Saturday, May 5, 2018

Kentucky Butter Cake Cookies

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Last year I baked a Kentucky Butter Cake and we loved it. I saw Kentucky Butter Cake Cookies on the Cookies and Cups blog via Pinterest and wanted to try the recipe. It tastes just like the cake version. The cookies are moist, tender and melt in your mouth, and the glaze is divine. I ate 2 right after I glazed the cookies while the cookies were still warm. The only things I adapted in the recipe is using unsalted instead of salted butter, and increasing the salt from 1/2 to 1 teaspoon. I urge you to try this recipe. See recipe and directions below. Enjoy the Kentucky Derby and if you are there live, lucky you!

Yield: 2 Dozen Cookies

Kentucky Butter Cake Cookies
Ingredients
1 cup Granulated Sugar

3 cups All Purpose Flour (I use King Arthur)

2 teaspoons Baking Powder

1 teaspoon Coarse Salt

1 cup, 2 sticks Unsalted Butter, softened

2 Large Eggs

1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract

Kentucky Butter Cake Cookies

Kentucky Butter Cake Cookies
Directions
Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.

In the bowl of mixer with paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar on medium speed; about 1-2 minutes.
Kentucky Butter Cake Cookies

Pouring the glaze over the warm cookies
Scrape sides of bowl with spatula.

Add eggs and vanilla extract and mix until incorporated.

Scrape sides of bowl once again.

Turn mixer to low speed and slowly add the flour mixture and mix until dough is formed.

Using an ice cream scoop take dough and roll into balls and space 2 inches apart on baking sheets.

Bake for 9 to 14 minutes. Do not over bake.

My cookies baked in 14 minutes.

Start checking the cookies after 11 minutes since oven temps vary and adjust baking time accordingly. The cookies should be slightly golden.

Pouring the glaze over the warm cookies

Glazed cookies!
Glaze
Ingredients
1/4 cup Unsalted Butter

1/2 cup Granulated Sugar

1 tablespoon Water

1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Powdered Sugar sprinkled over the glaze; look at this yumminess
Directions
Combine all the ingredients in a small sauce pan over low-medium heat.

Stir until the butter has melted and the sugar has dissolved.

Remove from heat and let set to thicken for 5 minutes.

Stir.

Use a tablespoon and pour over each cookie while it is warm.

Sprinkle a dusting of Powdered Sugar if desired.

For the Kentucky Butter Cake Cookies recipe: visit Cookies and Cups:
https://cookiesandcups.com/kentucky-butter-cake-cookies/

Enjoy!

-Sophia/Two Frys

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