Sunday, October 7, 2007

Butter Me Up!!

These cookies remind me of something Paula Dean would make (1 1/2 cups of butter!!!) Yowza! Also, these cookies use few ingredients (NO eggs needed!) and are a snap to whip up! The finished product is light and butter and slightly sweet. The texture of these cookies is not cake-like but somewhat "flakey". They definately melt in your mouth! I think the mini-chips are perfect in this recipe (or omit all together). Regular size chips would overpower this little gem and I am not sure the cookie has the sturdiness to handle full size chocolate chips without crumbling. Plus, the minis are soooo cute!

These would be so cute on a Christmas goodie platter sprinkled with powdered sugar or green/red granualted sugar!

Mini Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies
1 1/2 cups butter, softened
3/4 cup powdered sugar (sifted, after measuring)
1 TBS vanilla
3 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups Mini chocolate chips (I used Semi-sweet, but Milk-chocolate would be good also)
1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts (I did not use)
Powdered Sugar or Sugar for garnish

Preheat oven to 375.

In a mixing bowl, beat the butter until smooth. Add sugar and vanilla and beat until creamy. Mix in the flour and salt until combined. Gently fold in the chocolate chips and nuts by hand just until combined.Form dough into balls using medium scoop and place on parchement lined baking sheets.

(At this point I chilled and then transferred to tupperware containers to freeze once the balls had set. ) *I would recommend chilling balls for a few minutes before baking to prevent overspreading.

Bake on parchment lined baking sheets for 9-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Sift powdered sugar over cookies directly out of oven or sprinkle with colored sugar. Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely. Before serving, sprinkle with additional sugars if desired.

4 comments:

Michelle said...

I have made these the last few Christmases - they are perfect for cookie trays! :)

MrsPresley said...

yum! with all that butter, how could you go wrong? ;)

Carrie said...

Man your cookies are always excellent, now I need to find a reason to make 3 batches of cookies :-)

~Amber~ said...

How cute! I must try these.