1 c. butter, softened
2/3 c. sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
1 12 tsp. baking powder
2 1/4 c. flour
These tiny bites of cookie are something of a Swedish shortbread, buttery and crisp. If you're making them at Christmas time, sprinkle with a little colored sugar for a festive touch.
Yield: about 5 doz. small cookies
Preheat oven to 300°F.
In a mixing bowl, beat together butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy.
Into a medium bowl, sift together baking powder and flour. Gradually add to the butter-sugar mixture.
Have faith and keep beating - it may not look like the dough will take up all that flour, but it will come together.
Form the dough into a rectangular log. Cut the log into three pieces.
With the each piece, you'll make 24 cookies. Here's how:
•Cut the first piece in half.
•Take the first half and cut that into 4 pieces.
•Cut each of those 4 pieces into 3 each.
Roll these little pieces of dough into balls, then press gently with your finger. Go ahead and place them fairly close together; these don't spread much.
Repeat the procedure with the remaining dough to form about 5 doz. cookies.
Bake at 300°F for 15-18 min., until just starting to get golden brown on the edges.
Submitted by Gretchen Grant Contributed on: and modified on Thursday December 13th, 2007