Monday, December 14, 2009

Day 131: Saffron Butter Cookies

Yield: 2 dozen cookies
Time (Start to Finish): 2 hours

½ cup butter
½ cup brown sugar (light or dark)
½ egg (mix one in a bowl and add half)
2 1/3 cup flour
dash salt
2 Tbsp cream
3 three fingered pinches saffron

1. Heat the cream until it is almost boiling
2. Add the saffron and crunch it up so it is in as small pieces as possible. Mix and let steep as long as you can, I did for 1 hour, you can do much longer
3. Preheat oven to 350F
4. In a mixer, mix the butter and the sugar until smooth
5. Add the egg and the cream
6. Add the flour and salt until the mixer it just together
7. Roll into balls and place on a cookie sheet and flatten. You may sprinkle sugar on top if you want
8. Bake for 15 min until bottom of cookies are just browning
9. Serve with tea or on their own

Rating: 4 strawberries
Notes: Thanks to my boss at work, I am lucky enough to have been given saffron! If I had bought it myself, I would have sprinkled it only on risotto, but I thought, with this present, I must play with it! So cookies it is! They are very good. Its hard to pick the flavor out if you don’t know what it is, but if you know saffron, you can taste it for sure. Maybe I needed to steep longer. They go great with tea, and aren’t too sweet. Just perfect. I didn’t add sugar on top of mine.

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