In honor of the upcoming weekend, I present a childhood favorite. Remember how good these were?
I say “were” because I rarely eat store-bought cookies anymore. I picked up a box on a whim a few weeks ago to eat with my chocolate chipotle almond butter (hey, I needed something to spread it on!). They were absolutely delightful, but I couldn’t get past the processed, packaged aspect. So naturally, I decided to try my hand at making my own.
I found this recipe on the internet and made a few modifications to suite my taste.
Ingredients: (makes about a dozen and a half)
1/2 cup butter (no substitutes), softened
1 cup sugar
1 generous tablespoon vanilla extract
2/3 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 whole wheat pastry flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar.
Next, beat in the egg and vanilla and then add the dry ingredients.
Once mixed, drop the dough onto an ungreased baking sheet, leaving a few inches between each cookie.
For a sparkly effect, sprinkle some raw sugar on top of each cookie.
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until edges are golden brown. Allow to cool.
So these weren’t exactly like the boxed variety… they were so much better! I definitely haven’t outgrown this childhood treat.
Before you get carried away, consider adding a little something extra.
That’s more like it. This beats any old Nilla wafer I ever ate.
These should get me through the weekend just fine.
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