Greek Tea Cookies

March 18, 2009

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This is easy to make, if you like it crunchy, bake longer and vice versa 🙂

1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4 cups of flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup finely chopped almonds
1/3 cup powdered sugar to roll cookies in when baked

Directions:
Beat butter, powdered sugar, and the vanilla in a large bowl.
Stir in flour and salt and almonds. Shape dough into 1-inch balls place about 2-inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake at 400° F. for 9 to 12 minutes.
Immediately remove from cookie sheet and roll in powdered sugar.
Cool completely on wire rack. Roll in powdered sugar again.

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There are many version of this choco chips cookies, this one is my version 🙂

Since I need to make something for the kids to take to Kindergarten, they love chocolate and I love sesame… so here is the resut 😀

It is easy to make and causing not too much mess 😀

To make this you need:

250 gr butter, softened (you can use margarine but I think butter is  best)

1/2 tsp salt

150 gr castor sugar (or brown sugar)

1/2 tsp vanilla

1 egg

400 gr all purpose flour

1 tsp baking powder

60 gr toasted sesame seeds

70-100 gr chocolate chips (depends on how much you like it)

 

Direction:

Heat up oven 170°C.

Beat butter, sugar, salt and vanilla until fluffy.

Add the egg, mix it well.

Shift together flour and baking powder, add them to the butter mixture, a little by a little, mix well.

Add the sesame seeds and chocolate chips, mix well.

Spoon the dough to a layered cookie pan (you can use ice scoop or just teaspoon), give some space in between.

Bake for about 20-30 minutes or until golden brown.

The baking time is vary depending on the size of your cookie.