Monday, November 4, 2013

My Mormor's Famous Diamond Cookies

Dear Baking World,

Today I am posting a coveted family recipe. I remember when my mom made her cookbook, she put the Diamond Cookie recipe in it and we had to lie about it because my grandmother (we call her Mormor) is so nuts about this recipe.

Well, turns out that she whipped this baby together one day up at the cabin on a whim and they stuck. As in everyone who eats this cookie falls into a deep coma and then arises to shout, "THESE ARE THE BEST COOKIES! CAN I HAVE THE RECIPE!" And my Mormor will shout back, "No!" but my mom still handed out the recipe anyways. The secret ingredient? Lyle's Golden Syrup, which is a British thing and my Mormor is cool enough that she bakes with it.

I know it's probably breaking every granddaughter code in the book, but I'm going to post this recipe because I love it and the rest of the world should love it too.

Here they are, as a sort of testament to my grandmother's baking genius and me hoping that I inherited a bit of it.

A note: I understand why she guarded this recipe. It was hers and she came up with it. Hey, I'm guilty of hoarding recipes. Like when I discovered my perfect vanilla cupcakes, I almost didn't tell anybody the secret step.

Mormor's Diamond Cookies

1 cup sugar
1 cup butter
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups flour
2 Tbsp. Lyle's Golden Syrup
2 tsp. vanilla sugar

Cream butter and sugar only until blended. Put in the rest of the ingredients and mix. Then roll the dough into long hot dogs. Bake for 10-12, but do not under bake. Make sure the edges are a nice golden brown. Let them cool for about a minute and then cut them into the diamond shape. Enjoy!

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