Sweet cookie dough

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  • Yield Makes 48 tartlet shells

Ingredients

    2 1/4 sticks (1 cup plus 2 tablespoons) cold unsalted butter
    3 cups all-purpose flour
    3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    3 large egg yolks
    3 tablespoons ice water
    1 teaspoon vanilla

Preparation

    Cut butter into bits. In a food processor pulse flour, confectioners' sugar, and salt until combined well and add butter, pulsing until mixture resembles coarse meal.
    In a small bowl whisk together yolks, ice water, and vanilla until combined well and add to flour mixture, pulsing until incorporated.
    Form dough into a ball and divide into 2 pieces.
    Form each piece into a ball and flatten to form disks. Chill disks, wrapped separately in plastic wrap, at least 1 hour and up to 3 days.
    Use as needed in making tartlets.
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