Sunday, November 23, 2014

Galletas de Mantequilla

I made Galletas de Mantequilla today.

Ring-shaped butter cookies like these are a popular holiday treat in Mexico. Typically, they are decorated with chocolate jimmies; however, red, white, and green nonpareils transform them into festive Christmas wreaths.

Here is the recipe I used:

Galletas de Mantequilla

1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 egg yolks
1 egg white, lightly beaten
chocolate jimmies
red, white, and green nonpareils

In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.

In a large bowl, mix together the butter, sugar, and vanilla until fluffy.  Add the yolks one at a time, mixing well after each addition.  Mix in the dry ingredients.

Chill the dough for 1 hour.

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.

Shape the dough into 1-inch balls.  Transfer the balls of dough to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  Flatten each ball of dough with the bottom of a drinking glass.  Using the end of a wooden spoon handle, poke a hole in the center of each.  Brush the top of each cookie with egg white, and sprinkle with chocolate jimmies or with red, white, and green nonpareils.

Bake for 15-20 minutes.  Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool.

Yield:  2 1/2 dozen

You can find the original version of this recipe here.

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  1. They look delicious - and very cute with the sprinkles.

  2. They look fab! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays please do link back or add my badge if you can. Thanks