December 15, 2013

Kawaii Butter Cookies

I made this melted in the mouth butter cookies for my daughter’s classmates and teachers. I tried to figure out what things is easy to made, will be loved by the kids and of course..Cute!  The idea to make butter cookies just popped out in my mind and I browse the recipe on internet.

I used Christine's butter cookies recipe for it and the result is just like what she described in her blog : Buttery and melt in the mouth. To make the cute stamp characters on the cookies, I used my bento vegetables cutter, circle and flower cookie cutter.

Butter Cookies
By Christine's Recipes


150 grams all purpose flour

30 grams corn flour/corn starch

20 grams custard powder

160 grams butter, softened at room temperature

50 grams icing sugar

¼ tsp pure vanilla extract

1 tsp baking powder

1. Combine the plain flour, corn flour, custard powder  and baking powder and sift through a sieve.  Set aside.  
2. In a large mixing bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the butter and icing sugar until fluffy and pale. Mix in the vanilla extract. 
3. Sift in the flour mixture. Beat at low speed with an electric mixer. Remember to scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula. Lightly knead into a dough. Wrap with a plastic film and roll into a tube in 3½cm thickness. Wrap it up and refrigerate for about 15 to 20 minutes, or until it’s workable.
4.Preheat oven to 180C / 356F. Line two baking trays with baking paper. 
5.Remove the dough from refrigerator. Slice into 1½cm-thick portions. Place each portion in single layer on the lined trays, each at least 3cm apart. Use a lightly greased fork to gently press the small dough. Bake in preheated oven, for about 15 minutes, or until lightly brown. Remove from oven and let them sit for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack until completely cool down.

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