Baking marathon! I have been baking almost everyday since last two weeks. So much recipes in my mind to try for CNY.
I have seen a lot this recipe from baking bloggers, melt-in-mouth german cookies. I never tried this cookies before and after seeing so many bloggers rave about this cookies, I told myself, I should try this! The recipe is quite easy and only needs 4 ingredients.
I baked this babe last night. As it is my first time baking german cookies, I will start off with original flavour, vanilla. First thing I reached home after work is get the butter from fridge and leave it at room temperature before I have my dinner. This is what I usually do if I plan to bake for that night. :) As it was my first time tried and baked this cookies, I have nothing to compare whether it is good or not. It is indeed melt in mouth. As I have stuffy nose since yesterday afternoon, it blocked my taste bud. I can't really comment whether it is nice or not. My 3 year old girl, being my biggest fan for now, gave me thumbs up and asking me to pack some in her bento box tomorrow morning before I go to work this morning. LOL.
I bring some to office for my colleagues. Colleagues in 20s commented that it is very nice buttery and vanilla fragrant. The melt-in-mouth texture is good! Colleagues in 30s and over commented that it is too plain and suggested me to mix with ground almond.
Melt-in-mouth German Cookies
(adapted from Small Small Baker)
125g unsalted butter, room temperature
40g sifted icing sugar
125g potato starch
80g superfine flour/cake flour
1 tsp vanilla essence optional
1. Cream the butter and icing sugar together until light and fluffy.
2. Add in vanilla (if any).
3. Sift in potato starch and superfine flour. Mix well with spatula to form a soft dough. Note: my mixture appears too soft, sticky and wet to shape. I keep the dough to chill in the fridge for about 15 minutes.
4. Roll the dough into small balls and arrange on lined baking pan and press lightly with a fork. Remember to dip the fork in the water after each press to prevent cookie dough from sticking to the fork. I didn't in the beginning and the cookie dough keep on sticking on the fork and it really frustrated me and I almost wanted to throw away all the dough! LOL. I keep the dough back to the fridge to chill while waiting the first batch to bake in the oven. You no need to do this if your oven able to bake all at one time (my oven is small).
5. Bake in pre-heated oven at 170degree for 15mins, upper rack (need not bake till cookies turn brown). I baked at 160degree for 16-17 mins as my oven only has even number temperature. :p
Try bake this babe at your own and let me know your verdict!
I am submitting this post to the Bake Along event hosted by Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids, Joyce of Kitchen Flavours and Lena of Frozen Wings for the theme of: Chinese New Year Cookies.