Posts tagged ‘baking’

Almond Sugar Cookies

Lest you think that I, here at Hookie’s Cookies, do not actually make cookies, I thought I’d share this new stand-by with you.  This recipe was born out of necessity.  It was my turn to bring a snack to our meeting and I had said that I would bring homemade cookies, but when I went to make the cookies the night before the meeting, I realized (to my horror) that I was out of eggs.  I didn’t feel like going out to get more (I prefer to bake in the late evening, so it was also really dark), so I searched online for an egg-free recipe and stumbled upon this one, which I modified slightly.  Now, I have no idea where I got this recipe from.  I wrote it out on a post-it note and now I can’t find it online.  I even searched my history, but nothing, so if this is a modification of your recipe, please claim it.

Almond Sugar Cookies

Makes about 36 cookies

1 cup butter

1 tsp almond extract

1 cup sugar

1.5 cups flour

0.5 tsp baking soda

0.5 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees with rack in middle of oven.  Combine butter, almond extract, and sugar in a stand mixer until smooth.  In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt, and add to mixer until combined.  Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Using your hands, press about 1 tbsp of dough into a ball and place on sheet.  Leave about 2 inches between cookies.  You can either bake the cookies as round balls, giving the center a really soft texture, or squish the cookies down with your fingers prior to baking.  Bake one sheet at a time in the oven for 8-10 min.  If you left the cookies as balls, you will want to bake for closer to 10 min.  Cool fully on a rack (the cookies are quite soft when they come out of the oven).

These cookies were a big hit at the meeting and I often make them, not only when we are out of eggs, but also when I want to make a small batch of cookies quickly (this recipe can be scaled easily to accommodate the batch size you want).  Enjoy!

xo Saree