The very thought of baking cookies makes ma kids happier than anything else. I think most of the kids are the same. This one is so simple and no chance of going wrong anywhere. Any amateurs like me can try this.
Recipe Courtesy: Essentials of Baking
Butter 4 oz (115g), at room temperature
Sugar 7 oz (200g)
egg yolks 2
Fresh Orange juice 1 tbsp
Grated rind of 1 large orange
Plain Flour 7 oz (200g)
Cornflour 1 tbsp
Salt 1/2 tsp
Baking powder 1 tsp
With an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
1.Add the yolks, orange juice and rind, and continue beating to blend. Set aside.
2.In another bowl, sift together the flour, cornflour, salt and baking powder. Add to the butter mixture and stir until it forms a dough.
3.Wrap the dough in greaseproof paper and refrigerate for 2 hours.
4.Preheat the oven to 375F/190C/Gas 5. Grease 2 baking sheets.
5.Roll spoonfuls of the dough into balls and place 1-2 in (2.5-5cm)apart on the prepared sheets.
6.Press down with a fork to flatten.
7.Bake until golden brown, 8-10 minutes. With a metal palette knife transfer to a rack to cool.