Homemade baked goods always taste better than packaged ones. This simple cookie recipe is unique, yet tasty to take to your children's class or to the church bake sale. The simplicity of this recipe makes it ideal to bake as family project. Whether a family activity or an original cookie for a potluck, you will be sure to celebrate this tasty treat.
Ingredients For This Simple Cookie Recipe:
- 1 teaspoon of fresh, grated ginger
- 1 large egg yolk
- 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
- 2 sticks of unsalted butter, cut into pieces and still cold
- 2 cups of all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup of light brown sugar, lightly packed
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1/3 cup of granulated sugar
- ¼ teaspoon of kosher salt
- ¾ cup of apricot jam or preserves
Preparing The Simple Cookie Recipe:
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Coat an 8 inch square baking dish with one tablespoon of the butter. Place the sugars, baking soda, salt and flour into a food processor. Use the pulse setting to cut the butter into the dry ingredients. Add the remaining butter and pulse until crumbly. Add the vanilla and egg yolk, pulsing again until the mixture can be shaped, but is still crumbly.
Place half a cup of the dough in a small bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate. Press the remaining dough into the prepared buttered dish. Spread the dough evenly to about ¼ inch thick. In a small bowl combine the ginger and the jam and spread it over the dough. Crumble the refrigerated dough over the top of the jam mixture. Bake for 35 minutes or until golden. Cool on a rack for about 20 minutes or until cool enough to cut into 2” squares and enjoy.
This simple cookie recipe is great for after school snacks, a family reunion dessert, or any other event where you want to bring something unique. Enjoy these with coffee in the morning or with a tall glass of chilled milk after dinner. Store them in an airtight container to keep fresh.
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