I love my Gooseberry Patch cookbooks, and today I'm
going to show you how to make Twist Cookies
from their Sweet & Simple cookbook!
Over the weekend I was flipping through my cookbook (I
read cookbooks like other people read novels LOL!) and
as soon as I read the recipe for Twist Cookies, I wanted
to make them!
Aren't they pretty?! I decorated my cookies with sprinkles,
but colored sugar would also be pretty! They really are not
difficult to make!
First, I used my small cookie scoop to measure out the balls,
then rolled them in my hand until smooth. Then I rolled each
ball into an 8 inch rope. I used my measuring tape for the
first cookie, but after that I just eyeballed the length. (Don't
do what I did and use flour for rolling out the dough because
the cookies won't stick together for the twist.)
The recipe didn't mention chilling the dough first, but I
found it much easier to work with after chilling. I
suggest at least 30 minutes.
Next, fold the cookie rope in half....
...and twist 2 to 3 times.
Place cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet,
brush with beaten eggs and decorate with sprinkles
or sparkling sugar!
The recipe says to bake for 15-20 minutes - mine took 20.
Everyone's oven is different - just bake until lightly browned.
Let cool and enjoy with a cup of tea (or coffee!)
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
6 eggs, divided
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 tsp baking powder
4-5 cups AP Flour
Cream butter until fluffy, about 5 minutes;
gradually add sugar, blending another 5 minutes.
Add 4 eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each
addition; blend in vanilla and baking powder.
Gradually mix in flour until a stiff dough forms;
roll dough into walnut sized balls. Roll each ball
into an 8-inch rope; fold in half and twist 2 to 3
times. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet;
set aside. Beat remaining eggs; brush onto each
twist. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
Makes about 5 dozen.
I hope this tutorial helps you to make these lovely cookies!
They would be pretty for a tea, brunch or girl's birthday