- Recipes & Random Thoughts
- I have been cooking my way through life for over 50 years, beginning with mud pies as a child. I've turned a corner now and feel a Renaissance in my life. Recipes and Random Thoughts is my personal spin in a blog about how to prepare good food and how it prepares you for life. I want to share with you, honest to goodness food punctuated with perspective from the special memories and moments that have marked my journey.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In the bowl of a food processor:
1 stick unsalted butter at room temp
1 cup sugar
Process until combined and creamed, then add
1 large egg
and process until combined, then add
2 cups all purpose flour, 1 cup at a time and process,
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
Process, then scrape dough onto a sheet of plastic wrap. Wrap tightly and refrigerate for at least 4 hrs or overnight. Flour the pastry cloth and rolling pin in its sock. Cut the chilled dough in half, returning other half to the refrigerator. Roll to 1/4 in thickness and cut out shapes. Bake on a cookie sheet 10-13 mins. depending on size. Makes about 3 dozen 4 in. cookies.
Decorate with royal icing:
2 egg whites beaten until foamy
Add 2 cups powdered sugar and beat until smooth.
You may adjust the thickness of the icing to suit the need by thinning with a few drops of water or adding more powdered sugar for thicker icing.
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