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3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
1 cold Half Stick (1/4 cup) Land O Lakes® Butter
1 large Land O Lakes® Egg (yolk only)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Sanding sugar, if desired
Heat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in small bowl; set aside.
Place sugar and cold butter into bowl of heavy-duty stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment. Beat at medium speed until well combined. Add egg yolk and vanilla; beat until well mixed. Add flour mixture, beating at low speed until just combined.
Roll out dough on lightly floured surface to 8-inch square. Using fluted pastry cutter or a pizza cutter, trim uneven edges. Cut dough into 2-inch squares.
Place 1 inch apart on prepared cookie sheets. Sprinkle with sanding sugar, if desired.
Bake 8-10 minutes or until just beginning to brown around edges. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack; cool completely.
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I followed directions perfectly and there was overwhelmingly way too much flour. I couldn't make a dough out of the given recipe. Maybe a more experienced baker could've done something about how dry and flakey the "dough" was, but I could not.
Hi Brittany, I’m sorry for your frustration with this recipe. When measuring flour, be sure to first stir it in the bag or canister with a large spoon to lighten it. Then lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup and level with a spatula or knife. Be careful not to tap or shake the measuring cup when measuring. Mix the dough just long enough to combine the dry ingredients; over-mixing will toughen the dough.
Possibly cut the recommended flour in half or just use a 1/4 cup and add as needed.