As we enter the holiday season, we wanted to share this recipe that has our mouths watering. What a delightfully perfect time of year to use those colorful pomegranates along with your Lágrima vanilla. Thank you Zainab at Blahnik Baker for sharing your favorite recipes that feature Lágrima!
10 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
½ cup plus 2 tablespoon granulated sugar
½ cup plus 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1 egg, room temperature
2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (I used Lagrima Vanilla extract)
1 cup cake flour, sifted
¾ cup bread flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon sea salt
1 ½ cups old fashioned oatmeal
1 cup chocolate chips
½ cup pomegranate seeds (drained and dried on a paper towel)
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flours, baking soda, salt and oatmeal. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugars until light and fluffy about 2 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix until combined. Add the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Using a stiff rubber spatula, fold in the chocolate chips and pomegranate seeds.
Cover dough with plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes to an hour.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats.
Using a medium cookie scoop, arrange dough balls 2 inches apart. Bake cookies for 12-14 minutes or until lightly golden around the edges. Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheet for to minutes before transferring to a wire rack. Cool completely.
Adapted from Baked by Rachel
Grandmama Epstein's Sugar Cookies with Vanilla Butter Cream Frosting is submitted from the kitchen of Catherine Lenox - Texas, 2013
Catherine and Rebekah met at Clark Animal Hospital in St. Louis when they were both kennel attendants -- this is one of those jobs you take so you can apply to veterinary school and have at least one mention of 'experience' on your resume. Fast forward 10 years and a passion for food and animals still thrives. Catherine is now a veterinary nutritionist living in Houston, TX and operates Lenox Veterinary Nutrition Consulting.
Thank you Catherine -- we love your cookies!
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon Lágrima Pure Vanilla Extract
1 tablespoon cream or milk
2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
How to make these cookies:
2 options from there:
- You can roll the dough into a log and chill thoroughly, then cut a piece of dough off the log and roll out on a well-floured cutting board. Cut into shapes desired with cookie cutters. Keep the dough refrigerated until you are ready to roll it out - the dough will roll out better if it stays chilled.
- Roll dough into balls and press onto cookie sheet - this will make thicker cookies.
Vanilla Butter Cream Frosting*
3 cups sifted powdered sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons Lágrima Pure Vanilla Extract
3-4 tablespoons milk or cream
Mix ingredients in a mixer or by hand. If it is too thick, add more milk. If too runny, add more sifted powdered sugar.