Two Flavors Butter Cookies

Olivia Homecook
by Olivia Homecook
70 Cookies
1 hr

Buttery with a good snap, the base dough for this cookie allows for a variety of flavour combinations.

We decided to pair sweet potato powder with almonds for a mild and earthy cookie, and candied ginger for a sharper flavour profile, which means we used the recipe twice to make two batches.

Some other combinations we were considering to do include a classic chocolate flavour, which would use cocoa powder, matcha, a more Christmas-sy cookie using cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, ginger powders, and a pistachio cookie (any type of nut works in this case).

This cookie dough can be frozen, do take it out half an hour before you want to slice and bake.

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Two Flavors Butter Cookies
Recipe details
  • 70  Cookies
  • Prep time: 30 Minutes Cook time: 30 Minutes Total time: 1 hr
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For the cookie dough
  • 90 grams or 6 tbsp unsalted butter at room temperature
  • ½ cup or 110 grams caster sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1½ cup or 200 grams all-purpose flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
For cookie flavors
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 50 grams chopped candied ginger
  • 50 grams chopped dries orange or mixed peel
  • 3 tbsp dried sweet potato powder
  • 50 grams slivered almonds

Beat the butter and sugar until smooth and creamy, reduce the speed and add the egg, beat for another 30 seconds.
Fold in sifted flour, salt and baking powder and add vanilla. Mix it well.
Split the dough into two, then add the flavoring. The first one is: ground ginger, chopped candied ginger and chopped dried orange. The second: sweet potato powder and slivered almonds. Mix it well.
Roll each dough into round or square shape, wrap with aluminum foil or cling wrap and keep refrigerated for about 2 hours.
Preheat the oven at 350°F or 175°C. Prepare the baking trays lined with baking sheet.
Take the cookie dough out from the fridge and slice to about ⅓ inches or 7mm, then place onto the tray and bake it for about 12-15 minutes
Take out from the oven and let the cookies rest for 5 minutes on the baking sheet before transferring them to a cooling rack.
  • Dawn Dawn on Dec 28, 2021

    Your ingredient list does not have vanilla in it. How much vanilla? Sounds delish. I love butter cookies!