(n.) a person who strolls the city in order to experience it.
Hello, sweet friends...
I hope you are doing great…
Recently I invited a a few friends over for an afternoon tea…
I thought it would be fun to have a Parisian theme…
So if you find yourself…
Dreaming of Paris...
set the table…invite a few friends…and voila!
- 1 Cup unsalted butter
- 1 Cup granulated white sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- PREHEAT oven to 350° F.
- In the bowl of your mixer, CREAM butter and sugar until smooth, at least 3 minutes
- BEAT in extracts and egg.
- In a separate bowl, COMBINE baking powder and salt with flour and add a little at a time to the wet ingredients.
- IMPORTANT NOTE: If the dough looks crumbly keep mixing for 30 seconds to 1 minute longer. The dough should be pulling away from the sides of the mixer.
- If the dough still looks too dry or stiff for your mixer, turn out the dough onto a countertop surface, flour surface as needed. Wet your hands and finish off kneading the dough by hand.
- DO NOT CHILL THE DOUGH. Divide into workable batches (2-3 chunks), roll out onto a floured surface, and cut. You want these cookies to be on the thicker side (closer to 1/4 inch rather than 1/8).
- Bake at 350 for 6-8 minutes. Let cool on the cookie sheet until firm enough to transfer to a cooling rack.
- 1 1-lb. box powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup salted butter (1 stick), at room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (see notes)
- 3-4 tablespoons milk or cream
- Whip butter and vanilla extract (or whichever flavor extract you’re using) on medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy (about 1 minute).
- Add 3 tablespoons milk or cream and powdered sugar then continue mixing on medium speed until well combined and fluffy (about 2-3 minutes).
- Add more milk or cream, 1 teaspoon at a time, until you reach your desired consistency.