the alternative to sugar cookies, as suggested to me by a friend (who also shared the recipe, thank yooou mariana). simple, light, and not too sweet! awesome treats, especially because you can put whatever you want in ‘em!
total amount of time ~ 20 minutes
this batch makes about 2 dozen (a little more, but w/e)
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt 1 cup butter, room temp
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 egg yolks
1/2 tsp vanilla
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Sift flour and salt (optional).
In the mixer, on medium speed, add in the butter and turn it on medium speed until the butter sticks to the bowl and becomes creamy, about 3 minutes. Then, add all of the powdered sugar, put the speed on low, and beat until fluffy.
Add in the yolks and the vanilla.
On low, slowly add in the flour/salt. Your dough should be very thick and maleable afterwards so you can scoop and roll and shape if you desire.
Scoop onto a greased cookie sheet, press down with your thumb and fill with your desired topping (jam, chocolate, etc.)
Pop into the oven for 6-10 minutes, until the edges are JUUUST lightly golden. the cookie SHOULD remain pale. cool and serve!
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