- 1 cup butter
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 3 eggs
- 4 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a cookie sheet.
Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add vanilla. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Sift together flour, baking soda and cream of tartar, then beat into creamed mixture.
Divide the dough into 3 or 4 portions and roll them out, one at a time, on a lightly floured board to a thickness of 1/4-inch. Cut with a cookie cutter and transfer cutouts to a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F. until lightly browned -- no longer than 10 minutes.
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1/2 cup amaranth
Combine water, the amaranth, and a pinch of salt in a small saucepan, bring to a boil, and then reduce the heat to a simmer. Cover and cook over low heat for 25 minutes or until the water is absorbed, about 15 minutes. Makes about 1 cups.
Variation with Mixed Tiny Grains: Mix teff, amaranth, and quinoa, the latter thoroughly rinsed, and cook as described.