I felt inspired to post after such a long rest in April. Since I missed out my coworker's birthday last week, I decided to make some cookies for her. I'm not a very confident cookie baker since I never seem to get the temperature correct and always end up with burnt cookies. This time I actually tested out the temperature with 1 cookie and adjusted accordingly for the rest. However, decorating the them was the most fun. I even made some with my neighbor's children's names and gave out some to them.
For my lovely Xavi--
Greeting Card Cookie(from Skybake)
Cake flour 160g
Bread flour 40g
Cocoa powder 1 tablespoon
Milk chocolate 50g
1. Beat the softened butter with the sugar until it becomes fluffy.
2. Break up the egg a little and add it into the butter mixture in several additions.
3. Mix in the sifted flours and mix into a dough.
4. Divide the dough into two parts.
5. Add the cocoa powder to one half of the dough.
6. Roll out both half of doughs into a 0.5cm thickeness.
7. Put the doughs in the freezer for about 5 minutes to harden a little bit.
8. Use the rectangular fluted cookie cutters to cut the doughs.
9. Use a heart shaped the cutter to cut a heart into every rectangular shape.
10. Replace all the chocolate hearts with the plain hearts and vice versa.
11. Pre heat the oven to 355F and bake for 12 minutes.
12. Heat the milk chocolate bain marie, and decorate the cookies as you please.