Cookies..

I love baking.. I dont do it often enough though.

I have been looking for the perfect biscuit recipe (like the ones you get in greek/italian shops), but most of the time I am dissapointed as the end result isnt quite right.

I did some intuitive baking today and came up with a winner of a recipe!  I may try to elimante the egg entirely next time.. but this one is good as is.

You will need:(makes approx 56 single cookies or 28 double cookies)

3 cups plain flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

1 cup pure icing sugar

1 packet (25 gms) vanilla sugar

1 large egg

250 gms unsalted butter (room temperature).

1/3 cup corn flour

For decoration (extra): approx 50 gms dark choc. slivered toasted almonds. choc sprinkles. dessicated coconut. crushed toasted pecans etc.

Method:

Whisk  butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the egg and bind well.

Add all other ingredients and incorporate to make a soft dough. Do not knead.

Pipe onto a baking tray lined with baking paper. Make sure you leave a 2cm gap between each biscuit.

Bake in a preheated 180deg oven for 5-10 mins or until golden (lightly). Bake in middle shelf and check on it  regularly (especially the first batch as you may need to adjust position/oven temp)

Allow to cool before handling as they are quite delicate.

You can eat as is, or decorate. I sandwiched two biscuits with some apricot jam in between, dipped in melted dark chocolate (nestle brand) and same toasted (crushed) slivered almonds.

Arrange in a plate (or cardboard box).. and they make a perfect gift!

Recipe for moroccan inspired biscottis (shown above) will be updated soon

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7 thoughts on “Cookies..

  1. I am assuming you meant which nozzle size I used? I used the Star 1M from the wilton icing nozzles pack.

    The piping bag was just a medium size plastic disposbale one.

    The tip to piping this mix is make sure you are not working in a cold environment as the dough will stiffen. Work as soon as you mix is at can also dry out and do not over fill your piping bag. I only fill it about 1/3 of the way at a time. If you must leave it for a bit.. cover with cling wrap well and a clean tea-towel. When ready to pipe warm between your hands to make it more easy to pipe before or after you fill it in the piping bag.

    Hope it goes well for you!

  2. These cookies were delicious!! I would honestly recommend these to everyone! it taste like the store bought ones 😀

  3. Yes these cookies are delicious – I’ve made them three times 🙂 its very easy mashallah
    Jazakallah for sharing the recipe 🙂

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