This cookie was in the my to do list for a long time. The picture in the book was so attractive and found this Christmas season, a good time to bake them.
3/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup caster sugar
2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp pure vanilla extract ( or your favorite flavoring)
granulated sugar, for coating
1.Put the butter ad sugar in a bowl and beat until light and fluffy.
2.Add the flour and vanilla extract and form a dough.
3.Roll into a sausage shape and move the dough to a wax paper lined flat surface.Pat the sides flat to form a square.
4. Sprinkle thick layer of granulated sugar on the wax paper. Press each side of the dough into the sugar to coat.
5.Wrap the dough and refrigerate for about 3 hours(I kept it overnight).
6.Preheat the oven to 325 degree farenheit. When ready to bake, remove the dough, unwrap and cut into thick slices. Place them on a baking sheet leaving enough space between the slices. Bake for about 12 to 20 minutes( depends on the size of the slices and oven), until the bottom slightly begins to become golden brown.
- I prepared only half the quantity of the given measurement and I divided into two portions while rolling the dough into sausage shape, as handling is much easier that way.
- These cookies are extremely buttery, and I would suggest to add even more caster sugar while making the dough, as it was not enough for us.
- I used organic sugar for rolling, as they look like crystals when compared to the bleached granulated sugar.