Hey everyone 🙋🏻♀️
It’s Lockdown time, so instead of buying stuff from the market, I decided to bake a few treats at home..
Made a simple 3 ingredient recipe of Butter cookies..
My kiddo and the better half love these…very easy to make with minimal ingredients and less time consuming..these go by the name of short bread cookies too I suppose…
I like to call them the simple homemade Butter cookies
You will need ..
🥠All purpose flour…
I use maida..( refined white flour) – 1 cup approx 250 grams
🥠Caster sugar or you can powder the normal white sugar too – half a cup approx 100 grams.. ( according to the sweetness you desire..)
🥠Butter approx 100 grams
🥠So first whisk the butter either with a hand whisk or a hand blender..
🥠Then add in the powdered/ caster sugar and whisk till it gets a lovely light yellow/ cream colour..
🥠Now add in the all purpose flour/ maida and mix mix to a crumble..gradually forming a dough…
🥠I make small balls and cut them out with a cookie cutter..
🥠A fork can also be used to give shapes..
Or the dough can be rolled out plain and cut into desired shapes ..
🥠Now line them onto a baking tray with parchment paper
🥠Pre heat the oven to 180* for 10-15 mins..
🥠Place the tray in the middle rack for uniform cooking ( I prefer baking them a lesser temperature of 160* for 15-20 minutes or till the bottom of the cookies get a golden brown colour)
🥠Place the cookies onto a cooling rack foe some time..
🥠Store in air tight containers and enjoy freshly baked home made butter cookies🥠
🍪Using more butter and less flour helps to keep the cookies soft and moist …more of flour makes the cookies rock hard..
🍪In case the dough isn’t formed and is dry and flaky a little milk can be added to give it a soft consistency…thats the reason more butter for less flour works well..
🍪I frequently check for the colour without opening the oven door and once I see the bottom of the cookies turning brown,it indicates they are done..
🍪Cookies cook as they cool …so better to remove early than wait cause if they are brownish and as they cool they get harder…
🍪A bit ( 1 teaspoon ) of unsweetened coco powder can be added to the dough mix and we bake brown choco cookies 😍
🍪I try to mix and give some shapes..we can thus make plain white cookies…choco cookies…marbles cookies…shape them on flower and ring forms too…
Do try them out and let me know how you liked them..until next time..stay safe..🤗🤗🤗