This week's TWD recipe, chosen by Ulrike of Küchenlatein, is a classic: blissfully simple and delicious. It's a really good thing I got most of these out of the apartment, because I was a fiend for both the cookies and the cookie dough! Although the recipe is very simple, I know a lot of the TWD'ers are probably going to go all-out for the holidays, so I attempted to follow suit!
The ingredient list was just butter, sugar, eggs, flour, baking soda, salt and vanilla. As Dorie said, the dough ended up being very soft before its two-hour chill. (Seriously, I'm getting sick of all of this waiting! :-p)
After it firmed up in the fridge, I rolled it out and cut it with some cute and tiny holiday cutters my sister-in-law gave me (the same one who will only eat canned cranberry sauce... ;) I think this absolves her).
I also used some larger cutters to get a few big cookies, because sometimes I just have to throw portion control out the window. :-p
For decoration, I dug some red, green and silver colored sugar out of the depths of the cupboard to sprinkle on top.
The cookies spread out in the oven more than I expected, but luckily, they were still cute :)
They were so delicious! After they cooled, they had a crispy outside with a slightly chewy interior. I like chewy cookies, so I actually liked them better on the second day, when the whole cookie got a bit chewier. Many thanks to Ulrike for choosing this simple and versatile recipe! Now go check out all of the lovely cookies on the other TWD blogs :)