Tuesday, June 21, 2011

butter cookies

raya cookies project
recipe #1

hell-o!! raya cookies project? really??? i know, this is a VERY ambitious project i'm about to embark on...for all you know, after the 2nd recipe, i would've already given up! haha! but, let's hope not. because we all LOVE cookies, right? what better timing than to have entries about baking cookies now, with ramadhan being a month away and all.

okay, i'm sharing this recipe with you guys because i made this for hari raya last year and it was a hit! it's quite easy to make and since i like things to be super easy, i even skipped the 'shape dough in a log of about 4cm thick and wrap in foil and refrigerate for two hours' bit. to be fair, i tried. but the dough stuck to the foil and let's face it, with soft cookie dough, it aint easy getting them to co-operate and let them be shaped into a log. i tell you. seriously! so, i skipped that part. still, it's up to you. hehehe...

here's the recipe.

225g (8oz) unsalted butter*
150g (5oz) caster sugar
1½ tsp vanilla essence
¼ tsp salt
300g (10oz) plain flour

the how to:
1)  pre-heat your oven to 175°C (350°F/Gas Mark 4).

2)  beat the butter, sugar and vanilla until smooth and creamy, but not fluffy.

3)  add the salt and flour and mix to a smooth paste.

4)  shape the dough into a log about 4cm (1½ in) thick, wrap in foil and refrigerate for two hours until the dough is firm. ***i skipped this part, la la la la laaaa***

5)  when ready to bake the cookies, cut the log into 6mm (¼ in) thick slices. ***too much numbers!! ohhhhh my headddd...my heaaadddd!!*** since i skipped (4), what i did was to stuff the dough in my mum's vintage (read: my years old...) SAWA cookie press and immediately start to make them.

6)  place the slices 4cm (1½in) apart on a non-stick baking sheet or use parchment paper on a standard baking sheet.

7)  bake for 12 to 14 minutes.

8)  cool on a wire rack and store in an airtight container.

*use good quality butter because for this one, it's ALL about the butter.

have fun making these babies, guys!

come back okay?

recipe source:  500 cookies by philippa vanstone
SAWA Cookie Press image taken from : www.lulushop.co.za **thank you lulushop!!**


Nai Roszalina ARahim said...

as usual...I enjoy reading your entry and looking at the pix...and that's it! Too lazy to try...

dottology said...

Na, thank you for your support. tapi...bake lerrrrrrrrrrrr...tamau layzee horrr... :-)))