Recipe by QueenBee49444
From the book "Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder" by Joanne Fluke. I read the book while on vacation this summer & I would like to pass the book on to my swap partner in the Used Media Swap on Zaar. The book has some delicious sounding cookie recipes which I am post here so I can make them later. The author does not indicate the serving size or prep time - I guessed & I apologize if I am wrong. I will correct when I make the recipe. If you make it before me, please post a review so we will know how good they are. One more note - the book was a fun read too.
- 2 cups butter, melted
- 2 cups powdered sugar (do not sift)
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest (optional)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cream of tartar (critical, do NOT omit)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4 1⁄4 cups flour (not sifted)
- 1⁄2 cup white sugar (in a small bowl, may add colored sugars for holidays)
Directions See How It's Made
- Do not preheat oven yet - dough must chill before baking.
- Melt butter.
- Add sugars and mix.
- Let cool to room temperature.
- Mix in the eggs, one at a time.
- Add vanilla, lemon zest, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt.
- Mix well.
- Add flour in increments, mixing after each addition.
- Chill dough for at least one hour (overnight is fine).
- When ready to bake, preheat oven to 325 degrees, rack in middle of oven.
- Use hands to roll dough in walnut-sized balls.
- Roll dough balls in a bowl of white sugar.
- Place on a greased cookie sheet, 12 to a standard sheet.
- Flatten dough balls with a greased spatula.
- Bake at 325 degrees for 10-15 minutes (They should have a tine of gold on the top).
- Cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes, then remove to a rack to finish cooling.
- Cookies can be decorated with frosting piped from a pastry bag for special occasions - or left just as they are.