Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Butter cookies

This is a recipe of Sara Moulton.They tasted so good and just melted in mouth.

It requires only few ingredients.


All purpose flour - 2 cups

Baking powder - 1/2 tsp

Salt - 1/2 tsp

Sugar - 1 cup

Unsalted Butter softened at room temperature - 3/4 cup(1 1/2 sticks)

Vanilla extract -1/2 tsp 

Egg - 1 at room temperature.


Whisk together flour,baking powder and salt in a bowl.

In another bowl beat the sugar and softened butter until it becomes pale and fluffy.

Now add the egg,vanilla to butter-sugar mixture and beat for about 2 minutes.

Finally add the flour mixture and mix until just combined.

In a parchment paper,roll the dough into a 12 inch log.Wrap it and chill in the refrigerator for 2 hrs.The original recipe calls for chilling the dough for 4 hrs.But mine was firm in about 2 hrs.

Take the dough out and slice into 1/4 inch  wide discs.

Place the discs in a parchment-lined tray spacing them about 1 inch apart.

Bake them for about 12 minutes switching tray positions halfway through baking.The cookies are done when they are light golden around the edges.


Hamaree Rasoi said...

Cookies look so delicious yet easy to prepare. Excellent preparation.

Hamaree Rasoi

Mahi said...

Cookies look yumm!

Priya said...

Scrumptious cookies,looks soo buttery and addictive..

Jay said...

gonna delight my son with this yummy cookies..thanks for sharing Ramya..:)

Tasty Appetite

Prathima Rao said...

Perfectly made, buttery, delicious cookies!!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Hari Chandana said...

Wowww... what a tempting picture.. looks so delicious :)
Yummy !!!!!
Indian Cuisine

Suja said...

Nice one,delicious and tempting cookies.

divya said...

OMG... What a tempting recipe.. lovely presentation dear..

Ambreen said...

Perfect, buttery and delicious cookies! Looks so tempting.

Nithu said...

Perfect snack with the evening tea. Love it. This will be apt for our ongoing mela. It would be great if you can enter your recipe in our "Quick and easy recipe mela". Looking forward towards your entry. Thanks


recipeswap said...

Very elegant looking cookies!

Raajitha said...

Looks delicious and nice.My favorite.