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Vanilla Sugar Butter Cookies

03 March, 2018 0 comments Leave a comment

These cookies make perfect use of our vanilla sugar. I've used weights here because it's so much faster and more efficient. A decent kitchen sale will run you $12-$20. Go for it!

375 grams flour (sub a 1-1 gf, if desired)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
100 grams white sugar
100 grams dark brown sugar
1/2 lb (227 g) softened butter
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
Vanilla sugar for rolling

Combine the flour, salt, and baking soda in a bowl. Set aside. Cream butter and sugar until the mixture pales. 2-4 minutes in a mixer. Add eggs, one at a time, scraping down sides between each addition. Beat in vanilla and almond extracts. Add flour in two additions. If using wheat flour, mix just enough to thoroughly combine, as any more will toughen the cookies. If you use gluten free flour, don't worry because there's no gluten!

Refrigerate dough for at least an hour (overnight is best). Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Fill a small bowl with vanilla sugar. Roll dough into large marble sized balls and roll those balls in the sugar until they're completely covered. Place on a cookie sheet and press into 1/4 inch discs with the bottom of a glass. Bake 10-12 minutes, til just brown around the edges. 10 minutes will get you a softer cookie, 12 a crisp one.

Tahini Cookies

22 August, 2014 0 comments Leave a comment

Tahini Cookies

1 egg
1 t vanilla
1/3 cup tahini
1/3 cup brown sugar or honey
2 tablespoons of butter, melted
1 ½ cups almond flour
¼ teaspoon baking soda
a pinch salt

optional: demerara sugar, ground cardamom

In a small bowl, mix the almond flour, baking soda, cardamom (if using) and salt. In a mixer or large bowl, beat the tahini to remove any lumps. Add the brown sugar and mix.  Add the egg, vanilla, and butter, mixing to combine after each addition. Space heaping teaspoonfulls 2" apart, then sprinkle with demerara sugar (if using).

Cook at 350 degrees for 12- 15 minutes, or until slightly browned.