Friday, June 15, 2012

melting moments

what an appropriate cookie to bake at my current state of mind. maybe i really should rename this cookie the melting point melting moments. hahaha!! not making any sense? oh well... :-p

so, what does one do when one's robot abandons one at the very last minute? especially since one has a VERY important procedure to go through? ooh-ooh-oohhhh!!! i have the answer! me! me! pick me!!! come on!! okay, the answer bakes!!! ta-dahhhh...

a friend of mine gave me this recipe book recently and this particular recipe caught my eye. mainly because it looked really nice did not require any eggs. None. Na-da. Zilch. Zero. Nan ado...okay, okay, you got my drift.

i had everything in the kitchen and thought, why not.

my take on these though is that it tastes more like butter cookies but the texture is really to die for. the name, i guess, explains it all. the moment it goes into your mouth, it disappears. i kid you not. the next time i make these though, i would love to add a little bit more icing sugar to see if the taste would be exactly as how i imagined it to be.

SO! ready for the recipe? let's go homies!!!

you will need:
350g unsalted butter, softened
85g icing sugar
½ vanilla extract
300g plain flour
50g cornflour

the how to:
1)  preheat oven to 180°C.

2)  line to baking sheets with baking paper.

3)  place butter and icing sugar in a large bowl and beat until light and fluffy, then add in the vanilla extract. 

4)  sift in the flour and cornflour and mix thoroughly.
5)  spoon the dough into a piping bag with with a large star nozzle and pipe cookies onto the prepared baking sheets, spaced well apart.

6)  bake in the pre-heated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown. leave to cool on the baking sheets.*

*i baked my first tray of cookies for 15 minutes at the recommended temperature and they burnt. so, i adjusted my baking time to 10 minutes.

give it a go and lemme know, okay?

recipe source: Home Baking, A fantastic collection of 80 recipes for delicious home-baked goodies - Paragon Books Ltd.

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