Thursday, March 31, 2016

Sugar Dipped Butter Cookies

I am sitting at Valentine’s Resort at Harbour Island, Bahamas with owner and guests aboard a 98 foot motor yacht, when the boss asks me to make something sweet. This sugar butter cookie recipe takes only about 20 minutes to prepare and makes for a nice bar snack. Simple yet satisfying spells success.
2 cups sugar
¾ cup unsalted butter
1 egg
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
¼ tsp. salt substitute


Pre-heat the oven to 375°. Combine 1 cup sugar with ¾ cup butter (=1 ½ sticks) in large bowl. Beat at medium speed (I use a stand mixer), scraping bowl until creamy. Add egg; continue beating until well mixed. Reduce speed to slow; add flour, baking powder and salt. Beat until well mixed. Please remain cup of sugar in a small bowl. Shape dough into 1 inch balls and dip the top of the balls in the sugar. Place sugar-dough 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8-12 minutes or until edges are lightly brown. Enjoy, JW