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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Melt-in-the-mouth Butter Cookies (aka German Cookies) 【入口即化的】德国酥饼

本来是没有这么快上这道的,但是“有人”要食谱,我想还是让它插队快快post上来。

这酥饼在网络里已经盛行了很久,许多网友做了都赞不绝口。我一直不为所动,因为其实我不是很爱吃酥酥的饼干,讨厌饼干粘牙,卡喉咙,还没吃先碎在手里。

通常很多饼干食谱都加入栗粉到面粉里来使饼干酥松,这个食谱用的却是马铃薯粉。虽然同为starch,但两者还是有差。煮菜时用来勾芡就可以感觉不同。

因为看到太多好评,逛超市时我还是忍不住拿了包马铃薯粉备用。


马铃薯粉买了大半年都还没尝试这款饼干,刚好昨天有个小空隙,加上华人新年就快到了,于是我小试做了一点。

可能是使用马铃薯粉的缘故,我担心的通通没有出现。这饼干入口即化但是却不粘牙,不会卡在喉咙。很轻盈,会在不知不觉中吃很多。


这是我做过材料最少,做法最简单的饼干。基本上牛油和马铃薯粉的比例是一比一,面粉的比例大概是马铃薯粉的一半,还有适量糖粉。饼干的香就靠材料里的牛油,所以建议使用品质好的牛油。

我担心面团难操作,又担心饼干会太松散(还没吃就碎了),所以用的配方面粉比例比较高。

I am submitting this to Aspiring Bakers # 3: My Favorite CNY Cookie (Jan 2011) hosted by j3ss kitch3n.

If you are a new baker and would like to bake something and receive “Wow” from relatives and friends during Chinese New Year, I strongly recommend this cookie. It is very easy to make and the end result is “Wow” (at least to people who like melt-in-the-mouth type of cookies).

Ingredients:
125g butter, soften at room temperature (I used salted butter)
40g icing sugar
125g potato starch (马铃薯粉/上等生粉/风车粉/太白粉)
80g superfine flour (can be replaced by plain flour)

Method:
1) Beat butter and icing sugar till fluffy and lighter in colour, sift in potato starch and flour, mix to form a soft dough.
2) Roll into small ball, arrange on lined baking pan and press lightly with a fork. Bake in preheated oven at 150C for 20 mins, upper rack (need not bake till cookies turn brown).

Note:
1) I measured each cookie dough with ½ tbsp measuring spoon, made 62pcs. I think the size is just nice.
2) To prevent cookie dough from sticking on fork, dip the fork in water before each use.

53 comments:

  1. Wow... You certainly got me interested in this cookie... Thanks for sharing... I wanna ask, how do you store your cookies...

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  2. 我也是瞄准了这个,希望找到时间就开工:)

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  3. this is also 1 of my favorite! very yummy! yours look great angela!

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  4. hallo! I am here to eat cookies lo. Looks like everyone is busy for CNY cookies again.

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  5. 这个真的好好吃, 我要做了。 先拿你的来吃!

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  6. 每年新年必做的年饼之一...不过每次把人家的圆身体揉成椭圆..=.=''

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  7. Looks really cute! I think I will try this some day - I like that it makes a lot as I like to share what I bake!

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  8. "Melt in mouth" cookies are my favourite! Looks yummy! Can I replace potato flour with tapioca flour?

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  9. Oh by the look of it, could tell it's so buttery! Thanks for sahring.

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  10. I have heard the good reviews about this cookie. But don't dare to try it cos I heard the dough is very sticky and difficult to handle. But after seeing yours, I must buy the potato flour and try it soon!

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  11. Wendy,

    Yes, this is very light and melt-in-the-mouth type. If you want to increase the melt-in-the-mouth effect, cut down the amount of flour used.

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  12. hanishi,

    I store my cookies in airtight container in room temperature.

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  13. 鲸鱼,

    这个很简单,不会费时,买了材料就快到开工吧。

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  14. j3ss/ The Sweetylicious,

    Thank you.

    Jane,
    Great to see you back. Please help yourself with the cookies.

    Min,
    请自便,到时你做了记得请我吃。

    Jasmine,
    不客气。记得要做哦!

    wheat,
    椭圆的也美啊!

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  15. PlumLeaf 李葉,

    This recipe size seems to make a lot (62pcs) but it can be finished very fast. So I suggest you double the amount.

