Friday, April 13, 2012

Vanilla-Butter Cookies

These cookies are so yummy...they're perfectly sweet, light, and have a touch of almond flavoring in them. They're a great choice for someone who's not a chocolate-lover!

yield: 3 dozen cookies
Original recipe credit: Cooking Light

2/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter, softened
1 Tbsp light-colored corn syrup
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp almond extract
1 egg
1 cup white flour
1 cup whole-wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

1. Preheat oven to 375°.
2. Combine sugar and butter in a large bowl and beat with a mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add corn syrup, vanilla and almond extracts, and egg; beat well. In a small bowl, combine flours, baking powder, and salt, stirring with a whisk. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture; beat at low speed until well blended.
3. Drop dough by tablespoon-fulls 2 inches apart on baking sheets. Flatten the cookies with a fork in a criss-cross pattern. Bake at 375° for 8 minutes or until cookies are golden brown. Remove cookies from pan and cool completely.