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Bake, take photos and store.

I spent the last few days trying to work on myself rather than on the blog, on photos, on the dissertation, on jobs etcetera. I have been working on my self-confidence, which has been lacking more and more lately (and with lately I ean a couple of years). Sometimes it works for a few hours, I feel better and relieved, but then it all comes back with the interest.

We baked these cookies to bring to a dinner we went to on Saturday. They are based on a recipe found in my favorite cookbook I mentioned in the last post. Very easy to make, simple to “personalize” and delicious.

Crumbly Cookies – Basic Cookie Dough

  • 200 g softened butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 90 g sugar
  • 270-300 g flour
  • 1 egg (optional)
  • Mix the softened butter with the vanilla extract and the sugar until smooth
  • Add flour (just mix, never knead)
  • Put the dough in a plastic bag and refrigerate for one hour
  • Preheat the oven at 175 °C
  • Take the dough out of the fridge, place parchment paper on a baking pan, and make little balls of dough
  • place the balls on the parchment paper and press with a fork (to avoid sticking use a little flour on the fork)
  • Beat the egg and brush the surface of the cookies with it
  • Personalize: we added cinnamon and sugar on some, cocoa on others and some almonds on others
  • Bake for about 10 minutes, or until they’re golden-brown