Melting moments

2016-10-26 06:00
Melting moments. Photo: sourced

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Ingredients:
*100g (3/4 cup) plain flour
*30g (2 tbsp) cornflour
*60g (1/2 cup) icing sugar
*100g (1/2 cup) butter
*2 tbsp milk (optional)
*1 tsp vanilla extract
Method:

1. Sieve the flour and the cornflour together into a bowl.

2. In another bowl mix in the butter and the sugar with a hand blender or a wire whisk or put in the stand mixer with the paddle attachment and blend until smooth and creamy.

3. Put in the flour mixture and vanilla extract and mix until smooth and there are no lumps. Add a little milk only id the dough is stiff.

4. Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees.

5. Put the entire mixture into a piping bag fitted with a star nozzle and pipe into stars (rosettes) on a lightly greased baking tin or a tin lined with baking parchment.

6. Alternatively make small balls, flatten lightly with your palms and bake.

7. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until the cookies turn golden brown at the edges.

The baking time depends on the size of the cookies. It could be 8 to 10 minutes for small cookies and 10 to 12 minutes for larger cookies.
Make sure you keep a close watch on your oven and take the cookies off after you see them turning golden brown at the edges.

*Makes 48 1/2” cookies or 24 round cookies.

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