Danish Salted Butter Cookies
Author: April | Food n' Focus
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Rodelle Vanilla Paste
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more
  • 1 cup white sanding sugar
Instructions
  1. Combine butter and granulated sugar in a large bowl; add in vanilla paste. Using an electric mixer on high speed, beat until very light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Beat in 1 egg. Reduce speed to low; gradually mix in 2 cups flour. Form dough into a ¾"-thick disk. Wrap in plastic and chill until firm, about 2 hours or overnight.
  2. Place racks in upper and lower thirds of oven and preheat to 350°. Let disk of dough sit at room temperature until slightly softened, about 5 minutes. Roll out on a lightly floured sheet of parchment paper, shifting often on sheet and dusting with more flour as needed to keep from sticking, until about ¼" thick.
  3. Punch out rounds with large cutter; punch out centers with smaller cutter. Transfer to parchment-lined baking sheets, spacing 1½" apart. Pat scraps into a ¾"-thick disk. Chill 15 minutes.
  4. Beat remaining egg in a small bowl with 1 tsp. water; brush cookies with egg wash; sprinkle with sanding sugar. Freeze 10 minutes. Bake, rotating baking sheets halfway through, until edges are golden brown, 10–15 minutes. Transfer to wire racks; let cool. Repeat with scraps and remaining egg wash and sanding sugar.
Recipe by Food n' Focus - Food, Travel, Photography at http://www.foodnfocus.com/desserts/danish-salted-butter-cookies-giveaway