Tuesday, June 8, 2010
"Cherry" Cornmeal Cookies
These are a cookie I found on the Martha Stewart site. The cherry is in quotes because the original recipe calls for dried cherries...I had some blueberry flavored Crasins so thats what I put in!
1 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface
1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest
1/4 cup dried cherries or cranberries, finely chopped (or Craisins if you have 'em!)
In a bowl, whisk together flour, cornmeal, baking powder, and salt. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in in vanilla, egg, and orange zest. Gradually add flour mixture; beat until just combined. Stir in "cherries".
Transfer dough to a lightly floured surface; pat into a log, 8 inches long and 2 inches wide. Wrap dough in parchment (I used saran wrap with no issues).Twist ends of parchment to seal. Refrigerate until firm, at least 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment. Slice dough 1/4 inch thick, rotating log 1/4 turn after each slice. Place 1/2 inch apart on baking sheets.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes. Cool cookies on a wire rack.
They came out really good! KC & I really liked them. They have a neat texture because of the cornmeal. It didn't make than many cookies so when making them again I will probably double the recipe. And the only other addition would be a teeny bit more sugar (prob 1/3 cup instead of 1/4). Def yummy tho!