Am still in the hangover of Christmas season. Here in Bahrain we had so many holidays, Eid holidays, Bahrain National Day holidays, Islamic New Year holiday, Xmas holiday…but no complaints :) Only problem is that I’ve become a bit too lazy because of all these holidays ;)
Am sure you will also be busy visiting friends and family, last minute preparations for new year party…so am not going to take much of your time.
Here comes melting moments and hey it really melts in your mouth, if you’re a cookie person I think you will love it :)
Hey before going to the recipe, we wish you all a Happy & Blessed New Year!! May God Bless You!!
Also, I’d like to send these cookies to “FIC – White“, hosted by Lubna of Yummy Food. Food in colours is a unique event started by Sunshinemom of TongueTicklers. This event celebrates food with a different colour each month, awesome idea right? This is the first time am participating and am glad am starting with white, the colour that represents peace.
So here comes a very simple cookie recipe which I got from Joy of Baking. (I made only the half of the quantity specified).
Get set ready to roll…
- Plain flour – 1 1/2 cups (210 gms)
Cornflour – 1/2 cup (60 gms)
Salt – 1/4 tsp
- Icing sugar – 1/4 cup (30 gms)
- Unsalted butter – 1 cup (227 gms), room temperature
- Vanila extract – 1 tsp
- Icing sugar – 1 cup (110 gms), sifted
In a medium sized bowl whisk together the flour, cornstarch and salt. Set aside.
In the bowl of your electric mixer (or with a hand mixer), cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy (about 2 minutes). Beat in the vanilla extract. Add the flour mixture and beat until incorporated. Cover and refrigerate the dough for at least one hour or until firm.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C) and place rack in center of oven. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
When dough is firm, form into 1 inch (2.54 cm) balls and place the cookies on the prepared baking sheets spacing about 1 inch apart. Bake for about 14 minutes or until the edges of the cookies start to brown. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool for about 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, line another baking pan or tray with parchment or wax paper. Sprinkle about half of the confectioners (powdered or icing) sugar onto the bottom of the pan and then place the slightly cooled cookies on top of the sugar. Put the remaining sugar in a fine strainer or sieve and then sprinkle the tops of the cookies (or you can just roll the cookies in the sugar).
You can also see the recipe here
Notes: My cookies were ready in 10-12 minutes, so please do check on your cookies after around 8 minutes.