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
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.