When you’re in the mood for tasty, crumbly, soft and sweet sugar bits try our mouth melting cookies recipe. It’s super easy and super quick to make, and with the amount of ingredients listed, your whole family can enjoy them for a whole week. If you can control yourself around them, that is.
Mouth Melting Cookies Recipe
- 2 cups lard
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 4 cups all purpose flour
- 1 egg
- 3 egg yolks
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Beat the eggs in a bowl and mix in the sugar. This dough will be really dense at the end, so if you have a dough mixer, this is the right time to use it. Add the flour and beat until well combined. Add the lard last and really combine all ingredients. Once combined, sprinkle flour on a clean counter and roll the dough out until it’s 1/2 inch thick. From here on, you can make shapes using different cookie cutters, or just cut your cookies into squares. Place them on a well-greased baking pan, or over a piece of parchment paper. Each cookie should have around 1/2 inch room to bake properly, so choose a large baking pan, bake two separate batches or cut the ingredient amount in half. They will be ready for serving after 12 – 15 minutes in a preheated oven to 350 to 375 degrees F. Let them cool off before serving and decorate their tops with melted chocolate or icing sugar.
Or you may prefer the original Shortbread recipe! It uses only three ingredients!
Cookie baking tips and tricks
Before cookie cutters, people cut their sweets using glasses or cups. Use different size cups and glasses if you bake these mouth melting cookies recipe, just to keep things interesting. If you like, you can even add other ingredients, like cinnamon or nutmeg, or ground cashews or other nuts. The extra ingredients may make the dough even harder, so add a teaspoon of baking soda per half a cup, to fluff the dough up.
Although, most cookies have to stay in the oven until golden – brown, these lard cookies are best taken out a minute before they become brown. You will notice the edges and bottoms getting darker, which is the right time to take them out.