The recipe I made today is a very simple one, with only a few ingredients. Yoghurt Cookies, with just a hint of lemon and vanilla. I decided to keep things simple as the current Coronavirus crisis may be making it difficult to obtain ingredients.
As well as being a simple recipe it is also quite a quick one, as the dough doesn’t need to be rested. The ingredients just have to be combined into a dough and then divided into portions to be shaped into sausage shapes, and then circles with a hole in the middle.
The end results are delightful cookies, with a firm exterior and soft in the middle. The taste of lemon comes through, as does a hint of vanilla. They are not too sweet either, as they don’t have very much sugar in them. They are ideal with a drink and can be dunked in tea, coffee, milk etc.
Mine turned out very well indeed, and I certainly have enjoyed those that I have eaten so far. The remainder are stored in an airtight container and will keep for a few days, if they last that long.
- 300g (2 cups + 2tsp) plain flour
- §120ml (1/2 cup) plain/natural yoghurt
- 8g(2 tsp) baking powder
- 50g(3 1/2 tbsp) butter, melted
- 1 medium egg(large in USA)
- seeds from 1/2 vanilla bean
- grated zest from 1 lemon(or orange)
- pinch of salt
- 90g(1/2 cup – 1 tbsp) caster or granulated sugar
- Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/350F.
- Line a couple of baking trays with parchment paper.
- Place the flour, baking powder, salt, vanilla seeds and lemon zest into a large bowl and mix to combine.
- Add the sugar and mix again.
- Add the egg and mix until it is fairly well incorporated, there will still be some loose flour.
- Add the yoghurt and mix until incorporated, again it will not all be combined fully.
- Add the melted butter and mix again to incorporate.
- Use a hand to pull the mixture into a fairly smooth dough.
- Divide the mixture into 20 fairly even portions(about 31g).
- Roll each one out into a sausage shape, trying to make the ends a little narrower than the centre.
- Turn the ends inwards and overlap them, pressing together so the dough has formed a circle with a hole in the middle.
- Place on a baking tray.
- Bake in the oven for 22 to 23 minutes, until they have turned a nice golden brown colour.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.