Butter Cookies


INGREDIENTS:

Plain Flour / Maida2 Cups
Salt A Pinch ( I have not added in my cookies)
Egg1 No
Sugar3/4th Cup
Butter125 gm
Baking Powder2 Tsp
Vanilla Essence3/4th Tsp

DIRECTIONS:
  • Cream butter and sugar together , then add Egg  & give it a good blend. The recipe called for 1/2 Cup of Sugar but I have increased it to 3/4th Cup.. Taste is just right for us.
  • Tip in Flour , Salt and Baking powder into a different bowl and mix well.
  • Combine the flour mix along with the butter mix and blend until the dough ball forms. Wrap this dough ball in a cling film and chill it for atleast 1 hour until it gets firm. This dough is really soft to handle and I could not make any shapes . Hence chilled the dough.
  •  Once the dough is firm, remove it from the cling film and make shapes of your choice. I have prepared the traditional round balls roughly 1" and flattened them with my palm. Also did the star shapes to attract lil V. Make sure the cookies are slightly thick and not very flat and it willl get crisp v fast.Grease the baking sheet and arrange the cookies in line. Refrigerate for another 10-15 minutes before placing them into the oven. Check if the cookies are a bit firm,only then the shape will be retained.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 C . Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes or until it slightly turns brown.Allow it cool for 15 minutes...
  •  These butter cookies are just delicious ..  crunchy and melting in your mouth !!

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