Saturday, 25 December 2010

Merry Christmas Special

Hello Whimsical Readers, 

F~ First off, MERRY CHRISTMAS from us to you!!! It's that time of year where presents, holidays, parties and of course more food! I hope you are having a great time enjoying yourself, don't think about your work that's piling up in your work tray when you return (ok, bad..that doesn't' really help, does it..haha) ANYWAY, even though I'm suppose to be getting ready in a bit for my christmas dinner party, I'd thought I'd  best give you a recipe now since I'm probably going to be waking up with a hangover from too much fun..Haha! So here's something short, easy that doesn't require too much time even if you are planning to do it on Christmas Day itself. Christmas Butter Cookies!!

Ingredients: Makes 80-90 pieces
6 Egg Yolk
250 grams Butter (room temperature, cubed)
375 grams Flour
125 grams Sugar
1 packet Vanilla Sugar
Cookie Cutters
Rolling Pin
Baking Paper

1. Have the required amount of Flour and Sugar & Vanilla Sugar ready separately on the side beforehand as your hands will be covered in Butter when you need them. On a clean and dry surface, knit with your hands the Butter until you do not feel anymore knobs but a smooth texture.
2. Add the Flour in 3 parts, this makes the process of knitting the Butter and Flour together easier and allows you to see if you have enough Flour and can stop adding before it is too late. (when the Dough starts breaking up easily instead of stinking together, means it is too dry and has to much Flour)
3. Followed by the Sugar and again knit them well before adding in the Egg Yolks.
4. Once the Dough is knitted, roll it into a ball and wrap them in a plastic kitchen wrap and place them in the fridge for at least an hour. This is so the dough can settle. Not doing so can cause the cookie to deform in the oven.
5. After an hour, preheat the oven to 190° celsius, take out the Dough and ready the oven tray with Baking Paper. Sprinkle some Flour on a dry and clean surface and also on your Rolling Pin. Roll the Dough til it is flat, do not make it too thin about 8 mm should be fine.
6. Taking the Cookie Cutter, cut the Dough and take out the shaped Dough and place it onto the oven tray.
7. Put the Cookies into the oven for about 10-11 minutes.
8. Once the are done, let them cool down before putting them into a jar.

Enjoy!! p.s freshly baked cookies when they're still hot are the best! just be sure not to burn your tongue. =D

You can also get creative by adding by Lemon Juice (Lemon Butter Cookies), Raisins, Chocolate Rice/ Sprinkles. 

Alright so no more guilty conscience hanging on me, now I really must dash, Merry Christmas again and see you next week!

Yours Truly,
The Whimsical Buddies


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