Baking Cookies by janetb

Baking Cookies

A bit of baking in the afternoon always makes me happy, and using the Wilbur chocolates given to me by John and Nirali makes me even happier. This easy recipe makes a velvety cookie dough just perfect for rolling out and pressing with a cookie press, which creates a recessed center that can be filled with just about anything — in this case, Wilbur Buds! I love the slight crispness and versatility of this delicious, vanilla-laced cookie; and it seems I always have the ingredients on hand. It's one of my favorite cookie recipes!

Vanilla Cookies
9 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup light brown sugar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups flour
Filling, optional

With electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and creamy.

Add vanilla and beat until well mixed.

Add flour and beat until well mixed. (If dough is crumbly, knead together with hands.)

Roll out dough on baking mat and press with cookie press. (This dough is velvety smooth and not sticky, so no flour is needed for rolling out). Transfer cookies to parchment paper-lined cookie sheet.*

Bake at 375° for 10 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. (If filling center of each cookie with a chocolate, place a chocolate on each cookie upon removing cookies from oven; but if filling centers with jam, jelly, honey, etc., spoon filling into cooled cookies.)

Cool cookies on cookie sheet for 3 minutes. Transfer to wire rack to finish cooling.

*Dough does not have to be rolled out and pressed. Dough can simply be formed into balls and flattened with the bottom of a glass.

I praise you, Lord, for the happy afternoon spent baking.
They look so yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe too. FAV :)
October 9th, 2019  
They are beautiful and look delicious. Thank you for sharing the recipe, too.
October 9th, 2019  
Oh send some of these my way please.
October 9th, 2019  
October 10th, 2019  
Exquisite image, Janet! Not only because it's a picture of cookies, but the colors, the lines, the lighting, the textures, DOF, and color tone. Huge FAV!!
October 10th, 2019  
They look lovely, and I'm sure they smelled and tasted that way too!
October 10th, 2019  
Very nice!
October 10th, 2019  
This is beautifully presented and looks delicious.
October 10th, 2019  
Great looking cookies!
October 10th, 2019  
Those look delicious!
October 10th, 2019  
Yummy😋 In my opinion, food photography is great if it makes me wanna taste what I see. And I definitely want to eat them all, haha :D Fav
October 11th, 2019  
@novab @mittens @sailingmusic @photographycrazy @lyndemc @janeandcharlie @lindasees @kgolab @caddick @kwind @lastrami_ Many thanks to all of you for your kind words about my cookies!! I really appreciate you taking the time to comment!!
October 14th, 2019  
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