I haven’t shared a cookie recipe in awhile. We love cookies around here. (Like I really need to say that…is there anyone who doesn’t love cookies? BTW, we also love sunshine and puppies).
These cookies were a big hit when I started making them for study groups that we hosted. And they’re really easy..a slightly different method than most cookies, but easy!
The dough for these cookies mixes up just like any other cookie dough. Cream your butter and sugars, add eggs and vanilla. Then mix in your dry ingredients. At this stage, the dough reminds me a little of my brown sugar cookies.
But instead of scooping your cookies and baking, you pack the dough into a loaf pan. Make sure to line the pan with plastic wrap (yes, mine is red…I don’t use it a ton and like to get the “holiday” colors at Christmas and a couple of rolls lasts me most of the year).
Fold the pieces of plastic wrap over the top and press the dough firmly into the pan. Then, refrigerate for about an hour. The plastic wrap makes it easy to get the dough out of the pan.
Next, you slice your dough loaf into 1/2 inch slices. (Let’s be honest, I am not Martha Stewart and I’m not using a ruler here).
Lay each slice down and cut it into three sticks. (Sadly, I didn’t get any pictures of this step, but I remembered and took one in the oven). Place the sticks on your baking sheets (I use baking stones), being sure to leave space between them. They spread.
Bake the cookies until they are cracked on the tops and slightly browned..about 12 minutes. Then remove to racks to cool.
The Icing on the Cookie
The icing is just a simple powdered sugar icing. My tips for that:
- Add the milk slowly. It’s a whole lot easier to add another drop of milk than another cup of powdered sugar to get the right conisistency.
- Add the tiniest pinch of salt.
- A splash of vanilla fills out the flavor a lot.
Like I said, these cookies are a big hit with my cookie-loving family. When my kids saw me making these, I got a “Oh good, these!” and a “You haven’t made these in a long time..yum!”
What’s a cookie recipe you don’t pull out enough?