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  16. Vivian,

    I think it is not adviable to replace potapo starch with tapioca flour. I only use tapioca flour foor kueh bangkit. If you really can't find potato starch, I think the closer match will be cornstarch.

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  17. Honey boy,

    You are welcome!

    These cookies are buttery but light and not oily.

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  18. SSB,

    I don't think the dough is sticky and difficult to handle. Do try it out soon and share your verdict.

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  19. 我也做了,我是用piping bag,比较快 ;D

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  20. Thank you for sharing the recipe, I have tried to make this, I love it, really melt in the mouth, may be next time I can add orange or lemon essence.

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  21. 感谢你的sharing~我试了。。这个食谱。。好好吃的饼干。。呵呵呵。。。。

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  22. HI angela

    can i replace the salted
    butter with unsalted butter? thks
    octopusmum

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  23. i made these today, i think it tastes abit like the "dragon biscuits"....
    wonder if i got it right?

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  24. Anncoo,

    我也想过用piping bag,但是我还没掌握piping,想想还是乖乖一粒粒搓。

    好想看你的piped german cookies,可以post上来吗?

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  25. octopusmum,

    Sure, you may use unsalted butter as you like.

    Salted or unsalted is personal preference, it won't affect the texture of the cookies but personally I like a hint of salty taste in my butter cookies, that's why I used salted butter.

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  26. kaka.C ,

    Yes. The texture is sort of like "dragon biscuit" but I think that this is more fluffy and airy whereas the "dragon biscuit" I tasted before is more "powdery" and the butter taste is not so prominent.

    Btw, Dragon biscuit used custurf powder and cornflour.

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  27. Baked these, tried these, Love these, and DEFINITELY will make them again!!! They're so easy to make but yet sooo soo good! my family members are going to gain a few pounds because of these, they're too good and non-stoppable!!

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  28. I tried baking these for CNY ! And THANK YOU SO MUCH! Everyone loved them! I had to give some of my aunts the recipe too!

    I made them a little smaller, but they all looked so cute all the same!
    (http://theparfaitprincey.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/img_1254.jpg)

    Looking forward to learning from recipes from you! (^_^)

    Happy Lunar New year~!

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  29. can i add chocolate chip or mayb pecan nuts?

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  30. i made 2 batches of these today and they turned out good. i followed the recipe exactly but i added choc chips and lemon zest to each batch. my gurl who is my cookie tester love them both! it's so melt in the mouth and not oily. i will definitely try again with different variations of color and taste the next time.

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  31. Mylittleworld,

    I am sorry that I have missed your comment. Yes. You may add chcocolate chips or nuts. I have even added pork floss and it turned out nice too.

    Happy trying!

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  32. Anonymous,

    I like the idea of adding lemon zest, I am sure it makes the cookkie tasted more refreshing.

    Btw, do leave your name when you comment next time ok? So that I can recognize you. )

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  33. Hi, is potato flour same as potato starch? Tq

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  34. Just tried, it's really cool.. Thanks for sharing!

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  35. 很喜欢你的部落格~
    这款饼干看起来真诱人,一定很好吃!
    我也想试试,谢谢无私分享~

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    1. caterpillar

      谢谢你的支持和鼓励。

      这饼干很多人做了都赞不绝口,你也试试看。

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  36. Must use Icing sugar? Can I use the plain white sugar instead? Actually what is the difference?

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    1. Hi Anonymous,

      I tink icing sugar gives you more melt-in-the-mouth effect. I have never tried replacing it with normal sugar. Maybe you can try.

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  37. hi Angel,
    Thank you for the recipe.. i've made it last weekend and it turned out good! really nice and melt in mouth.. :) i made it for this coming Hari Raya.. thank you!

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    1. Hi Deng Hasbi,

      Woh nice to hear that. Hope your guests will enjoy these cookies as much as you do.

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  38. May i know what brand of butter is good? Last year i have followed the recipe and used the star butter bought in bakery shop. It turned to be too soft and difficult to hold it. Please advise. Thanks.

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    1. Hi Anonymous,

      Do you mean SCS brand? I also use this brand of butter. If you find it too soft maybe you have over beat or the butter is too soft before using.

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  39. Hi,

    The potato flour and potato starch are same?

    Thanks

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    1. Hi onncheng,

      Sorry for the late reply. They are the same.

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  40. Hi,

    Can I use castor sugar instead of icing sugar?

    thanks,
    mei

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    1. Hi Mei,

      I don't think you will get the same texture if using castor sugar, I would recommend you stick to icing sugar.

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