Recently I really got into cookies, it's a lot of fun. I actually prefer making them much more than eating them (which is not too bad either), coming up with new recipes and refreshing the old ones! How can somebody not like cookies? They keep forever, they are perfect as a gift, as a dessert, or just as a snack (if you suddenly crave a quick, sweet bite). Here is one of my recent creations, which is a perfect example of a new twist on an old recipe:
* 2 sticks of butter (room temperature)
* 1 cup white sugar
* 3 cups all-purpose flour
* 2 tsp vanilla extract
* 1 tsp baking powder
* 1/2 tsp salt
* 1 lime (juice and zest)
1. Cream together butter and 1 cup white sugar until light and fluffy.
2. Beat in vanilla extract, baking powder, salt, lime juice and lime zest.
3. Beat in flour, 1 cup at a time.
4. Using a tablespoon, scoop a dough and form uniform balls.
7. Place on a baking sheet and flatten with a fork.
8. Bake at 350F for 14 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack.
Super simple and super delicious. Lime zest has a very unique flavor and makes the cookies fresh and tangy. Just pack them in air tight container and they will be good for a while.