Saturday, January 29, 2011

Osmanthus Cookies

The dried osmanthus adds a nice osmanthus fragrance to the cookies.  


100g Butter
100g Icing sugar
1 egg + 1 egg yolk (beaten)

(A) - mix together:
150g plain flour
20g corn flour
50g ground almond
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tbsp dried osmanthus (桂花)

Black and white sesame seeds (optional)

Method :

1) Cream butter and icing sugar till light and fluffy.
2) Add half the beaten egg, beat well and add the other half .  Beat till fluffy. 
3) Add flour mixture (A) and mix to form a soft dough.  Divide dough into 2 portions.
4) Wrap each dough in clingwrap and chill in fridge for 30 minutes.

5) Dust a sheet of baking paper with plain flour, place a piece of dough at the centre and cover with clingwrap.  Roll the dough with a rolling pin between the baking paper and clingwrap.  Place the rolled dough on baking tray and chill in fridge for another 15 minutes.  
6) Repeat step 5 for the other piece of dough.  
7) Dust your cookie cutter with plain flour, stamp your cookie cutter over the chilled rolled dough and transfer the cookies to baking trays lined with baking paper.
8) Sprinkle sesame seeds on top of cookies and bake at preheated oven at 160C for 25 to 30 mins.
9) Cool completely before storing in air tight containers.

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