Monday, February 2, 2015

CNY 2015 Flower Shape German Cookies [花花德式酥饼]

Compared this recipe shared by Jozelyn with Ann's which is basically the same. The difference is only the quantity of plain flour used in the 2 recipes.
I chose to try Jozelyn's first, cos' the quantity is doubled that of Ann's and I didn't have to do some calculation as I wanted to make a bigger portion.
Verdict - these cookies are buttery, fine and crispy.   Melts in the mouth too.  It's a keeper.  The dough is easy to prepare and handle.  I used cherry bits instead of chocolate chips since it is for CNY [ang ang, good lah].  My hubby's expression was 'hmmmm.......' which means 'GOOD'.
Since these cookies are so good, I'll be baking another batch using Ann's Chocolate Marble Cookies recipe.
Recipe Source - Adapted from Spice Up My Kitchen
Ingredients [材料]
[makes 105 pieces]
250 gm butter [牛油]
80 gm icing sugar - sifted [糖粉]
250 gm potato starch - sifted [马铃薯粉]
100 gm plain flour - sifted twice [面粉]
Decoration [装饰]
Some cherry bits or chocolate chips [适量 巧克力豆]
  1. Beat butter and icing sugar until light and fluffy.  Fold in sifted flours and mix well.
  2. Fill the dough into nozzle mould of your choice, press it with the thumb into the baking tray lined with parchment paper.  Place a small cherry bit on top of the flower cookie dough.
  3. Bake in pre-heated oven at 170 degree Celsius for 15 minutes on middle rack.
  4. Remove to cool on wire rack before storing in air-tight container.

    I'm submitting this post to Best Recipes for Everyone Jan and Feb 2015 Event Theme: My Homemade Cookies by Fion of XuanHom's Mom and co-host by Victoria Baking Into The Ether

hosted by Miss B of Everybody Eats Well In Flanders
and co-hosted by Charmaine of Mimi Bakery House

I am also submitting this to the "Cook & Celebrate: CNY 2015" event hosted by Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids, co-hosted by Yen of Eat Your Heart Out and Diana of The Domestic Goddess Wannabe.


Victoria Bakes said...

piped german cookies.. that's first time i'd seen... you just gave these little ones a totally new makeover!

thanks for supporting Best Recipes!

Karen Luvswesavory said...

Lovely foral design cookies !

PH said...

Kimmy, this cookie is so pretty! I will have to bookmark and KIV for another time. Somehow the cookie baking mood didn't kick in this year hah..hah...

Kimmy said...

Hi Victoria, the idea is from Jozelyn. It's just that we have different rosette moulds that give different flower designs. Honestly,I tried a few, this one looks best of all the moulds that I have.

Kimmy said...

Hi Karen, it is not only nice to look but these cookies are lovely, crunchy and crispy. Melt in the mouth too. I baked these for my neighbour and she was so astonished that these cookies looks and tastes good.

Kimmy said...

Hi Phong Hong, smart lady. Making cookies is no fun if you are making a big quantity and so much variety. At the end of the day, these are all for giveaways and when there is so many chores to attend too, hehehe!.

mui mui said...

Hi Kimmy,
I love German cookies too.
Yours is lovely with the piped flower and cherry topping.
Ang Ang Ho!! :D

Fion said...

Pretty flower shape!I never pipe my german cookies before,looks more elegance and easy..

Kimmy said...

Hi Mui Mui, initially I wanted to use choc chips like Jozelyn, then I think for CNY better use cherries, old fashion, lol.

ann low said...

Hi Kimmy, I like your flower shape cookies. Very nice job :)

DomesticGoddessWannabe said...

HI Kimmy, lovely flower shapes! Thanks for sharing :)

Kimmy said...

Hi Diana, yes I like these flower shape cookies that melt in the mouth, tasty and looks good. My neighbour was so happy, I baked these for her.

Unknown said...

Can i use Tapioca flou to replace Potato starch.

Kimmy said...

Hi Annie, if I remembered well, I think Ann mentioned using corn flour or potato starch. Potato starch is available at most supermarkets. Happy baking.

Baby Sumo said...

Hi Kimmy, these look very good! Ang ang indeed with the red centre.

Kimmy said...

Hi Yen, if you are a Chinese everything related to Chinese New Year must be red, red and red. So for CNY use red cherries, for Deepavali or Raya can use green cherries and Christmas can use all the 3 colours [red, green and black [choc chips]. So versatile even with cookies, hehehe!