Ingredients

  • 250 grams (9 ounces) cottage cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 100 grams (0.5 cup) sugar
  • 100 grams (0.5 cup) softened butter
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 packet vanilla sugar
  • 230 grams (1.5 cups) sifted flour

Equipment

  • Cheesecloth

    A must-have for straining cottage cheese if it's too watery. This step ensures your cookies have the perfect consistency.

  • Mixing Bowls

    Having a set of various sizes helps you mix ingredients more efficiently. Make sure they are sturdy and large enough for easy mixing.

  • Whisk

    Ideal for blending your ingredients together. A good whisk can make all the difference in achieving the right texture.

  • Refrigerator

    Chilling the dough helps in firming it up, making it easier to roll out. Don't skip this crucial step!

  • Rolling Pin

    Ensures your dough is evenly rolled out. Opt for a non-stick rolling pin for best results.

  • Baking Sheet

    Using a quality baking sheet will result in even baking. Lining it with parchment paper is a pro tip for easy cleanup.

  • Oven

    Preheating your oven to the right temperature is key. Invest in an oven thermometer if you want to be precise.

Instructions

Step 1

If the cottage cheese is too watery, strain it in cheesecloth for 30 minutes.
Mix all the ingredients with a whisk and knead the dough.
Place the dough in the refrigerator for one hour.
Roll out the dough into a thin layer and shape the cookies as shown in the video.
Bake for 15 minutes at 170°C (340°F) in a preheated oven.
Enjoy your very tender and soft cookies!

Servings

When it comes to **serving these heavenly cookies**, the sky's the limit! ✨ Here are some delightful ideas to make the most out of your baking triumphs:
**🍪 Afternoon Tea Treat**: Pair these soft cookies with a hot cup of tea or coffee. Arrange them on a pretty platter and you’ve got the perfect centerpiece for a cozy tea time.
**🎉 Party Perfection**: Planning a get-together? These cookies are your go-to! Stack them in a tiered arrangement, top with fresh berries, and watch your guests' eyes light up.
**🍦 Ice Cream Sandwiches**: Take your dessert game up a notch by sandwiching a scoop of vanilla ice cream between two cookies. Yummy and refreshing!
**👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Family Fun**: Create a cookie decorating station for kids. With some icing and sprinkles, these cookies can become a canvas for creativity and fun!

Variations

Gluten-Free Option 🍞✨: Replace the regular flour with a gluten-free flour blend in equal amounts. Make sure the baking powder is also gluten-free to keep it safe for those with sensitivities.
Vegan Variation 🌱💚: Substitute the egg with a flaxseed egg (1 tablespoon flaxseed meal + 3 tablespoons water), and use dairy-free butter and a vegan-friendly cottage cheese alternative. This way, everyone can enjoy these delicious cookies guilt-free!

Faq

  • Why does my dough feel too sticky?

    This might occur if the cottage cheese wasn't adequately strained. Ensure it’s as dry as possible to avoid excess moisture.

  • Can I use a different type of cheese?

    Cottage cheese gives these cookies a unique texture. However, you might experiment with ricotta, though results may vary.

  • Why did my cookies spread too much?

    Chilling the dough helps in preventing spread. Ensure you refrigerate it for at least an hour before baking.

  • Can I freeze the dough?

    Yes! Freeze the dough in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator before rolling and baking.

  • Is there a way to make the cookies more crispy?

    For a crispier texture, bake the cookies a few minutes longer, ensuring they don’t burn. Keep an eye on them towards the end of baking.

  • How can I enhance the flavor?

    Adding a pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg to the dough can bring a warm, inviting flavor to your cookies. A touch of lemon zest might also add a refreshing note.

Nutrition facts

Easy Cottage Cheese Cookies
Recipe Yield:approximately 24 cookies
Calories:per cookie
Calories (Min - Max):80 - 100
Total Fat:5g
Saturated Fat:3g
Protein:2g
Total Carbohydrate:10g
Total Sugars:6g