Making Refrigerator Cookies is simple: You first need to make the dough, shape them into logs and put them in the fridge, and then slice them and bake! They are really the easiest quickest cookies to make, because you can avoid scooping individual teaspoonfuls of cookie batter, and at the same time producing perfect dainty cookie circles. You can even store extra logs in the freezer for emergency cookie needs 🙂
Refrigerator Cookies are basically shortbread cookies, which have crisp and crumbly melt-in-your-mouth texture. Like many other recipes, you can complement your cookies with any ingredients you like. I’ve tried making Cinnamon Shortbread, and more recently Chocolate Chip ones.
Here’s the recipe, and a simple guide to making these cookies:
2-1/8 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
(For Cinnamon Refrigerator Cookies, add 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon. For Chocolate Chip Refrigerator Cookies, prepare handfuls of chocolate chips to sprinkle on top)
1. In a bowl, sift together the flour, salt, (and cinnamon). Set aside.
2. With an electric mixer, cream the butter until soft. Add the sugar and continue beating until the mixture is light and fluffy.
3. Beat the eggs and vanilla, then gradually stir into the butter mixture.
4. Stir in the dry ingredients.
5. Form a dough that you can roll into a soft ball. If the dough is still too sticky and soft, add more flour till you get the desired state.
6. Divide the dough into 4 parts, then roll each into logs. Wrap tightly in foil and put them into the freezer until firm.
7. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Line the baking tray with baking sheets to avoid sticking.
8. Take out the first log out of the freezer. With a sharp knife, cut the dough into 1/4-inch slices.
Place the rounds on the prepared sheet, then press some chocolate chips on each cookie round. Bake until lightly coloured, about 10 minutes.
With a metal spatula, transfer to a wire rack to cool.
9. Wrap the cookies and share them with your friends!
And to further prove to you that my recipes and instructions are accurate and understandable, a friend recently tried to make these Chocolate Chip Refrigerate Cookies and she succeeded!
So… GET BAKING!!!