You may have noticed that A Spoonful of Sugar has been fairly quiet over the past few weeks. We had a couple of weeks off to relax – including a much anticipated family holiday to Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. We have also had school and university holidays over recent weeks and it was lovely to spend time with the teens. I am now on extended long service leave from the day job. There are lots of plans afoot for sewing and crafty projects; baking and healthy meals; and home organisation projects. Stay tuned!
1 3/4 cup plain (all purpose) flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
- Preheat oven to 175 degrees C (350 F).
- Whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Mix butter and sugar in the mix-master on medium high speed until pale and fluffy. Add egg, vanilla extract and paste, Mix until smooth. Reduce speed to low and gradually mix in flour.
- Using a 1 inch ice cream scoop, drop dough onto baking sheets lined with baking paper. Bake until golden and just set, approx 8 – 10 minutes. Cool on wire racks.
Makes: Approx 30 cookies.