I waited until the very last minute before deciding to bake. My favourite baker, who is also my dear childhood friend couldn’t bake this year and I guess she is busy with her little son.
I am hooked to Siew Li’s cookies and I have never come across any as good as hers. No way I am going to spend so much for cookies this year (am surprise how expensive they are this year) if it is not from Siew Li.
Hence I decided to bake this year.
I googled for a few simple cookie recipes. German Butter Cookies is one of it and surprisingly every recipe I found and compared online is similar as follow:
- 250g butter
- 80g icing ( I added a little more)
- 250g potato starch
- 160g cake four (I used self raising flour)
- 1tsp vanilla essence
- Beat butter and icing till fluffy. Add in vanilla essence
- Sieve in flour mixture to form a soft dough
- Roll into small balls (about 2cm), arrange on tray and lightly press with a fork (dip water to prevent dough from sticking to the fork)
- Bake at 150C for 20mins
Baking German Cookies is rather straight forward. But I was inexperience hence I burnt some of my cookies due to wrong positioning.
- I did a mistake on the second time by putting the tray at the lower rack where its too hot. Should use the middle rack instead.
- I left them sitting in the hot oven very long instead of removing the cookies onto wire rack. Ended up getting some cookies which was burnt at the bottom. *sob*