An ultra-easy recipe for delicious New Year’s cookies that does not require the use of additional equipment such as a mixer. It will be necessary unless a knife-roller (or molds) for the test to cut it. But here you can get by with the most ordinary knife. In general, the recipe is designed so that you are not distracted from the most important thing in these holiday days – creativity and fun. Well, eating the remnants of the dough, of course.
Whisk whisk butter with two types of sugar. Add yolks and vanilla sugar, continue to beat until smooth. Add flour, baking powder, salt and spices. Start kneading the dough (literally a couple of minutes). Now put it on a floured tabletop and knead well. Divide the dough into 2 parts. Roll each part into a 1 cm thick circle. Wrap the dough in cling film and put it in the fridge for 45-60 minutes.
Let the dough stand at room temperature for 5 minutes.
Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Roll out the dough so that the thickness is no more than 0.5 cm. Cut the cookies with a knife or tins and place them on a baking tray covered with parchment. Bake for 12-18 minutes.
When the cookie has cooled, apply the icing and allow it to dry completely.
Photos by Michael Graydon Nikole Herriott