Weather is certainly cool enough to make me long for a sweet smell in the house, the smell that goes with… cookies of course (and coffee).
they are easy to make (ahem.. if you have a food processor), and kids love helping. notice that we don’t like the cookies to taste too sweet, but sugar can always be added as desired.
- 2 cups flour
- 3 TS sugar
- 2 TS powdered sugar
- 1 TS ground flax seeds
- 2 TS unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 and 3/4 sticks of unsalted butter
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
put all dry ingredients in the food processor and … process on high-speed, until all powders have unified nicely. all the processing stages need to be quick, only a few seconds.
add chunks of butter and process until the mixture looks somewhat like crumbs. don’t over do it- the butter has to remain cool.
add eggs and vanilla extract and process until the mixture builds up into a dough-ball.
separate dough into two balls. plastic wrap them. into the fridge they go to rest for 1 hour.
warm the oven to 410F. when you’re ready for some fun, and the dough has been cold in the fridge for at least an hour, take it out, spread/flatten on your best kitchen table – use some flour so it doesn’t stick to the rolling-pin, and cut out circles or any other cool shape.
as you can see, I use parchment baking paper instead of greasing the pan. once the oven is 410F, put the baking pan in the oven, set your timer to 13 minutes, and start working on your next batch of cookies – different baking sheet. of course, each oven is different, so you’ll have to watch the first batch, so not to burn the cookies. after 13 minutes, take out the pan and let it rest and cool down a bit (5-7 minutes). sprinkle some powdered sugar on top and transfer to a cookie dish.
these are the same kind of cookies- only without cocoa and without the ground flax seeds. instead, add 3 more TS of flour.
bon appetit !