Hi all, do you have a recipe for the american style cookies? eg. like Miss Millies? I have a gorgeous triple chocolate one from MN yonks ago, but I need a plain one that I can stick smarties in. I've tried altering my choc recipe but they just come out pants.
well the basic Creamed Dough method is
Soften the butter in the microwave - I hear it is pretty chilly in the UK at the moment - and add the sugar. Using electric beaters cream together until pale and fluggy - 2 minutes of beating.
And the egg and vanilla and beat til combined.
Stir in the flour and flavourings and some milk if you need it - the mixture should hold together if you press a blob of it between your fingers.
Tip it out on to a sheet of clingfilm, form it into a cylinder, wrap it up in the clingfilm and roll like playdough until it's the right diameter for cookies them put it in the fridge for 2 hours or the freezer for 20 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 180, take the cookie dough and unwrap it and slice it in to rounds. Place on baking paper on a tray and you may need to flatten them slightly. Make sure they aren't touching one another.
Put in the oven and after 5 minutes turn down to 160. Bake for 10 minutes and then you need to be in tune with your oven (they are all different) and take them out when they just start to brown on the edges and the surface is cracking slightly.
Leave to cool on the tray for 5 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack.
You don't have to use all the dough at once, you can take what you need and return it to the freezer, although you will need to leave frozen dough at room temperature for 10 miutes before you slice it.
NB. I don't know about this method for Katzg's recipe as I have never tried it that way