Happy Valentine's Day to all my readers!
I had a lot of fun yesterday, baking and decorating these lovely cookies. They do not only look good but also tasted great!
(adapted from bakeat350)
- Vanilla-Almond Sugar Cookies
- 3 cup / 400 g unbleached, all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup / 185 g sugar
- 2 sticks / 230 g salted butter, cold and cubed
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Combine the flour and baking powder, set aside. Cream the sugar and butter in a stand mixer with the paddle attachment approx. 2-3 minutes or until creamy. Add the egg and vanilla extract and cold butter. Gradually add the flour mixture and beat just until combined, scraping down the bowl, especially the bottom. Wrap in plastic foil and let rest in the fridge for 30 minutes
Roll onto floured surface and cut into shapes (I roll the dough between plastic wrap or waxed paper). Place on parchment lined baking sheets and bake for 10 - 12 minutes at 350 F / 180 C. Let sit a few minutes on the sheet, then transfer to a cooling rack.
Decorate with powdered sugar or icing. Find very good instructions on decorations here.