Thursday, June 7, 2012

Cookie Recipe (Peggy Porchen's Simply Spectacular Cakes n Cookies)

This is another cookie recipe that is just so awesome.  It did not spread out when it baked and tastes wonderful. I just added some lemon zest to give it a little lemony taste.


1 3/4 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 large egg, lightly beaten
3 cups flour, plus more for dusting

Optional flavors

vanilla cookies, add vanilla bean
lemon cookies, add lemon zest
orange cookie, add orange zest
chocolate cookie, replace 1/2 cup of all purpose flour with 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa


  • In an electric mixer with paddle attachment, cream butter n sugar till softened and add chosen flavorings. Beat until well mixed and just becoming creamy in texture. Dont overbeat or cookies will spread during baking.
  • Beat in the egg until well mixed.  Add the flour and mix on low speed until a dough forms ( I just mixed with a wooden spatula)  Gather into a ball and wrap in a plastic wrap and chill for about 1 hour.
  • Place the dough on a floured surface and knead it briefly.  Use cookie cutters to cut out shapes and transfer to a cookie sheet and chill again for about 15 minutes.
  • Heat the oven to 350 degrees and bake the cookies for about 6-10 minutes until golden brown at the sides. Let cool in a wire rack.  Decorate with royal icing.

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