Vanilla Short Bread Cookies
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Serves: 20
  • 2¼ cup of all purpose white or whole white wheat flour
  • ½cup of sugar(any alternative works)
  • 1 cup of fairly cold unsalted butter(cut into little chunks)
  • 1tsp of salt
  • ½ tsp of vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp of dry chili pepper(optional)
  • ⅛ tsp of nutmeg
  1. Preheat oven to275-300degrees
  2. In a bowl and using a spoon or spatula mix the butter, sugar, pepper and vanilla until it is thoroughly mixed. Work in the flour, using both hands and finger tips. Once the mix becomes buttery crumbs and can be molded, transfer it onto a work top and begin to mold into a rectangular or circle shape. Once you achieve the shape, put a cling film over the dough and gently roll the dough out using a rolling pin; making sure you close all crevices. Once the dough is about 1inch thick, cut out any shape of cookie you want. Place some wax or parchment paper on a nonstick cookie sheet and place the cut out cookie onto the pan. Using a fork, make equal amounts of holes in each cookie and sprinkle a little bit of sugar onto each cookie. Bake for about 25-30 minutes or until cookie is cooked through.
Roll out any left over dough and cut out some more cookies, or you may place the dough in the refrigerator to be used at another time
Recipe by Nigerian Lazy Chef at