Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Easy Butter Cookies 可爱牛油饼干

Butter cookies are so simple to make and the ingredients are easily available. Invest with a few cookie cutters, you can create interesting cookies that any kids would like, from alphabets to cartoon characters to funny shapes.

Given nice packaging, these cookies can be made into party door gift or festive cookies too ;)

Ethan's Cookies :)

For Cookie Dough:
200g unsalted butter
300g all Purpose flour, sifted
120g brown sugar / castor sugar
1 egg
2 tea spoon vanilla essence

For Decoration:
Chocolate chips

Step-by-Step Guides:
1. Using a hand mixer or electric mixer, beat butter and sugar together until creamy smooth. Add in egg and vanilla essence, and mix in the flour.
2. Shape the dough into a ball shape, cut into half and wrap using a cling foam and chill for 1 hour.
3. Preheat oven to 160c/180c (gas/fan).
4. Spread a palmful of flour onto a clean worktop, roll out the dough using a rolling pin until about 1cm thick. Using cookie cutter, cut the dough into desired shape and move to a tray (laid with a layer of baking sheet).
5. Decorate the cookies with chocolate chips.
6. Chill the cut cookies dough for another 10-15min.
7. Bake the cookies for 10-12min. Leave on a rack to cool. Once cool, store in an air tight container. Good to keep for 1 week.

Useful Tips!
1. Unused dough can be chilled up to a week, so it is not necessary to used up all dough in one baking.
2. If the dough gets too sticky, coat the worktop and your hands with more flour, alternatively, putting some cooking oil on your hands will make it easier to handle too.
3. Do not roll out the dough to too thin or it will break easily.
Doraemon, Doralin, Mickey & Minnie Cookies. All my favorite childhood characters.
Butter cookies as CNY gift set
Alphabet cookies, with chocolate chips. Yummy!

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