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Vanilla and Chocolate Butter Cookies (Petit Fours) Sandwich Cookies

Wednesday 28/June/2017 - 10:58 AM
Sada El Balad

Ingredients
1 cup soft butter
34 cup icing sugar
14 teaspoon of vanilla
3 eggs
2 12 cup of flour
12teaspoon of baking powder
1 teaspoon of cocoa powder for color (optional... I prefer not to use it just because the cookie is great without it too!)

Directions
Preheat oven at 325 degree Fahrenheit.

With an electric mixture، mix the butter until it changes its color from yellow to almost white. Then add the icing sugar، egg and the vanilla. Mix this very well until creamy.

Mix the flour، baking powder together then add it slowly to the butter mixture. This mixture should turn into a ball.

Place this dough into a bowl and let rest in the refrigerator.

Cut the dough into 2 pieces. Knead one part of the dough with the cocoa powder and leave the other part without.(if you're using cocoa powder)

You may place both the cocoa dough and the original dough on top of each other and make cut outs with a cookie cutter or you may leave each part alone and use the cookie cutter to form the wanted shapes.

You then bake them at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes.

Let cool and ENJOY!!!

-Creating Sandwich Cookies-

Using just the tip of a butter knife، scoop a bit of apricot jelly from the jar and smear a small amount on one of the cookies.

At this point، you should know if you want to make vanilla and chocolate cookies or if you want all vanilla and all chocolate. Pick the appropriate cookie for the opposite side and very gently smoosh the two cookies together. Set the sandwich aside and repeat this process for all the cookies. If when you assemble the cookies، the apricot jelly starts to ooze out the sides، then you’ve put too much on.

After assembling the cookies، you can now decide if and how you want to decorate them. In a small bowl، place a teaspoon of apricot jelly and add in one or two teaspoons of water (you may need more water). Mix well until the apricot jelly has essentially dissolved in the water. You’ll use this mixture to stick on your decorations.

A typical decoration is chocolate sprinkles. Simply pour out some chocolate sprinkles into a small bowl، dip one half of a sandwich cookie into the apricot syrup mixture you made with water، and then dip the cookie into the sprinkles. If you’re feeling especially adventurous، melt some chocolate in a double boiler and dip one half of the cookies into the chocolate before refrigerating.

Repeat this process with the rest of the cookies. Once done، refrigerate the cookies for a couple of hours so that they set.

If you want to get really festive، try making these cookies with different shapes and garnishing them with different colors. During Christmas time، I made little Christmas trees! Sugar crystals add a little more sweetness to the cookies and are easier to stick on، so go with what works for you!

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