Kids’ taste keep changing… Last week my elder son asked me to make cookies for him , but without chocolate.. (Earlier he used to munch in as much chocolate as he could – chocolate cake, chocolate cookies, brownies, chocolate cornflakes… My bro used to make fun of him saying even your toothpaste is chocolate– which was true, he was using Colgate’s chocolate tooth paste… 🙂 )
This time his request for cookies was specific, cookies with powdered sugar on top. So decided to try out the Melting Moments from the site Joy of baking.. While getting the dough ready to bake, younger son who is 4 years wanted to help me with it.. So he rolled the dough into small balls and placed them carefully on the rack. Later when I was sprinkling the icing sugar on top he excitedly said “They look like snowflakes”… Can as well rename the cookies as snowflake cookies 🙂
Here goes the recipe
Joy Of Baking
- All purpose flour – 1 1/2 cups (195 grams)
- Cornstarch (corn flour) – 1/2 cup (60 grams)
- salt – 1/4 teaspoon
- Confectioners sugar (powdered or icing) – 1/4 cup (30 grams)
- Unsalted butter, room temperature – 1 cup (227 grams)
- Pure Vanilla extract – 1 teaspoon
- 1/2 cup (60 grams) confectioners sugar (powdered or icing)
- In a medium sized bowl whisk together the flour, cornstarch and salt.
- In the bowl of your electric mixer (or with a hand mixer), beat the butter and sugar until creamy and smooth (about 2 minutes). Beat in the vanilla extract.
- Add the flour mixture and beat just until incorporated.
- Cover and refrigerate the batter for an hour or two, or until firm.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C) and place rack in center of oven. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- When batter is firm, form into 1 inch balls and place the cookies on the prepared baking sheets, spacing about 1 inch apart.
- Bake for about 10 – 14 minutes or until the edges of the cookies just start to brown.
- Remove from oven and cool for about 3-5 minutes.
- Transfer the cookies to a wire rack that is placed over a sheet of parchment or wax paper. Put the confectioners sugar in a fine strainer or sieve and sprinkle the tops of the cookies with the sugar.
P.S: Sending this to Bake Off Event hosted by Champa of Versatile Kitchen
and to Treat to Eyes Event at Spice Ur Sense hosted by Rumana