This recipe makes about 20 cookies, with half of them being “test subjects” and Santa eating the rest. This recipe and all my recipes are made without a stand mixer or machine because I don’t have them.
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened to room temperature
- 1/4 cup of brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp lime juice
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 of cups all-purpose flour
- 3/8 tsp of baking powder
- 1/8 tsp of nutmeg
- 3/8 tsp of salt
- 1 tbsp of sake
- In a large bowl, combine the sugar and butter until creamy. (I often melt my butter down first and let it cool down to room temperature.)
- Add in the rest of the wet ingredients: egg, vanilla extract, and lime juice and mix until blended fully.
- Mix dry ingredients with a whisk in a smaller bowl, then add them gradually to mixture in the larger bowl.
- Scrape your dough out onto a plastic wrap and mold it into a disk shape.
- Place dough in the fridge for 2 1/2 hours and let it rise.
- Remove the dough from the fridge and preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Wait 20 minutes for your dough to warm up to room temperature.
- On a lightly floured surface, place the dough and roll it out until it has a thickness of 1/4 inch. If you want crispier cookies, roll the dough thinner.
- Use your favorite cookie cutter to create different shapes to impress good Ole Saint Nick and transfer to a baking sheet.
- If you have extra dough, roll it back into a ball and flatten it once more.
- Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes or until the edges become golden brown.
- Remove from the oven and let cool.
- You can decorate with frosting or sprinkles. Enjoy Your hard work.
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