Vanilla Dream Cookies
- 1 ¼ cups sugar
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tsps vanilla
- 2 cups flour
- ¼ tsp baker’s ammonia
- coarse sugar or granulated sugar for coating
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Lightly grease two baking sheets.
Beat together the sugar, butter, salt and vanilla. Add the flour and baker’s ammonia, and beat for up to 5 minutes, until the dough comes together; it’ll seem quite dry at first, but keep beating, eventually it’ll clump up and become cohesive. Break off pieces of dough about the size of a large gumball. Roll them into balls, and then roll them in coarse or granulated sugar. Put them on the prepared baking sheets, and use the bottom of a glass to flatten the balls to about 1/4” thick.
Bake the cookies for 25-30 minutes, until they’re a very light golden brown around the edges. Remove them from the oven, and transfer them to a rack to cool.
Yield: 34 cookies