Friday 14 November 2014

Cookie Cutter Recipe 造型压模饼干(中英食谱教程)

Yesterday was the last day of school term for my little boy. When he came home, he was kind of sad as he would not be going back to the holding school where the Primary 1 and 2 students are attending this year due to the school construction of an indoor sports hall and classroom blocks at the main school campus. I know he would miss the Chess corner most as that's where he and his good friends would play chess (moving giant Chess pieces which are slightly shorter than the children but light weight) every morning before lessons starts. 

I suggested baking some cookies together and that cheered him up. He was excited to use the Tovolo Numbers Fun cookie cutters which I have received recently.  He enjoyed cutting out the shapes and using the template to press on the dough. We had a fun time baking and bonding together. Best, we love the cookies that we have baked using this recipe from a famous Japanese baker! 

School holidays are here, how about trying this cookie cutter recipe with your kids and have fun baking cookies at home? Scroll down to find out how you can win yourself this set of Tovolo Numbers Fun cookie cutters and other Tovolo items.  

Easy Cookie Cutter Recipe 

Ingredients: (makes about 12 pieces of round cookies of 8cm diameter)

Plain Cookie:
60g unsalted butter
50g icing sugar (I reduced to 40g) 
Pinch of salt
25g egg or whipping cream *
125g cake flour (I increased to 140g)

Chocolate cookie:
60g unsalted butter
50g icing sugar
Pinch of salt
25g egg or whipping cream *
125g cake flour (I increased to 130g) 
10g unsweetened cocoa powder

* I used one 60g egg, divided into half, one portion for making the plain cookie and the other portion for making the chocolate cookie. 


60克 无盐奶油
50克 糖粉 (我用40克) 
少许 盐
25克 蛋液或鲜奶油 *
125克 低筋面粉 (我用140克)

60克 无盐奶油
50克 糖粉
少许 盐
25克 蛋液或鲜奶油 *
125克 低筋面粉 (我用130克)
10克 无糖可可粉


Advance preparation work 事前准备工作:
1. Bring the butter and egg to room temperature. (Do not over softened butter. Gently press the top of butter with your finger, if an indentation remains but still hold the shape then it is perfectly softened. Beat the egg before weighing. ) 
1。 将奶油和鸡蛋恢复至室温。奶油不要回温到太软的状态,只要手指压按有痕迹的程度就好,鸡蛋需先打散后再称量。)

2. For plain cookies, just sift the cake flour. For chocolate cookies, mix the cake flour with cocoa powder before sifting. 

Methods 方法:
1. In a large bowl. use a hand whisk to beat the butter till creamy before adding in the icing sugar. Beat till well combined before adding salt.   


2.  Add the egg or whipping cream in a few additions and beat till well combined. 


3. Add in the cake flour or cake flour and cocoa powder mixture. Use a spatula to mix the flour in. Rotate the mixing bowl slowly as you mix into a cookie dough, press outwards.

3。加入低筋面粉或低筋面粉和可可粉,括刀搅拌,混合粉类。 慢慢转动搅拌盆,括刀按压面团,由内向外挤压成团状。

 The Tovolo Gingerbread cookie spatula is used here.
Top Row - Making of plain cookie dough
Bottom Row - Making of chocolate cookie dough 

4. Put the cookie dough into a plastic bag, use a rolling pin to roll it flat into a sheet of 18cm x 15cm x 0.7cm. Refrigerate for at least an hour. 

4。将面团放入塑胶袋中,用橄面棍杆开成为一张18cm x 15cm x 0.7cm 的面皮。放入冰箱休息至少一小时。

5. Cut open the plastic bag with a pair of scissors. Sprinkle/dip the cookie cutter with some flour before cutting out shapes. Gather the remaining dough, roll flat and cut out more shapes. Place the cookies neatly on a baking pan laid with baking paper. 


My son had great fun using the Tovolo Number fun cookie cutters to cut out the shape and used the templates to press on the cut-out dough. I gathered the small pieces of remaining dough and shaped into little flowers. 

6.  Bake in a preheated oven at 150 degrees Celcius, top and bottom heat fan forced, for 10 to 12 minutes. (For my Brandt oven, I used the traditional pulse function and baked for 12 minutes.)


7. Remove from oven. Allow cookies to cool on the baking tray for about 5 minutes (to prevent breakage) before you transfer to a wire rack to cool down further.


This post is also linked to the event Cook Your Books #18 organised by Joyce of Kitchen Flavours

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Aunty Young(安迪漾) said...


QembarDelites said...

wow! I love the spatulas, so cute, pity I can't join in:P Those cookies cutters are very handy items to have around the kitchen too.

mui mui said...

Hi Cheryl,
I love to bake with my kids too.
It is a good bonding time with them.
Oh! I love all your gifts but too bad I'm in Malaysia.

LY's Kitchen Ventures said...

Lovely items from Tovolo!! Wish to own them!

kitchen flavours said...

Hi Cheryl,
Lovely cookies! I can see why your son is happy baking these cookies! He must have enjoyed them with glasses of milk!
Wonderful gifts for the Christmas season!
Thanks for linking!

ann low said...

Hi Cheryl, Is really fun to bake together with your son. I'm sure he enjoyed playing with flour :D

Karen Luvswesavory said...

Lovely cookies ! Yeah it's fun baking together with kids.
Nice Ginger Girl cookie cutter ... and the cute spatula. Ok ok must join the fun ^-^!

Zoe said...

Hi Cheryl,

Love these cool tools :D Too bad that I can't win these :(

I'm also organizing a giveaway too and it is for everybody. Hope that you are a one of them :D


My Little Space said...

Wow... what a fabulous giveaway. Love those spatulas.
Have a great week ahead dear.
Blessings, Kristy