Mascarpone Cookie Base aka the Great Festive Cookie Invasion!

Clockwise from outside top
Oreo cheesecake, green tea oreo, lemon cranberry walnut, poppyseed blondie, chocolate ginger caramel, strawberries and cream with walnut

Basic Tender / Chewy Cookie!
300g cake flour
100g salted butter (room temp)
100g caster sugar (150 for crispier version)
30g mascarpone
1 egg (whole… too lazy to separate the yolk lol)
Vanilla essence

  1. Cream butter and mascarpone
  2. Add vanilla essence, cream some more
  3. Add sugar, beat until fluffy
  4. Add egg, beat again
  5. Beat in flour (I find it works best if I beat it in in 2 to 3 parts, rather than all at once)
  6. Dump in fridge for 1 hour or so
  7. Preheat oven to 150-60C
  8. Make (large) truffle-sized balls
  9. Plop balls about 2 inches apart
  10. Bake for 20-30 minutes

>.> This recipe is less chatty than usual because really, it's my notes to myself that became a post. XD

    Mascarpone can be replaced with 50g brown or dark brown sugar. Essentially, the mascarpone acts as a (more) hydrophilic element (than just plain white sugar) in the recipe. So if you wanna take that out, you gotta replace it with something else hydrophilic! When using 50g brown sugar, I also use 1 tsp double action baking powder.