1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 large eggs
3 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp vanilla
Replace vanilla with orange extract. Add the zest of ½ lemon and 1 tsp ground cardamom. Proceed to step 3.
Add 1tbsp fresh grated ginger and 1/4 cup chopped candied ginger to flour and toss. Follow steps 1 and 2.
Before chilling dough, roll into tubes and roll tubes in sparkling sugar. Proceed to step 3. Once dough is chilled slice into 1cm discs. Proceed to step 4.
Prepare one batch of vanilla cookie dough and refrigerate.
Chocolate Recipe: Add ¼ c cocoa powder to sugar. Add ½ cup milk to eggs. Follow steps 1-3.
Roll vanilla cookie dough and chocolate cookie dough out on separate sheets of parchment.
Layer one on top of the other and roll into a tube. Slice into 1 cm discs. Proceed with step 4.
Yield: Approximately 45 slice and bake cookies