I was running a bit late and I really wanted to bring something besides the cutest stuffed animal and the cutest little baby outfit I could find. This cookie recipe is just perfect; everything can be done within 30 minutes.
For about 15-20 cookies depending on how big you make them you’ll need:
- 40 grams of powdered sugar
- 100 grams of room temperature butter
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 bag of vanilla sugar
- 125 grams of flour
- 1 teaspoon of lemon zest
- A pinch of salt
Then the flour…
And because I didn’t plan it well my butter came straight out of the fridge. I didn’t had time to wait till it soften so I popped the bowl in the microwave for just a couple of seconds…just enough to soften it.
I started with mixing the sugar with the butter till it was nice and creamy. Then the egg yolks went in one by one. Now it’s time to preheat the oven on 180C degrees.
When the eggs were incorporated I added the flour, the vanilla sugar, the salt and the lemon zest and mixed it till I’ve got a smooth dough. It will still be a bit wet, but that’s ok because this is not a roll out cookie. This cookie needs to be piped.
My piping skills needs some practice, but it still looked pretty good for an amateur.
The cookies only need 12-15 minutes in the oven and then you’ll have these delicious treats. When they were done I put them on a rack to cool for a bit.
Unfortunately I didn’t had a nice box to put them in so I sacrificed one of my little plates.
Now this looks like a great treat for a new mom and dad! A little bit of plastic wrap and a nice ribbon makes a world of difference.