26 October 2009

Butter Cookies with Cinnamon-Sugar and Almond Topping


Close up, this doily almost looks like a spider's web. Perfect choice for this time of year, when we are so close to Halloween. I've started going through my cookie recipes, deciding which ones will be featured on this year's winter holiday menus. Here is a favourite: these cookies are a Martha Stewart creation. This is a delicious, buttery recipe, and we make it often. Not too many ingredients, and well worth trying! Recommended! 

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups sweet butter at room temperature
3/4 cup powdered sugar (10x)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups flour
Toppings:
Make an egg wash by beating together 1 egg and 2 tablespoons milk
Sliced almonds for topping
A mixture of cinnamon and sugar for topping
Salt and pepper to taste... (Just kidding. No salt or pepper needed)




Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 350-degrees F/180-degrees Celcius. 
  • Sift the flour with the salt.
  • Beat the butter with the powdered sugar until light and fluffy. Incorporate the vanilla extract.
  • Slowly add the flour. 
  • When the dough is mixed, place it in the refrigerator for about an hour. 
  • Line your cookie sheets with parchment paper. 
  • Take the dough out of the refrigerator and cut it into small pieces, moulding each into rounds about an inch and a half in diameter.
  • Brush the tops of the cookies with the egg wash. 
  • Sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar mixture over them
  • Place a few sliced almonds on top of the cinnamon-sugar.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until the cookies are golden in colour.
  • Remove from the oven, let them cool, and enjoy!