These cookies are portion baking adventure, element craft venture, and portion delightful. Oh yes, a tasty craft—we’ve finally done it. I call these fossil cookies simply because you can use any variety of shell to press into the dough to leave an impression. Or you can just bake the cookies without the impressions. This is my go-to buttercookierecipe. If you’ve never had a butter cookie, it tastes really similar to shortbread. And you’ll never ever guess what the primary ingredient is.
Oh, you guessed butter? Clever you.Fossil Cookies, helps make 3 dozen.
3 cups flour
1/four teaspoon salt
2 cups (4 sticks) softened butter
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar (also known as confectioner’s sugar)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
First, creamtogether the butter and powdered sugar. In my opinion, the very best way to cream together butter and sugar by hand is to, effectively, use your hands. The ol’ butter fingers.
Next, stir in the egg and vanilla extract. I used clear vanilla extract just to keep my cookies seeking as white as attainable, but any vanilla extract will yield the same (tasting) end result.
Now stir in the flour and salt right up until a soft dough ball varieties. Flip out onto a lightly floured surface and roll right up until the dough is about one/4 inch (or somewhat much less) thick. Lower out the cookies. I utilised a pizza cutter and did squares. You could use circular cookie cutters if you choose. Press the shell into the dough, leaving an indention.
Bake at 350°F for 15-18 minutes. Soon after the 1st 10 minutes, take away the cookies and re-press the shell into the nonetheless soft dough. Return to oven to finish baking. Great on a baking rack prior to serving.I purchased my shells from a craft retailer. No matter where you get yours from, be confident to wash them prior to use. Often they can nevertheless have small grains of sand or other debris, and you do not want that in your cookie batter. Appreciate! xo. Emma
Credits // Writer: Emma Chapman, Photography: Sarah Rhodes. Pictures edited with Margot of the Folk Assortment.