For reasons way too numerous to list I always seem to be running behind when it comes to my blog, research that needs to be done, photos I want to take and posts I am working on. One of these days I’m going to take the time to get all my files in order and catch up so I can go along at a more leisurely pace and smell a few roses along the way. It’s rare when I sit down and just wander around from site to site to see what’s out there, but I was doing just that for a few minutes recently and ended up on AMAZON.COM where I found this unbelievably cute cookie stamp. I gave little bags of cookies to several of my friend, and to my mom of course, and they thought they were very clever and fun. Plain was turned into something special.
This is the recipe that came with the stamp. The cookie is buttery and tender and holds the stamp impression well. It’s easy to handle and if it gets a little soft just refrigerate it for a few minutes. I dusted the stamp with a little flour and didn’t have any problem with the dough sticking to it. This will be a fun stocking stuffer for several of my baker friends this Christmas. Normally I start thinking along those lines earlier in the year, but, as I said, I’m running behind most of the time. A little internet browsing really paid off.
- 1 cup + 2 tablespoons (250g) butter
- ⅞ cup (140g) sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 2-2/3 cups (300g) all-purpose flour
- 1 egg yolk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Sift together sugar, salt, baking powder and flour.
- Mix in butter and stir until mixture is crumbly.Stir in the egg yolk and vanilla.
- Form dough into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill for at least one hour.
- Separate dough into golf ball size chunks. Slightly flatten the balls and stamp with the HOME MADE stamp that has been dusted with flour.
- Place on a parchment or silpat lined baking sheet and bake until very lightly browned around the edges, about 8 to 10 minutes. Remove pan from the oven and allow cookies to cool for about 5 minutes. Remove to wire rack and cool completely.
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