Baking is not something that comes natural to me. After a lot of trials and experiments, I now comfortably bake a few cookies, muffins and some basic cakes.
Of the few items that I bake – cupcakes and cookies are something which most of us at home love and it gets gobbled up sooner compared to cakes.
My son does not have a sweet tooth except for chocolates. So even the muffins/cookies I bake has lesser amount of sugar compared to the store bought ones 🙂
Here is my recipe for Butter cookies using Wheat Flour…
Wheat Flour – 2 cups
Sugar – 3/4 cup (Or adjust according to the sweetness required)
Baking powder – 1 tsp
Salt – 1/2 tsp
Unsalted Butter – 8 tbsp
Milk – 1 cup
Preheat the oven to 400º F. Grease/line a cookie tray.
In a bowl, mix the dry ingredients – wheat flour, sugar, baking powder and salt
Now Cube the chilled butter into the dry ingredients and mix well. The flour should have a crumbly texture.
Next, add in the milk and mix well. The mixture will look more like a batter and not like a dough. This yields in crunchy yet soft cookies. If you want a crispier cookie, reduce the milk and make a dough which can be rolled out and shaped into cookies.
Spoon in the cookie batter into the tray leaving enough space between each cookie.
Bake at 400ºF for 15-16 minutes. (Time may vary based on oven temperatures)
The crunchy and soft Butter Cookies are ready to be savoured 🙂