One woman's foray into cooking for herself, for her family, and for her friends. It's not always picture-perfect, sometimes a little messy, but it's always delicious. Join me in exploring new recipes, savoring the "résultats" and learning from the "erreurs".
This recipe came from a wonderful friend of my family who passed away several years ago. She was a sweet Italian woman, always kind, with an amazingly warm personality. She gave my mother this recipe when I was a little girl, and they were my favorite cookie for a long time. Mom would change them up a little sometimes, by placing half of a maraschino cherry or chocolate chips on the top of each cookie before going into the oven. I'm very sentimental about these little cookies... My thanks to Kay and to my mom for knowing a great but simple cookie when she sees it!!
1 cup flour
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 375 F.
Mix all ingredients. Place walnut-sized ball of dough on parchment- or silicone mat-lined baking sheet. Flatten in criss-cross pattern with floured fork. Bake for 15 - 18 minutes. (Mine browned a little too much this time.)
When completely cooled, lightly sprinkle with confectioners's sugar before serving.