Monday, December 9, 2013

The Royal Cookies of Master Indy

Or as the Welsh say: Cwcis Brenhinol Indy Meistr

slave made 61 cookies from this! 

2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour 

¾ teaspoon baking soda
¾ teaspoon baking powder
¾ teaspoon salt
1 cup softened butter
1 ¾ cups white sugar
1 egg
1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 5oz carton of non- fat plain Greek style Yogurt
6 1oz boxes (or equivalent) Craisins (Dried Cranberries)
Sprinkles or colored sugar, (can also just use raw sugar)

Start with ALL the ingredients (as well as mixing bowl and beaters), at room temperature!

NOTE if you have forgotten to take out the butter, DO NOT melt it in the microwave: instead use a hand grater. This works fine with butter, not so good with margarine.
The idea here is to whip air into the butter, the sugar will help hold the air in.

In a good size bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

With a strong mixer, (come to think of it, Master is the strongest mixer slave knows) cream (?) the butter and sugar until smooth. It will be a light ivory color.

Beat in the egg and vanilla until incorporated.
Add the dry ingredients by thirds, stopping the mixer each time and scraping down the sides. 
Add the yogurt by tablespoons to moisten the dough and make it soft, yet not wet.

Then gently fold in the craisins. (also suggested white chocolate bits)

Place the dough in bowl, seal with plastic wrap and refrigerate over night!
(Just as Master is always best OVERNIGHT)
Ok, slave will spare you the rest of the “Master” comments!

Set the oven to 375 degrees F and allow to preheat for at least 20 minutes. (or 325 for 15 minutes if you like to stand and wait for them)

Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Then cut more paper to match.

Using the bowl of a teaspoon (hold it close to the bowl as the dough will be stiff): measure out the dough and roll it into a ball.
Have a small saucer with sprinkles in it ready and dip the ball into that, then place on the parchment paper about 2 inches apart.
With the heal of your hand slightly flatten each cookie.
I found I had to keep my hands rinsed off about every 6 cookies.

I got 12 cookies per pan in 4 rows of 3. I then made up extra sheets with the cookie dough on them so that when one sheet came out of the oven, the next sheet could be slid onto the pan and an assembly line of cookies worked their way through the kitchen.

You can use colored sprinkles or even raw sugar for decoration, but slave chose to splurge and got gold sprinkles! Oh well, don't mind forgoing one latte to give that to Master!

Bake for about 10 minutes or until slightly golden touch on edge.

Let stand for 2 minutes before removing to cool on a rack. Carefully slide the paper with cookies onto the rack to completely cool. This lessens the chance of crumbling them. 

I wish I could tell you how good these tasted but just can't without sounding very boastful! However I can report that all who tasted them were amazed at the grown-up sweetness!
Finally an adult cookie that still satisfies the child within!”

slave could cry with happy!
Also don't be afraid to try using butter flavored Crisco sticks w/ 2 tbs of water instead of butter.

HOWEVER Please note: more and more studies are showing that what is unhealthy is not the pure butter but rather the “altered fats” like soft margarine with poly saturated, exfoliated, etc etc fats. Use of natural substances are encouraged unless there is a proven allergy! Just use some sense and don't eat the whole batch at one time!..Too much of anything....

Please treat Your loved ones with this and allow it to become part of your family tradition every year.

Serving my Master Indy with a gift of a cookie!


To satisfy and restore.
To nourish, support and maintain.
To gratify, spoil,
comfort and please,
to nurture, assist, and sustain
..I cook!

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