Recipe Courtesy of: yoyomax12 on youtube.
It's pretty tasty, although not recommended for doing by hand!
- 4 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt (leave out if using salted butter)
- 1 cup softened butter
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract (use the gourmet stuff - the normal stuff has corn syrup in it! I used my homemade vanilla for it...tasty!)
1) Stir together flour, baking powder, and salt, set aside.
2) Cream (mix until incorporated) sugar and butter, add eggs and vanilla and mix 'til fluffy. Gradually add flour a little at a time, until completely finished. Divide dough in half, flattening into disks. Wrap in plastic or bags, and toss into the fridge. (Overnight is best, but an hour can be good too!)
3) Heat oven for 350F. Roll out dough between parchment paper and cut out shapes. The thinner the shapes, the crunchier they get. (The cutting out is interesting, and you can use these cutters that have an impression plate in them for details.)
4) Toss those cookies onto a silicone mat or cover a cookie sheet with more parchment paper. Toss the pan into the fridge for about 15 minutes for more definition and details to show up later.
5) Bake at 350F for about 10-15 minutes and check on them if they are brown around the edges. (I actually did mine in a toaster oven - still very successful - also, they get much more brown on the bottom.)