Sometimes you just have to eat cookies. And I don’t mean just one cookie, I mean at least three cookies. You know, like when you were a kid and you just stuffed one cookie after another in your mouth, without even one second of worry about calories or health. Your only thought around eating them was: Yummy. These are good!
A few nights ago I came across these cookies from Cooking Classy that looked like they’d melt in your mouth. After checking out the recipe, I headed straight to the kitchen to whip up a batch. They were so good that I had to revert to childhood habits and eat more than one without a worry in the world. And all that came to mind was: Yummy. These are good.
I’m not going to lie and say I felt totally wonderful the next morning, but I’m telling the truth when I say I’m glad I did it. And I’m sure I’ll do it again sooner, rather than later, because sometimes you just have to eat cookies!
Recipe adapted from Cooking Classy.
- 1 cup salted butter, diced into cubes
- 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp cornstarch
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup packed light-brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 large egg yolk
- 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Sugar Coating
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- Heat butter in a saucepan over medium heat until browned. It will take take about five minutes; just make sure you stir occassionally and avoid burning.
- Pour butter, including the brown bits, into bowl. Let cool.
- Heat oven to 350 degrees.
- In mixing bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside. Add cooled butter, ½ cup granulated sugar and light-brown sugar to Kitchen Aid (or similar) with paddle attachment and mix for a few seconds.
- Add egg, egg yolk and vanilla and mix until combined. Slowly add in flour mixture and continue to mix.
- In shallow dish, mix together cinnamon and ¼ cup sugar; set aside.
- Roll about a teaspoonful of dough into balls, then roll in cinnamon and sugar mixture. Place
- onto parchment-lined baking sheet (about 2 inches apart).
- With bottom of a flat glass, gently flatten each ball to about ½ inch. Bake for about 8 minutes.
- Makes about 2 dozen cookies.