BEST DIGESTIVE COOKIES RECIPE

Digestive cookies are cookies made of whole wheat flour, sugar, butter, leavening agents (sodium bicarbonate or yeast) and salt.

Originating in Scotland and popular throughout the world, they were first developed in 1839 by two Scottish doctors to aid digestion. The term “digestive” is derived from the belief that they had antacid properties due to the initial use of sodium bicarbonate.

Historically, some cookie makers used malt extract to “digest” some of the starch in the flour before baking.
Often eaten with tea or coffee like Maria cookies, they are used as a base in many no-bake cakes or as a filling in various desserts.

Level of difficulty : easy
Prep time : 15 mins
Rest time :
Cook time : 20 mins
Total time : 35 mins
Yield : 6 servings
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder or baking soda
1 pinch of salt
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup butter, cubed
1/4 cup milk

Steps :

  • Preheat the oven in static mode to 360°F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt and sugar to combine ingredients.
  • Using your fingertips, rub the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  • Add milk and work into a dough.
  • Place on a floured surface and roll out to a smooth dough (if dough is too dry, add a little more milk).
  • Using a well-floured rolling pin, roll out the dough to 0.1 inch thickness.
  • Using a cookie cutter or a glass, shape the dough into 2_3 inch diameter disks.
  • Transfer the cookies to the baking sheet and prick them with a fork.
  • Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes until the cookies turn a light golden color.
  • Remove and let cool.
  • Serve and enjoy.
  • Store in an airtight metal box.

BEST SNOWBALL COOKIES RECIPE

Snowball cookies are cookies made of walnuts, butter, sugar, flour, vanilla, salt; sprinkled with icing sugar.

Very popular in the United States, their name is due to their spherical shape and icing sugar coating, which makes them look like snowballs. Particularly melting in the mouth, with an intense nutty aroma, they are perfect during daytime snacks.

Level of difficulty : easy
Prep time : 15 min
Rest time : 3 h 10 min
Cook time : 15 min
Total time : 30 min + 3 h 10 min (rest)
Yield : 6 servings
Cookies :
1 cup walnuts
1/2 cup butter
2 tbsp sugar + 1 tbsp vanilla sugar
1 cup flour
1 pinch of salt
Finishing :
icing sugar to taste

Preparation :

  • Finely chop the walnuts into powder.
  • Do not overheat them to prevent them from releasing their oil.
  • In a bowl, beat the soft, but not melted butter, with the sugar with an electric mixer until you obtain a foamy cream.
  • Then add the sifted flour, walnut flour and a pinch of salt. Work the mixture until you obtain a homogeneous dough.
  • Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for a few hours.
  • After resting, collect the dough and shape into small balls the size of a large walnut.
  • Place on a plate lined with baking paper and put the plate back for 10 minutes in the refrigerator.
  • Preheat the oven in static mode to 320 ° F.
  • Bake for about 15 min.
  • Take the cookies out of the oven and let cool without moving the plate, because when they are hot they are crumbly.
  • Prepare a small bowl with the icing sugar.
  • While the cookies are still hot, gently roll in the icing sugar and cover completely and giving them a “snowball” appearance.
  • Serve and enjoy !

CHOCOLATE SNOWBALL COOKIES

Chocolate snowball cookies are cookies made of dark chocolate, sugar, flour, butter, eggs, cocoa, powdered almonds and icing sugar.

Very popular in the United States, their name (snow ball cookies) is due to their spherical shape and icing sugar coating, which makes them look like snowballs. Particularly melting in the mouth, with an intense nutty aroma, they are perfect any time during the day.

Level of difficulty : easy
Prep time : 25 min
Rest time : 30 min
Cook time : 10 min
Total time : 35 min + 30 min (rest)
Yield : 20 to 25 snowballs
1 cup dark chocolate (70% cocoa)
1/2 cup caster sugar
1 cup flour
1/3 cup butter (cut into pieces)
2 medium-sized eggs
1 tbsp bitter cocoa powder
5 tbsp almond powder
1/2 cup icing sugar (finishing)

Preparation :

  • Melt the chocolate and the butter in a double boiler.
  • In a bowl, whisk the eggs and sugar together until a creamy mixture forms. Put aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, cocoa and ground almonds.
  • Add chocolate and melted butter then mix.
  • Slowly fold in the egg and sugar mixture.
  • Refrigerate for about 30 min.
  • Take 3 tbsp of dough for a cookie.
  • Shape the snowballs with floured hands.
  • Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Preheat the oven in static mode to 360° F.
  • Bake for about 10 min.
  • Take out of the oven, let cool for a few minutes before coating with icing sugar.
  • Serve and enjoy !

3 INGREDIENT COOKIES

3 ingredient cookies are cookies made of chocolate and hazelnut spread, flour and egg.

Easy and quick to prepare with just 3 ingredients, these moist, melting cookies are perfect for daytime snacks.

Level of difficulty : easy
Preparation time : 10 min
Rest time : –
Cook time : 10 min
Prep time : 20 min
Yield : 35 cookies
1 cup chocolate and hazelnut spread
2 cups flour
2 eggs (middle size)

Preparation :

  • In a bowl, add all the ingredients and mix with your hands until you get a smooth and homogeneous ball.
  • Form balls the size of a walnut (2 tbsp each).
  • Crush lightly and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Preheat the oven in static mode to 360° F.
  • Bake for about 10 min.
  • Take out of the oven and let cool.
  • Serve and enjoy !