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Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas Butter Cookie

Time really flies... I can't believe it's already Christmas. I have some really nice cookie cutter that I was waiting to use for the xmas cookie but my energy level is not to the elaborate process of cookie art. So I took the easy way out bu making the spritz cookie.

The recipe comes from Betty Saw's Cookie Galore. But i made some major modification to it. I am too lazy to type it out. If you want the recipe, pls leave a comment and I will get down to it soon.

Instead of the piping bag and tip which Betty uses, I used the Cookie Press thinking that this could be easier to manage.

Mistake. It is just as tricky, if not more. Many times, the dough will not drop from the press. Other times, part of the dough dropped. Even more times I had to scoop the dough back into the press!

Having said, Sheen and I had a fun afternoon doing this. He was always eager to help me put the M&Ms, quinns, or sprinkles over the plain cookies.

For me, I had fun seeing how the pretty cookie take shape as they wiggle thru the metal plate.






haha, I burnt the cookies towards the end... cos I was just too tired to watch the oven closely.

Once I empty the cookie jar, I will certainly be back playing with these plates as the crumbly crunchy cookies are so light and buttery. I can already see myself using this recipe over and over again!

UPDATED 25/12:

Butter Cookie
240g butter, cut into cubes
90g icing sugar
270g Top flour (or Hong Kong Flour or Cake Flour)
2 tsp vanilla essence
Some full cream milk

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line baking tray with greaseproof paper.
  2. Cream butter in mixer till fluffy. Add 2 tbsp of milk & vanilla essence. Mix until well combine.
  3. Sift icing sugar over butter, followed by flour. Mix till combined. Do not overmix.
  4. This is the tricky part: Check the consistency of the dough - it should be soft enough to be piped thru the cookie press. If not, add 1 tbsp more milk until it is soft enough.
  5. Fill the dough into cookie press and use as per the press instruction.
  6. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes till cookies are light golden brown. Allow cookies to cool.

Recipe Notes:

  • This is a very simple recipe which needs the best butter you can get. I use Lurpak.
  • Press and bake immediate.

5 comments:

Anncoo said...

I think this looks cute and pretty.
Merry X'mas ;)

Anonymous said...

Hi,

Care to share this christmas butter cookie recipe pls? Thanks.


Sara

mui mui said...

i knew you went bangkok.

on the cookies, can i try some? they look so yummylicious...

muffinsareuglycupcakes said...

ahh. interesting to see how those cookie press made the cookie shape!
looks fun. though it can be tiring.
i can see why you felt lazy after a while.
i would have been too!

Cookie said...

Anncoo,
Merry Xmas to you and your family!

Sara
Sure, I will post the recipe in a week's time... I am now busy baking xmas cakes!

Do check back :-)

mui mui
Will save some for you... if we meet on weekends.

muffinsareuglycupcakes
Haha, it takes a baker to understand a baker! =P