{Secret Recipe Club} French Butter Cookies

It’s that time again.  Time for the Secret recipe Club big reveal!  I just love this day.  I love checking my email, waiting for my “secret” assignment email.  Did you know that the Secret Recipe Club has been around now for one year.  Yeah!  Happy birthday!  It was the idea of Amanda from Amanda’s Cookin’ and she went with it.  Lucky for the hundreds of bloggers that participate each month.  I know I’m not alone in saying a huge “thank you!” to her and all her helpers.  It’s so much fun!

The host for today’s reveal is Angela from Big Bears Wife.  She is amazing too!  She helps us out with questions and reminds us of all the important things!  Like who our assignment for the month is.

My blog this month?  365 Days of Baking.  I was thrilled!  THRILLED!!!  I love Lynne’s blog!  Lynne is an amazing baker and I love that she rates all of her recipes based on a scale of 1-4 rolling pins.  It’s nice to see someone write “not so much” next to a recipe and be truthful about it.  But to be honest, all of her recipes look amazing to me!  I had a heck of a time choosing.  My list of “I wants” was huge! and included her:
French Butter Cookies
Homemade Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies
Hungarian Shortbread
Lofthouse Cookies
Baked Cinnamon French Toast
Cream Cheese Brownies with Peanut Butter Chips
Salted Caramel Thumbprints
Cake Batter Rice Crispy Bars
Scotch Shortbread

I know, right?!?!  Don’t they all sound delicious?!?!

But after reading every recipe, looking at the ratings and struggling with what I felt like eating at the time (I can be pretty moody when it comes to food sometimes), I chose to make her French Butter Cookies.   They sounded buttery (hense the name) and delicious and perfect for what I was craving!

French Butter Cookies
Source: 365 Days of Baking

* 1 cup butter, room temperature
* 2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
* 1 egg
* 1 tsp. vanilla
* 2 1/2 cups sifted flour
* 1 tsp. salt
* 1/2 cup sugar

With an electric mixer, cream butter and brown sugar and brown sugar on high speed until light and fluffy, about 2 to 3 minutes.  Add egg and vanilla and mix thoroughly.  Gradually mixx in flour and salt on slow speed until incorporated.   We add 1 cup of milk chocolate chips at this point =o)  Because we love chocolate.

Roll the dough into 2 or 3 logs (depending how big you want your cookies).  Wrap in plastic wrap and form into a round log.  Refrigerate for al least 1 hour (or overnight.)

When ready to bake.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Add sugar onto a cutting board and roll one log in the sugar.

Carefully slice into 1/4 inch slices.

Place on a silpat or cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 15 – 20 minutes (until lightly golden brown).

Transfer onto a wire rack and let cool completely.

Lynne rated this cookie recipe with 3 1/2 rolling pins (on a scale of 1 to 4.)  I would totally gree with her.  They were delicious!!!!  They were kind of like shortbread but with the brown sugar, they had a different taste to them.  A delicious taste!  And warm???  Oh mercy!

Now join me in looking at all the amazing recipes from this week’s reveal.

Secret Recipe Club

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  1. Your making me hungry. These cookies look yummy! Thank you.

  2. Yummy choice, Erin. I love having a roll of cookie dough in the fridge so I can bake a pan whenever I want some warm cookies. These are on my baking list this week.

  3. I am quite moody when it comes to food too, I am sure in the mood for one of these though!

  4. hi there erin! lovely post, these look fab! i had your blog and soo enjoyed the recipes:)

  5. Oh yum!! I felt like the cookie monster when I saw these “Cookie cookie cookie!!”. Just want to eat them all up! Great job!!

  6. ERIN!!!!! I LOVE that you made the French Butter Cookies AND that you added CHOCOLATE to them!! What a GREAT idea!!
    Thank you so very much for the wonderful write-up, I truly appreciate it!!
    BIG hugs and I’m SO happy to be in group C with you!

  7. How to make butter cookies sound even better? Add chocolate chips of course, wonderful idea.

  8. These look yummy!!!!! Will be trying them shortly, great share 🙂

  9. These look delicious! I love that you added chocolate to them–yum!

  10. I think you have a one-up on the French…these look scrumptious!

  11. Oh how fun! These look amazing!

  12. Love the addition of the brown sugar!

  13. I love Lynne’s blog, too…so much yumminess from which to choose! These cookies look divine 🙂

  14. What a lovely cookie. You picked a great recipe for SRC.

  15. That is one heck of a butter cookie! Must be delicious!

  16. Anything with butter in the title just has to be yummy!
    I’m looking for treats I can freeze for an upcomming family gathering. I bet the rolls of dough would freeze great. Can’t wait to try them. Great SRC pick.

  17. Those look amazing! I really love those kind of rolled cookies. So yummy!

  18. Oh Erin…how lucky! I love Lynne’s blog, too! And these cookies look fabulous. A perfect cross between a chocolate chip cookie and a shortbread! Great choice! : )

  19. These cookies sound like “melt in your mouth” goodness:) Mmmm!

  20. These look delicious, and I bet they taste heavenly! I can practically smell them cooking.

  21. These cookies look delicious. I am definitely going to try these! Thanks Erin for visiting 🙂

  22. These cookies look DELICIOUS
    I’m familiar with this recipe so I know for a fact that they taste great!

  23. Those look amazing! I just ate lunch and now you’ve got me craving dessert!!! I dont’ know how you even narrowed down your selection with all those amazing sounding recipes to choose from! Great pick for SRC!

  24. New fan here. Found you through Wow Me Wednesday at Polka Dots on Parade. 🙂 Great recipe and nice links in your party post. Thanks for sharing, and for hosting.

  25. I love slice cookies. So nice to have some in the freezer and grab them when you need a cookie fix C:

  26. These look divine…I can’t wait to make them. Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday 🙂

  27. Hope you have a special week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  28. I agree, any cookie with butter in the name is a winner in my book! These sound fantastic!

  29. Anything with butter!! Yum!
    I need to try these! I would love if you link this to the French party on Monday!!!

  30. We have never had a good butter cookie recipe. These look so yummy! Thanks for sharing. We appreciate you linking up to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” We love seeing all of the great recipes and fun ideas! Hope to see you again next week! -The Sisters

  31. You say French and butter in a recipe and I know it will be good. Please share this on my foodie friday party today.