Welcome to my kitchen, where the aroma of fresh cookies fills the air! Today, I am excited to share with you my recipe for Rich Roll Cookies. These cookies are a family favorite and have been passed down through generations in our family cookbook.
As a baker, I have crafted many cookie recipes, but there is something special about these rich roll cookies that always brings me joy. Perhaps it is the perfect balance of buttery richness and sweet sugar that just melts in your mouth with every bite.
Not only are these rich roll cookies delicious, but they are also incredibly easy to make. With just a few staple ingredients and simple steps, you can have freshly baked cookies in no time. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced baker, this recipe is sure to impress.
So grab your apron and preheat your oven – let’s get started on making the best butter-rich rolled sugar cookies around. I promise you won’t be disappointed!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Are you a fan of sugar cookies but looking to take your baking game up a notch? Look no further than these rich roll cookies. Trust me, once you try them, you won’t be able to resist the temptation to make them time and time again.
What sets these cookies apart is their rich, buttery flavor that will leave your taste buds dancing with joy. The recipe calls for 1 cup of butter, 3/4 cup of sugar, and a host of other ingredients that create a complex yet easy-to-follow recipe that yields amazing results.
And the best part? These cookies are incredibly versatile. Cut them into desired shapes with cookie cutters and top them off with royal icing for the perfect Christmas sugar cookie. Or, mix in dates to make delicious date cookies. The possibilities are endless.
If you’re feeling intimidated by baking these cookies, don’t be. With a few simple steps like chilling the dough for 4 hours and lightly flouring your surface before rolling out the dough, this complex recipe becomes as easy as pie.
Trust me, you won’t regret trying out this recipe!
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons almond extract
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
Details on the Ingredients:
The recipe for Rich Roll Cookies calls for simple and easy-to-find ingredients. With only ten (10) ingredients to make these sweet treats happen. As with any recipe, it is important to ensure that your ingredients are of high quality to ensure the best results in the end product.
Here’s a closer look at each ingredient:
Butter: This is the base of our dough that will give these cookies their rich buttery flavour.
White Sugar: White granulates sugar is where the sweetness comes from, and helps keep the dough together.
Egg: Eggs are binding agents, helping to bring all of the ingredients together.
Vanilla Extract: Adds flavour into our cookies.
Almond Extract: While not mandatory, this extract adds another extra layer of flavour and elevates the taste of cookies.
All-Purpose Flour: Every baker’s cupboard must have flour for baking! All-purpose flour is used in this recipe as it yields tender, soft and chewy cookies.
Baking Powder: A leavening agent that ensures that our cookies puff up perfectly while baking.
Salt: balances out the flavors and enhances the overall taste of these sweet treats.
With all these six basic pantry ingredients plus two optional extracts on hand, you can create an exceptional cookie recipe that your family and friends would surely enjoy.
The Recipe How-To
Cream the Butter and Sugar
First things first, we need to cream the 1 cup of softened butter and 3 cups of sugar. This step is crucial to create the rich and buttery flavor that this recipe is known for. In a large mixing bowl, use an electric mixer or a stand mixer and cream the butter and sugar together until it becomes smooth and fluffy.
Add the Egg and Vanilla Extract
Next, add 1 egg and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract into the mixing bowl with the butter mixture. Continue mixing until everything is well combined.
Sift the Dry Ingredients
In a separate bowl, sift together 2 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Mix them thoroughly.
Combine Dry and Wet Mixture
Gradually add the dry ingredients to the mixing bowl with the wet ingredients. Stir slowly while adding to avoid lumps forming in your cookie dough.
Chill The Dough
Once all ingredients are well combined, chill your dough for at least 3-4 hours before rolling. This allows flavors to blend together nicely.
Roll The Cookie Dough
After chilling, use a lightly floured surface for rolling out your cookie dough. Roll to a thickness of about 3/4 inch, depending on your desired thickness of your cookies. Cut your dough into desired shapes using cookie cutters that fit your preferences.
Bake Your Cookies
Finally, preheat your oven to 350°F or 175°C degrees. Place each cookie on a greased baking sheet with enough space apart between them so they don’t stick together during baking time.
Bake for 10-12 minutes, depending on how thick you rolled out your cookies. You want them to turn light gold around the edges but remain nice and soft in texture on the inside.
There you have it! Your very own batch of delicious Rich Roll Cookies ready for eating!
Substitutions and Variations
Many bakers enjoy experimenting with their favorite cookie recipes, adjusting ingredients and trying different variations to create unique and personal creations. With the Rich Roll Cookies recipe, there are plenty of opportunities to get creative in the kitchen.
One simple substitution you can make is to swap out the vanilla extract for almond extract, which will give your cookies a delightful nutty flavor. However, be sure to use the extract sparingly, since it has a more potent taste than vanilla.
For a more complex recipe, you can try making Christmas sugar cookies or date cookies by adding spices like cinnamon or nutmeg to the dough. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can even experiment with colors and shapes by using royal icing to decorate your cookies.
If you prefer a different texture for your cookies, you can substitute the white sugar with brown sugar or even coconut sugar, which will give your cookies a richer and more flavorful taste. You can also try using unsalted butter instead of regular butter to control the salt content in your recipe.
Finally, if you want to change up the shape of your Rich Roll Cookies, you can use cookie cutters to create desired shapes before baking. Whether it’s stars, hearts or any other fun shape, cookie cutters are an excellent way to add personality and charm to your cookies. Remember to chill the dough for at least 3-4 hours before rolling it on a lightly floured surface.
So go ahead and explore the many delicious substitutions and variations that can be made with this classic Rich Roll Cookies recipe – who knows what delicious creation you might come up with?
