Embossed Cookies

Embossed Cookies

From the Thermador and Tastespotting Ultimate Recipe Contest
Submitted by: Sandra Mangas Hernandez                                      

This recipe was inspired by Sandra's grandmother. She uses her crochets to create the cookie embellishments. 

Preparation time: 20 min 
Cooking time: 15 min 
Yields: 24 cookies   

400 g flour
125 g sugar
200 g butter, cold and diced
1 egg
1 pinch of salt

In a medium mixing-bowl, mix together all ingredientes to form a ball.
Divide the dough in two or three, and gather each portion into a slightly flattened ball.
Working with one ball of dough at a time, roll it out between two baking papers to a thickness of maximum 0,3 cm.
Place an embossing mat (or crochet mat) on top of the dough, and using rolling pin, lightly roll over mat to imprint dough. Carefully remove mat.

Freeze dough for 30 minutes, or place on the refrigerator for a couple of hours.
Use a round cookie cutter to cut out cookies, and transfer them on a prepared baking sheet. Freeze for another 15 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350ºF and slip cookies into the oven to bake for 10 minutes, until just slightly golden at the edges. Transfer on a rack to cool completely, and keep in a tin box in a dry place.       

Thermador Recipe - Embossed Cookies