By MarielC on April 18, 2007
Photo by MarielC
Photo by MarielC
"I am so surprised that this recipe hasn't been posted yet! I've seen this recipe in so many books that it's a classic. This is easiest when made with a stand mixer. The recipe doubles nicely, in fact I rarely make a single batch. Make sure to use either parchment paper or better yet a Silpat or other silicone baking mat. You can roll them out the traditional way without the parchment but the method I use is much less mess and results in more tender cookies because no additional flour is added that could toughen them. There is no need to wash the mats between batches or change the parchment until you are done. If you own a Dobord this is the recipe to use it with. These are great glazed or not, decorated or not. If you are making 3D cookies or any shape that you don't want to spread too much you can leave out the baking powder. The yield is approximate as it really depends on the size of the cookies."
Serving Size: 1 (1612 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"Loved it! This was incredibly easy to make and my family just loved them!"
"Fantastic cookie! Only mistake I made was over chilling the dough so I had to let them sit out and thaw. Not sure what was up with that but it was a refrigerator error...lol. I didn't use the glaze on them, used another frosting and regretted it. So we ended up just eating them plain. Added to the list of Christmas cookies to make. :) Thanks for posting!"
"easy to make and roll out!"
"These were wonderful, loved the soft texture! I used my own icing for decoration and loved the combination. Thanks for posting!"
"The best ever. Soft, not crumbly. Easy to roll and cut. I used all Palm Oil instead of butter and added 1/2 tsp. artificial butter flavoring to accomodate family allergies. Used canned frosting instead of glaze. Fantastic!"
"This is the recipe I use for my cookie decorating classes. I don't chill the dough and have great results with it. The cookies remain good for weeks and can be frozen for several months. I use a good quality pure vanilla and they are very good plain as well as decorated."