I tested 8 different butter cookie recipes, looking for the "perfect" butter cookie. It had to be buttery, a little crumbly (like shortbread), and not too sweet. This is the winner. I think these are the Worlds Best Butter Cookie, courtesy of Chef Alice Medrich.
Melt in your mouth cookies. They were the rave this Christmas. Found the recipe years ago, and I just changed it ever so slightly. The chocolate and pecans on the ends makes all the difference! Make extra and freeze. Enjoy!!
This is older than the Saints I think...or at least every Great Grandma I knew made this one with their eyes closed. We just watched in amazement. It looked like parchment paper on the table and they worked wonders with it. It was delectible, flakey every time, and anything that oozed was sweet and crunchy and great to our palate. You can master it, but it is a challenge if you like that sort of thing....I know I do.
This is a very old cookie recipe i got from a The old Sturbridge village restoration site in Massachusetts. Traditionally, you stamp them with a cookie stamp to resemble a 4 o'clock flower. I'm posting the recipe for a board request. The recipe does not state how many cookies it makes. If someone tries these and lets us know, I will update the recipe to give the amount of cookie in a batch
This recipe goes back over 30 years! if desired you could add 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips into the batter and for the holidays add in some diced mixed candied fruit --- for perfect results all ingredients must be measured accurately, for a sweeter taste increase the sugar to 1 cup or a little more, I normally get 24-25 cookies from this recipe but it will depend on the size you slice them - these will keep well in a airtight container for up to 2 weeks or you may freeze so don't be afraid to make these well before the holidays! :)
My friend Sylvia, who is German, shared this delicious recipe with me. They are hazelnut cookies sandwiched together with Nutella, a creamy chocolate & hazelnut spread. I have never made this recipe personally, only eaten it. I don't know how much Nutella you will actually need or how much dipping chocolate (should you choose to decorate these further) - I am estimating and will update the measurements when I try these out. However, if you have a full jar of Nutella spread on hand, that should be more than enough. Cook time is per batch. I don't know how many cookies this makes, so I am guessing at 36 cookie sandwiches.