Serving and Pairing
When it comes to serving rich roll cookies, you will never go wrong with a cold glass of milk or a hot cup of tea. The creamy, buttery taste from these cookies is an excellent complement to the bold flavor of teas such as Earl Grey and English Breakfast. The pairing works great when you need a fantastic breakfast or afternoon snack.
If you want to give your cookies a festive touch, add them to a dessert tray filled with other delectable treats like chocolate truffles, fudge brownies, or fruit tartlets. You can also pair them with some of your favorite spreads like peanut butter, Nutella, and fruit jams.
Another excellent way to serve these rich roll cookies is by adding them as a topping to your favorite ice cream flavors. Whether it’s classic vanilla or strawberry swirl, the combination of cookie crumbs and creamy ice cream makes for a perfect dessert.
Besides accompanying other treats, these cookies can also become the main attraction on their own. When making them for school lunches, meetings, or afternoon snacks at home, pair them with fresh fruit like raspberries or strawberries for a balanced and healthy treat.
These cookies have something special that makes pairing easy and versatile. They are delicious alone and magnificent with almost anything under the sun.
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
Once you have crafted the perfect batch of Rich Roll Cookies, you may be wondering about how best to store and reheat them. Luckily, these cookies are great at retaining their texture and taste over time.
If you want to make them ahead of time, you can refrigerate the dough for up to 4 days or freeze it for up to a few months. Just be sure to wrap it in plastic wrap or store it in an airtight container.
To store the baked cookies, place them in an airtight container or ziplock bag at room temperature for up to a week. If you want them to last even longer, you can store them in the freezer for up to three months.
Reheating these cookies is easy too – simply pop them in the oven at 350°F for 5-10 minutes, just until they are warmed through. If you prefer a softer texture, place them in the microwave for 5-10 seconds instead.
With these tips, you can enjoy fresh-baked tasting Rich Roll Cookies even days (or months!) after they were first made.
Tips for Perfect Results
Creating the perfect Rich Roll Cookies can be a bit of a challenge, but with the right tips and techniques, it can be an enjoyable and fulfilling baking experience. Here are some tips to ensure that your Rich Roll Cookies come out perfectly every time.
Firstly, make sure that you cream the butter and sugar together for at least three to four minutes. This step is essential in creating a smooth and creamy texture that will ultimately enhance the overall taste and texture of your cookies.
Another important tip is to properly measure all the ingredients. Baking requires precision, so using proper measuring cups and spoons to measure out ingredients is crucial to achieve the perfect balance of flavors.
It’s crucial to chill your dough for at least 3-4 hours before rolling them out. When working with rolled dough, you want it to be firm yet pliable, so chilling it beforehand will prevent it from sticking or crumbling while you roll it out.
When rolling out your cookie dough on a floured surface, don’t overwork the dough. Overworking the dough can result in tough cookies. Instead, work quickly and efficiently and only reroll your scraps once.
For best results, bake the cookies in the middle rack of your oven. This will ensure even heat distribution throughout the cookies, allowing them to bake uniformly.
It’s also crucial not to overbake your cookies. Bake them until they are just lightly golden around the edges as they continue baking on the hot cookie sheet once removed from the oven.
Lastly, don’t be afraid to get creative with different variations of this recipe. You can try using almond extract instead of vanilla extract or add sprinkles or decorating sugar for a festive touch.
In conclusion, with proper measuring techniques, chilling your dough, using basic baking principles such as not overworking your dough, and getting creative with flavors and decorations can all lead to perfect Rich Roll Cookies every time.
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In conclusion, the recipe for rich roll cookies is a must-try for anyone who loves sugar cookies or wants to indulge in something sweet and rich. With its simple yet delicious ingredients, including butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla extract, these cookies are easy to make and perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re looking to impress your friends at a party or just want a sweet treat with your coffee or tea, this recipe will not disappoint.
The addition of almond extract adds an extra layer of flavor that perfectly complements the sweetness of the sugar. And with tips and recommendations provided in this article, such as chilling the dough for several hours and rolling it out on a floured surface, you can achieve perfect results every time.
So what are you waiting for? Gather your ingredients, turn on some music, and get baking! Not only will your taste buds thank you, but your loved ones will too when they take a bite of these delicious treats. Don’t hesitate to make some substitutions or variations as well according to your liking.
With this recipe in hand, you’ll have the joy of cooking and baking along with happy family moments. Believe us; this complex recipe rich in butter and sugar is worth every minute of your time. Explore more cookie recipes like date cookies, royal icing delights or even several Christmas cookies. The options are limitless!
To put it simply: This recipe rocks!
Rich Roll Cookies Recipe
- 1 cup butter
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 2 1/2 cups sifted flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt (if using unsalted butter)
- Cream together butter and sugar. Beat in egg and extract. Combine and add flour and salt.
- Wrap dough well and chill or freeze until you are able to handle it easily. Can also make day ahead and place in fridge wrapped in plastic wrap.
- To bake: Preheat oven to 350. Roll out and cut with cookie cutters. Place on either a greased cookie sheet or one lined with a silpat liner or parchment paper. Bake 8-10 minutes for thin cookies or 15 minutes+ for thick cookies or cookies on a stick. When they are lightly browned, they are ready. Cool on pan for 1-2 minutes, transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely before decorating. Use your favorite icing recipe.
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Steven is a chef by heritage, so it’s no wonder why baking is such a big part of who he is. To share his passion for all things sweet, he created cookiesncrepes.com. It’s the perfect platform to indulge in delicious treats, all with a sprinkle of his signature flare.