May 02, 2013

Shaped Butter Cookies

200gm plain flour
100gm cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes
100gm icing sugar
1 egg yolk

  1. Preheat oven at 180 degrees.
  2. Mix flour and icing sugar well.
  3. Using hands, rub butter, flour, icing sugar until the mixture resemble bread crumbs.
  4. Add egg yolk and knead until it forms a dough.
  5. Roll out dough until 2 mm thickness
  6. Cut out shape and place on baking paper
  7. Bake at 180 degrees for 15 to 20 mins. The cookies will appear pale and not golden browned.
  8. Cool on rack immediately after taken out of oven.
  9. Store in airtight containers.

  • There's no need to knead the dough excessively, else the cookies will turned out hard.
  • You can use 2 tablespoons of plain flour for dusting to prevent sticking. Alternatively, you can roll the dough between two pieces of baking paper before cutting with mould.