Danny’s Bakery Cookies

This recipe is a work in progress.

Ingredients
Makes about 50 cookies

Ingredients

    Cookies

  • 4 tablesoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 tablesoons shortening
  • 1/2 cup – 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/4 cups + 2.5 tablespoons cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
    Filling

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon (15g) butter, softened
  • pinch salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 tablespoon milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon almond (or hazelnut) paste
    Frosting

  • 6 oz. bittersweet chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon shortening

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Line two heavy large baking sheets with parchment paper
  3. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter, shortening, sugar, vanilla, and salt in a large bowl until fluffy
  4. Beat in the egg
  5. Add the flour and mix just until a dough forms

  6. Fit a pastry bag with a large star tip, and fill the pastry bag with the cookie dough.
  7. Pipe the dough onto the prepared baking sheets into 2 inch long, spacing 1-inch apart.
  8. Bake the cookies until they are pale golden around the edges and on the bottom, about 15 minutes.
  9. Cool the cookies for 5 minutes.
  10. Using a metal spatula, transfer the cookies to a rack and cool completely.

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