Sunday, December 5, 2010

Saveur Cookies We Love: Mexican Butter Cookies With Sprinkles

You can't win at every recipe. This is good because it gives me a chance to show you that no one is perfect. We all have missteps in the kitchen. It happens, you learn from it and you move through.

Last year I was lucky enough to participate in a cookie round-up of Bon-Appetit's recipes. This year our group decided to choose Saveur's holiday cookies from around the world.   Unfortunately I'm already a little late in posting this. Besides being late I chose the Mexican Butter recipe which looked like a low maintenance cookie that is a great holiday cookie for those of us working gals who don't have a lot of time. 

But the cookies spread and the hole in the center disappeared when they baked. I would leave the cookies to chill a couple of hours before you bake them if I were to do it again. No matter how the cookies looked the tasted delicious. A chewy butter cookie that I thoroughly enjoyed

Mexican Butter Cookies with Sprinkles (From Saveur December 2010)
1 1/2 cups of flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup sugar
8 tbsp unsalted butter
1 tsp vanilla
3 egg yolks
1 egg white (lightly beaten)
Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.  In a mixer, beat together sugar, butter, and vanilla until fluffly. Add yolks one at a time; beat. Add dry ingredients; mix. Roll dough into a 12" long cylinder. Cut cylinder into 3 pieces; roll each into a 12 1" long pieces. Roll each into a ball; transfer to a lined baking sheet.  Flatten each into a small disk; using your finger, poke a hole in center of each disk. Chill for 1 hour.  Heat oven to 300 degrees. Brush each ring with egg white; dip into sprinkles to coat. Return to baking sheets; bake for 15 minutes. Let cool.
If you want to look at some other "Cookies we Love"


  1. I'll definitely learn from your experience, Tiffany! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I'm glad to know that these are yummy, since they're on my list. I'll keep your tip in mind, too. Now I just need some sprinkles. =) And don't feel bad, I'm late, too. I just pulled my first batch of cookies out of the oven, and am frantically trying to get my blog post written.

  3. Definitely too pretty and tasty looking to be a fail. Wonderful job! Love that you shared the secret of chilling for the holes with the rest of us.

  4. I don't know what you're talking about, you totally won with this recipe! so they flattened a bit, they still look absolutely delicious and beautiful :)

  5. These cookies look scrumptious!.. mmmmm...

  6. Those cookies look fantastic and so delicious!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the kind comment!

  7. Love these ones too!!! I just can't decide on my next ones!

  8. I have been reading a lot of cookie posts tonight and now have a serious craving to contend with! I will have to add these to my list of cookies to bake; they sound great!

  9. What cute cookies and I love the chocolate sprinkles!

  10. I would have no trouble at all eating these, Tiffany. No trouble at all. ;) YUM.

  11. These look so good. The closeup image of the cookie leaves much to the taste bud imagination.

    Thank you for sharing your tip on these cookies. I like the appearance of the texture of these cookies. I'm gonna search for it in my copy of Saveur and give them a try too! Thanks for sharing and inspiring me to give them a second look.

  12. Each time we've taken on the holiday cookie baking, I ve had some serious flops and these cookies don't even come close! I know they taste great - how can you go wrong with a good butter cookie. Heck, I 'd eat the dough raw!

  13. We had some spreading problems too, but I let it go because the boys didn't seem to mind. :-)


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