Sunday, June 12, 2011

Making Butter Cookies

I just purchased a plastic cookie molder last night and was so excited in testing it. Initially, I planned to bake some simple butter cookies with my 6-year-old niece today but turned out her parents took her out this afternoon. On second thought, maybe it's better if I baked alone today since this was going to be my first time baking butter cookies in Malaysia and I have not gotten the hang in using my new cookie molder. Just in case things get messy, you know.

My husband and I ended up baking the butter cookies together. I used the recipe from my 'Cookies' book bought in Indonesia many years ago. I prepared the dough and my husband helped me a lot in molding the cookies. He's actually much better than me at this hence I was so glad having his companion when I baked the cookies today. I love baking cookies or cakes with my husband!

What a lovely Sunday afternoon today was.

Butter Cookies with Chocolate Chips.

Butter Cookies

Ingredients:
  • 100 gr Margarine
  • 100 gr Icing Sugar
  • 2 Egg Yolks
  • 200 gr Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 2 tbsp Milk Powder (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Powder
  • 50 gr Almond Powder (optional)
  • Chocolate chips for decoration (optional)


Tutorial:


1. In a dry container, mix together the flour, baking powder, milk powder and almond powder. Set aside.

2. In a separate bowl, beat the margarine, icing sugar, egg yolks and vanilla powder by using high-speed mixer until white and creamy.

3. Add in the flour mix into the margarine mixture by using spatula or wooden spoon until the dough is evenly mixed and doesn't stick to the bowl anymore.

4. Mold the dough by using a cookie molder and place the cookies in a tray already lined with parchment paper. Alternatively, use non-sticky trays or lightly cover the tray with margarine first before placing the cookies.

My new cookie molder: Bought at RM 19.90 per set.

Molding the cookies.

5. Decorate the cookies with chocolate chips, raisins or anything desirable.

Butter cookies ready to bake.

6. Bake the cookies in the preheated oven until the cookies are golden brown. Use small fire. Take care not to burn the bottom of the cookies.

Always keep an eye on the cookies when baking them.

7. Leave the cookies completely cool before keeping them in a cookies jar.

** This recipe makes about 350 grams of butter cookies.

Startlingly, these butter cookies tasted pretty good and looked cute too, despite the facts of their simple ingredients and baking processes. Everybody in the house loved them! I even packed some for my nieces and nephews so they can enjoy them when they get home later. 

I am so going to bake these butter cookies again for the upcoming Chinese New Year.

8 comments:

  1. How fun to bake cookies with your hubby! That makes for a fun Saturday for sure. These cookies are lovely...very beautiful.

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  2. Your cookies look great. Love cookies.

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  3. My mother found an old cookie press in her baking drawer, and has just passed it on to me. This post has made me even more excited to try it out!!

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  4. The cookies look amazing and delicious. I would love to bake these cookies for my family. How many cups is 200g flour? Thanks.

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  5. These are so gorgeous, and remind me so much of my childhood :) Mmmm.

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  6. Thank you all!!

    @ Candice - 200gr flour = 1,5 cups perhaps? I am not so sure as I usually use grams for measurement. However, here is a link to convert cup to gram which is maybe useful: http://allrecipes.com/howto/cup-to-gram-conversions/

    Cheers!

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  7. Butter cookies does take you back to your childhood. I love the cutter you used. Just makes the cookies look so pretty.

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  8. Thank you, Baker Street! Most importantly, they taste good too.

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