Gelt Cookies

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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 130 calories
    • Fat 8 g (5 g saturated fat)
    • Cholesterol 20 mg
    • Sodium 85 mg
    • Protein 1 g
    • Carbohydrate 13 g
    • Sugar 5 g
    • Fiber 0 g
    • Iron 1 mg
    • Calcium 8 mg

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking pans with parchment paper and set aside.

Beat the butter, sugar, and vanilla with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add flour and salt and beat until just combined. Using a 1½-inch cookie scoop, scoop and roll 24 balls, dipping them in sugar, if desired, and arrange on the prepared pans, 2 inches apart. 

Press a piece of gelt into the top of each cookie, flattening slightly. Bake until the edges of the cookies are golden, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool on baking sheet pans for 15 minutes; transfer to a cooking rack to cool completely.

Ingredients

  1. Check 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  2. Check ½ cup light brown sugar
  3. Check teaspoons vanilla extract
  4. Check 2 cups all-purpose flour
  5. Check 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  6. Check 24 pieces chocolate gelt, unwrapped
  7. Check colored sanding sugar, for rolling (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking pans with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Beat the butter, sugar, and vanilla with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add flour and salt and beat until just combined. Using a 1½-inch cookie scoop, scoop and roll 24 balls, dipping them in sugar, if desired, and arrange on the prepared pans, 2 inches apart. 
  3. Press a piece of gelt into the top of each cookie, flattening slightly. Bake until the edges of the cookies are golden, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool on baking sheet pans for 15 minutes; transfer to a cooking rack to cool completely.