A cookie is a small, flat and sweet baked or cooked meal. It usually contains flour, sugar, and oil or fat of some kind. Other ingredients like raisins, oats, chocolate chips, nuts, etc. may be included. Except for the United States and Canada, crisp cookies are called biscuits in most English – speaking countries. Chewier biscuits are sometimes referred to as cookies even in the UK. Some cookies, such as date squares or bars, may also be named by their shape.
Cookies or biscuits can be produced massively in factories, made in small or homemade bakeries. Different form of biscuits or cookies include sandwich biscuits, such as custard creams, Jammie Dodgers, Bourbons and Oreos, which are filled with marshmallow or jam and sometimes dipped in chocolate or other sweet coating.
Beverages such as milk, coffee or tea often serve cookies. In grocery stores, convenience stores and selling machines, factory – made cookies are sold. Fresh – baked cookies are sold or made at home in bakeries and coffee shops.Cookies are most commonly baked until they remain soft, crisp or just long enough, but some cookies are not baked at all.
Cookies are produced in a wide range of styles, using a variety of ingredients including sugars, spices, chocolate, butter, peanut butter, nuts, or dried fruit. The cookie’s softness may depend on how long it has been baked.
I like to think of Christmas and New Year’s holidays as not only the season of carols, lights, sweets and Santa but also as the season of cookies. I love this season and all the delicious treats that come with it
And we present you with a must-have cookie recipe.
Have you tried a Peppermint Meltaway Cookies??? Probably not. Well, You should definitely try it. They are so easy to make, and as the title says – these Peppermint Meltaway Cookies literally melt in our mouth. These are a delicious treats is an understatement.
There’s always a lot of desserts sitting around, especially as we’re close to the holidays. These, however, are the time to indulge in a little self – control, goodbye. You’ll right away understand why these “meltaway” cookies are labeled after a little taste. In your mouth, they literally melt. Their texture is dreamlike and there’s not really any other cookie like it.
They also have the most delicious flavor of butter, pepperminty. And as if those things weren’t enough, they’re finished off with a sweet, luscious frosting peppermint and tiny bits of crushed peppermint. It is a cookie you’re going to dream of.
They are a cookie that everybody asks again and again. I may have to stop making them because they’re too good to resist for a while.
- 1 1/4 cups (178 grams) all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup (68 grams) cornstarch
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup (226 grams) unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup (68 grams) powdered sugar
- 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
- 2 Tbsp (28 grams) salted butter, softened
- 2 Tbsp half and half
- 1/4 tsp peppermint extract
- 1 1/2 cups (200 grams) powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup (42 grams) finely crushed peppermint bits or candy canes
- Into a mixing bowl whisk together flour, cornstarch and salt, set aside.
- Into the bowl of an electric stand mixer cream fitted with the paddle attachment cream together butter and powdered sugar until combined.
- Mix in peppermint extract then with mixer set on low speed slowly add in flour mixture and mix just until combined.
- Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill until nearly firm, about 1 hour, while preheating oven to 350 degrees F /177 degrees C during last 15 min of chilling.
- Dessertspoon dough out 1 even tablespoon at a time, create into a ball then transfer to an ungreased 18 by 13-inch baking sheet, spacing cookies 2-inches apart (keep dough that’s wont be baking chilled).
- Bake in preheated oven until cookies are set and bottoms have lightly golden brown, about 10 – 13 min. Let cold on baking sheet several minutes then move to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Into the bowl of an electric stand mixer cream together butter, half and half, peppermint extract and powdered sugar until light and fluffy*.
- Working with one cookie at a time spread frosting over cookie and immediately after frosting each cookie add crushed peppermint bits before frosting starts to set, repeat process with all cookies.
- Supply cookies an in airtight container at room temperature.