Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Harry Potter Week: Butterbeer Cookies


Happy Harry Potter week 2016 my fellow nerds! It's the week of the Cursed Child. I feel many mixed feelings about it, but I'm embracing the HP love and going with it. So with that, here is day one - the basics - party food. These butterbeer cookies are a favorite go to from Bake at 350. My brother got me a really cool 3D printed Harry Potter cookie cutter for Christmas so I stepped the cookies up a notch with that bad boy. Feel free to use your favorite sugar cookie for the base if you'd like, the glaze is the real showstopper here.

Butterbeer Sugar Cookies 

3 cups unbleached, all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar (packed)
2 sticks butter
1 egg
1 tsp butter flavoring
3/4 tsp pure vanilla extract

First things first, preheat your oven to 350.
Whisk the flour, baking powder, set aside.
Cream the sugar and butter.
Add the egg, butter flavoring, and vanilla; mix until well-blended.
Gradually add the flour mixture and beat just until combined, scraping down the bowl, especially the bottom. The dough will be quite thick, you may need to knead in stray bits of flour from the bottom of the bowl by hand.

Roll on a floured surface to about 1/4" and cut into shapes. Place on parchment lined baking sheets and bake for 9-12 minutes, depending on the size of your cutter. Let sit a few minutes on the sheet, then transfer to a cooling rack. These cookies may also be rolled into 1 inch balls if you prefer. They are similar to shortbread in the way that they won’t spread much.

Butterbeer Glaze

1 1/3 cup butterscotch chips
1/4 cup evaporated milk
2 TBSP light corn syrup

Place all of the ingredients in a glass or metal bowl and heat over a pot of simmering water (or a double boiler).
Stir occasionally, until melted and smooth.

Put the cooled cookies on a wire rack on a baking sheet. Pour the glaze over the cookies and spread with an offset spatula.


Till next time, hope your having a very potter week =)

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