This basic cookie dough recipe is my keeper recipe since I started baking cookies regularly for mittu.This cookie dough recipe has no rising agents so its best suitable for kids too.When mittu was around 4 yrs , whenever we plan to go for a movie or for a long hour outing, I bake these cookies and pack it for her to avoid buying snacks for her from outside vendors,.I usually bake it as cutout shortbread cookies just the way she likes it.
Basic Eggless Cookie Dough Recipe
Preparation Time:10 minutes | Cooking Time : 15 mins | Makes:1 small batch Recipe Category: Main | Recipe Cuisine: World
Maida(All Purpose Flour) - 1 cup levelled Butter - 1/2 cup at room temperature Powdered sugar - 1/2 cup Vanilla Essence - 1/2 tsp Salt - 1/8 tsp
Measure and take butter in a mixing bowl,add powdered sugar to it.
Whisk it well,I used my hand whisk, you can use electric mixer too.Whisk it until creamy and fluffy.
Now add vanilla essence and salt.Finally add in the flour.
Mix with a spatula to form a dough.
Now use your hands to roll into a ball,cling wrap it and refrigerate it.
Refrigerate until use.
This dough is eggless and keeps well in fridge for atleast 2-3 weeks.
You can use this cookie dough recipe as the base for many cookie recipes.
I mostly use homemade butter.
I have tried refrigerating only for 3 days but this sure keeps well for more days together.No need to freeze just refrigerate.
It is not icing sugar, it is just granulated sugar powdered which I've used it here.
You can replace vanilla essence with other flavouring of your choice too.
Salt is optional but I prefer adding it as it lifts the sweetness.