Vanilla Cookies

Ridiculously simple. Ridiculously Cheap. Ridiculously nice.
This recipe makes 19 cookies but only 17 made it onto the cooling rack…

Ingredients: (Ounce to Gram Conversion Chart)

6oz Butter
5oz Caster Sugar
5oz Golden Caster Sugar
1 Whole Egg and 1 Egg Yolk (crack on a flat surface)
3tsps Vanilla Extract
1tsp Baking Powder
1/2tsp Salt
9oz Plain Flour

Recipe:

Line a baking tray with grease-proof paper, using butter to stick the paper to the tray. Make sure the paper is thoroughly glued down.

On the left is a fully greased tray and on the right is a lined tray with the paper "glued" down by the butter

On the left is a fully greased tray and on the right is a lined tray with the paper “glued” down by the butter

Melt the 6oz of butter in a small pan on a medium heat and then allow to cool completely.

In a large mixing bowl, place both the normal caster and golden caster sugar and whisk in the cooled butter. Beat in the egg and egg yolk with the whisk followed by the vanilla.

Pre-heat the oven to 160oC (325oF, Gas Mark 3).

In a separate bowl, mix the baking powder, salt and flour together. Sieve this mixture into the large mixing bowl and fold the flour mixture in until everything is combined but try not to over mix.

Cookie dough

Cookie dough

Use a tablespoon to collect a tablespoon’s worth of dough.

A tablespoon's worth of dough

A tablespoon’s worth of dough

Dust your hands with flour and then shape the dough into a ball in the palm of your hands. Be quick! (sorry, but the longer you take, the warmer the ball gets in your hands and the more likely it is to stick to your hands). Flatten the ball and place it on the baking tray. Place a total of four balls onto the tray, evenly spread out and bake for 10mins.

Cookies before they go into the oven

Cookies before they go into the oven

Take the cookies out of the oven and allow to cool a bit on the tray. Use a fish slice to go around the edges of the cookies to lift them up a bit and then slide the cookie on to the fish slice to get it off the tray. Transfer to a wire cooling rack and allow to cool completely.
Get your next batch of cookies onto the same tray and go again.

Vanilla Cookies

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