One of the things my kids could always count on when they come from school, is finding homemade sugar cookies in the big blue cookie jar in my old kitchen hutch.
Note: For these cookies you will need the Customizable Cookie Stamp to create your own messages.
Makes: about 15 cookies
- 1/2 cup (8 Tbsp.) unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/3 cup vanilla sugar
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 Tbsp. honey
Preheat an oven to 375°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the butter on medium speed until creamy. Add about half of the flour mixture, and and beat until blended. Add the vanilla sugar, egg yolk, honey and beat until smooth. Beat in the remaining flour. Chill the dough for about 15 minutes.
Shape the dough into 1-1 1/2 inch balls. Place them 2 inches apart on baking sheets. You will have 6-8 cookies per sheet. Using a floured cookie stamp or flatten balls to 1/4 inch thickness. Trim uneven edges with a round cookie cutter.
Bake the cookies until the edges are light brown, about 8 minutes. Transfer the baking sheets to wire racks and let the cookies cool briefly on the sheets, then transfer the cookies to the racks and let cool completely.
inspired by recipe from my dear friend