Sunday, May 9, 2010

Chef Chuck's Italian Butter Cookies

Biscotti al Burro


A Mother's Day special, Italian butter cookies, a sweet treat for all the lovely Moms. These cookies are light, crisp and buttery. Dip in chocolate then coat with sprinkles, coconut, or even nuts.

Italian Butter Cookies
1 cup butter, softened

3/4 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten

2 1/4 cups flour
pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate
1/4 cup heavy cream


In a mixer cream butter and sugar together, add egg. On low speed add flour, salt, cream of tartar and baking soda. Form small balls and flatten or use a cookie press to form cookies, place on an un greased baking pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes. Makes about 5 dozen small cookies. In a double boiler melt chocolate and heavy cream, stirring to combine. Dip half the cookie in the chocolate and then into the sprinkles. Arrange on a plate and refrigerate till chocolate hardens. Store in an air tight container.

8 comments:

  1. These look like they're straight out of a bakery. I love the way you decorated them.

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  2. Hi Chow Chow Linda, Thank you for the complement!

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  3. Love the way these look!!

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  4. Hello Ash, Glad you like!!
    Thank you, take care :)

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  5. My favorite food hands down is ITALIAN!

    I also like the videos :)

    Look forward to your posts!

    Carmen

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  6. This sure beats the bakery versions. Lovely!

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  7. Hello Bridgett, Thank you so much they were delicious.

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  8. Hello Baking is my Zen, ~Italian We Love~~
    Glad you enjoy the videos, thank you for your wonderful comment! :)

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