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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 16
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 70.6
  • Total Fat: 3.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 9.5 mg
  • Sodium: 35.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 9.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.2 g
  • Protein: 0.5 g

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Number of Servings: 16


    3/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons cake flour
    1/4 cup sugar
    Dash of salt
    5 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
    1 tablespoon ice water
    Cooking spray
    1 tablespoon turbinado or other coarse sugar


Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour, 1/4 cup sugar, and salt, stirring with a whisk.
Place butter in a medium bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until smooth (about 1 minute). Add flour mixture; beat at low speed just until combined. Add ice water; stir just until combined. Press mixture gently into a 4-inch circle on plastic wrap, and cover with additional plastic wrap. Chill for 20 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350°.

Slightly overlap 2 sheets of plastic wrap on a slightly damp surface. Unwrap and place chilled dough on plastic wrap. Cover dough with 2 additional sheets of overlapping plastic wrap. Roll dough, still covered, into an 8-inch circle (the edges of the circle will crack slightly). Remove top sheets of plastic wrap, and fit dough, plastic wrap side up, onto a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Remove the remaining plastic wrap.

Sprinkle dough with 1 tablespoon of coarse sugar; press gently to help sugar adhere to dough. Lightly score dough into 16 wedges, cutting into, but not through, dough.
Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until lightly gold in color. Remove from oven; cool 5 minutes. Cut through score lines to make 16 wedges. Place on a wire rack; cool completely.

Yield: 16 cookies (serving size: 1 cookie)

Number of Servings: 16

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KEEYAHWE.

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