February is such a lovely month for me..not only that Valentines Day is round the corner..but its our marriage month too 🙂 I still remember those lovely Feb days 2 years ago..busy in shopping..chatting over phone with sleepless nights..but still feeling fresh in the mornings..altogether it was so tired..lovely and a happy month..We are going to celebrate two years of our happy togetherness this Feb 13th..:)Thanks a lot to my dear daddy aka hubby for encouraging and supporting me in all aspects including professional and personal front..Without him I would not have been able to concentrate on career..without him I would not have been able to balance my interests over career..blogging..photography..writing..and to say every interest of mine..I still remember those deadly tired and late working nights where he extended his helping hands not only in cooking some simple meals but also fed me with lots of love and patience..like a mother…!!
I somehow felt to bake something sweet to celebrate my happiness and since its a valentine month decided to make it LOVEly..and here you go..the sweet and simple valentine vanilla cookies..I totally enjoyed baking these..took a day off and had my own day recollecting all those sweet memories..Marriage is really a delicate flower vase..!!the more you handle with care the more its shininess:)
Lets dig into the recipe for vanilla cookies now..I will explain you the process for basic cookie dough in this post which will be a bse for so many different tasty cookies..You can use the same recipe..
Takes 1 hour, Makes 20-25 cookies
- All Purpose Flour – 1 Cup
- Powdered Sugar – 1/2 Cup
- Vanilla Essence – 2 tbsp
- Egg – 1
- Baking powder – 1 tbsp
- Butter – 90 gms
Line up all your ingredients.Take butter,vanilla and sugar into a mixing bowl.Using and electric beater beat till pale and fluffy which takes 5 to 8 minutes.If using hand it requires at least 15 minutes to mix it properly.Crack an egg into the mixture and start beating again on medium speed for 5 more minutes.
Now all baked into beautiful shapes.Allow them to cool on a wire rack.they turned out so crispy and melting in the mouth.Remember not to keep the temperature more than 150 degrees.
- Once you take out the dough from fridge knead the dough well to make it smooth.Kneading helps the cookies to give them an even and uniform surface.
- Melt some cooking chocolate and mix while kneading the dough to make chocolate cookies.
- Adjust milk if dough looks dry and add flour and powdered sugar if it turns out sticky.
- I made the cookies with salted butter so didn’t add any salt.If using unsalted butter add a pinch of salt too.
- However using of unsalted butter gives a better taste to the cookies.
Hope you have totally enjoyed reading this post.I wish you all a very lovely February month <3!!