Jumaa Mubarak to all of you, my treasured visitors....
Mmm what did I do yesterday that I didn't update my blog? Oh yes, I wasn't THAT busy but it's just the internet line wasn't so good. Hubby had moved the modem or whatever you called it, to another spot, which makes my internet line downstairs like the Chipsmore cookies...now you see it now you don't! That puts me off but I am not complaining. It's better to have a chipsmore line than not having at all. Alhamdulillah syukur...
I didn't cook lunch yesterday but took mak and Syahmi out for a treat at Kentucky Fried Chicken. Fatin didn't want to tag along as she wanted to enjoy the comfort of her room before she goes back to boarding. So we just bought for her to enjoy it at home. Mak and Syahmi really enjoyed their meals. I didn't eat because I just had some leftovers Roti John from the pasar malam the day before.
In the evening, I made some tart casings for Friday's order and tried this cookies recipe as well. When I read how Ayu's kids enjoyed the cookies, I just thought I had to try it out myself. Alhamdulillah, my family likes them and mak's comment was... the cookies are nice and crunchy! So thanks a bunch to Ayu for sharing this recipe with us and allow me to re-post the recipe here for my future reference and for the reading pleasure of my visitors...
50g castor sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg yolk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
150g cake flour (remove 1 tablespoon)
a pinch of baking powder (I used 1/8 teaspoon)
1 tablespoon milk powder
1 egg white
Dry Demerara sugar for sprinkling (I don't have this, instead, I used colored sugar. Please check Note #4)
1. Cream butter, sugar and salt till pale and fluffy.
2. Add in egg yolk and vanilla. Beat till well incorporated.
3. Sieve in the flour, baking powder and milk powder into the creamed mixture till well combined. Mixture will be breadcrumbs like and will form dough easily. Put dough into a plastic bag and roll it into a flat sheet. Chill in the fridge till harden before cutting out the cookie.
4. Cut out the cookie with cutter.
5. Brush on some egg white and sprinkle dry demerara sugar on the surface.
6. Bake on a lined tray at 180C for 10 minutes. (I used fan oven and baked the cookies at 150 C for 20 minutes.
1. The sprinkling of the dry demerara sugar is optional. If you omit this step, please increase sugar to 60g.
2. Please really only use a pinch of baking powder as you dont want the cookie to be out of shape when it is baking in the oven.
3. Chill the dough again if it is too soft to be cut out
4. For the colored sugar, I placed a spoonful of coarse sugar into a small container. Drop a tint of color onto it. Place the lid and shake.
The cutter that I had used. I bought mine when we went to South Africa long time ago.
Try visiting Gina's Online Shoppe and see what she has in her store. I thought I saw this similar cookie cutter there. If it's out of stock, perhaps you could place and order. All the best!