Sunday, September 16, 2007

Shortbread



We bake these cookies specially for Sue Jean's teachers.

Her form teacher, Mrs Lee and two chinese teachers from Peiying Primary School. On Saturday (1 sept), Sue Jean gave the cookies to her piano teacher, Mr Tan from YAMAHA Music School, SunPlaza.

Shortbread of Love
makes about 90 cookies



Ingredients:


250g butter


120g castor sugar


250g plain flour


120g rice flour


Some coloured sugar for decoration.




Method:


Cream the butter and castor sugar in a mixing bowl. Add all the dry ingredients to form a dough. Do not over-mix.


Roll the dough into about 1/2 cm thickness. Cut it out with cookie cutter and place it on a greased baking tray. Sprinkle some coloured sugar on the cookies and bake in the preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes at 160 - 170 deg C. Rotate the tray if needed.


Leave the cookies to cool down completely before storing them in the air-tight containers.



Variation:


1) Add 2 tsp of freshly grated fresh orange/lemon rind to make Orange/Lemon Shortbread.


2) Replace 3 tbsp of plain flour with cocoa powder to make Chocolate Shortbread.


3) Add 1 tbsp of instant coffee while creaming the butter and castor sugar to make Coffee Shortbread.




1 comment:

Nagore Hanifa Collection said...

wow, your cookies look yummy. could you pls tell me where to buy colored sugar in Singapore. Appreciate your feedback.