Lattice Cookies

Notes: You can make these cookies up to 1 day ahead; cover airtight and store at room temperature.

This recipe goes with Rhubarb-Strawberry Compote

Yield: Makes 8 servings
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 234
  • Calories from fat: 46%
  • Protein: 3.3g
  • Fat: 12g
  • Saturated fat: 7.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 27g
  • Fiber: 0.6g
  • Sodium: 162mg
  • Cholesterol: 58mg

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • About 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (4 oz.) cold butter or margarine, cut into chunks
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Preparation

  1. 1. In a food processor or bowl, combine flour, 1/4 cup sugar, and salt. Add butter and whirl or cut in with a pastry cutter until fine crumbs form. In a small bowl, beat egg with vanilla to blend. Add to flour mixture and whirl or mix with a fork until dough is evenly moistened and starts to clump together. Press into a ball, then divide in half.
  2. 2. On a 12- by 15-inch piece of plastic wrap, using your hands, roll one dough half into a 6-inch-long log; cover with another piece of plastic wrap. With a rolling pin, roll log into an even, 1/4-inch-thick rectangle about 6 inches wide and 9 inches long (edges can be ragged). Repeat to roll remaining dough half. Transfer each rectangle to a 14- by 17-inch baking sheet and chill until firm, 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. 3. Working with one rectangle at a time (keep other chilled), transfer to a board. Pull off top sheet of plastic wrap and cut dough crosswise into 16 strips about 1/2 inch wide and 6 inches long. On a 14- by 17-inch baking sheet lined with cooking parchment, or a buttered nonstick baking sheet, arrange four strips in a tic-tac-toe pattern: two parallel, then two over the top, perpendicular to the first, about 1 inch apart. Press lightly where strips cross. Repeat to shape remaining cookies, spacing at least 1/2 inch apart on baking sheets (you'll need two). Sprinkle with 2 to 3 tablespoons sugar.
  4. 4. Bake cookies in a 325° regular or convection oven until lightly browned at edges, 20 to 25 minutes; switch sheet positions halfway through baking. Transfer sheets to racks to cool. With a wide spatula, gently loosen cookies.
  5. Nutritional analysis per cookie.
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