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.
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14 comments:

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

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  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.

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  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.

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  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 :)

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

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

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

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  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!

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

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

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  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.

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  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!

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

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