After a long holiday in Europe, I find myself back at home with next to nothing to snack. Time for some remedial action !
This is a very simple recipe that demands very little effort and I get to eat it in less than an hour. It has a very fine texture with a faint sweetness and slightly crunchy without giving off too much crumbs. Definitely this is a mood lifter especially when I have to do baskets of laundry after a relaxing holiday.
Makes about 50, depending on cookie size.
2 cups cake flour
1 pinch salt
1/2 cup icing sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
220g butter, cubed
1 egg, cold
Icing sugar for dusting ( optional )
Put flour, salt and sugar into a food processor and whisk for 20 seconds. Drizzle vanilla extract and evenly distribute butter cubes on the flour mix. Process until well mixed.
Add egg. Process further until flour makes one giant dough in the container.
Separate to 3 portions. Bag it and chill if not using.
Preheat oven to 180 C. Prepare cookie sheets on baking tray.
On a floured surface, roll dough with a roller to about 1/4 inch thick.
Cut out cookies with a cutter. Place on sheets.
Bake cookies for 10 minutes. Cookies should not be brown when cooked.
Retrieve and dust with icing sugar ( optional ) immediately.
Transfer cookies to cooling rack . Cool thoroughly and store.