Jul 27, 2011

ShortBread Cookies

ShortBread Cookies
Hai Guys..This is a dish which I made specially for the contest “ Cooking is Child’s Play” in Women’s Web...Since I don’t have any kids,I made this with my little sister....I waited for such a long time to make this one,and as soon as I saw the contest,I thought this one will be the right recipe for the theme and immediately I made it.....Please wish me to win this contest...This is a great cookie dish that can be cooked with your kid..Probably you could make the dough and leave the cutting of the cookie job to your kids,They will Love it..Infact you could use any funny shape by using different cutters...It takes very little time to bake and make..It just melts in your mouth when you bite into it..So make this cookie and let me know what you think..


Ingrediants:

Flour- 150 gm / 1 1/3 cup
Butter-100 gm / 4 ounces / 1/4 pound
Salt a pinch
Icing Sugar(Confectioner Sugar)-50 gm / 1/2 cup
Vanilla-1 tsp

For Icing:

Dark chocolate-1 cup chopped

Method:

Preheat the oven to 170° C (350° F).Line a tray with foil or parchment paper.

In a mixing bowl add in butter and sugar and beat til creamy..

Add in vanilla and beat well..

Add in flour and salt and blend till combined.

Tip this dough into a plastic wrap and flatten it slightly.Place this in a metal plate and chill in the fridge for 1-2 hours..

Take the disc out of the fridge and roll it in a lightly floured surface(I used sheet of parchment paper underneath and floured it slightly and rolled the dough)..

Take a cookie cutter of your choice and dip it in flour and cut the dough with this..

Place this in tray and put it in fridge for 5 min.

Remove it and bake it in the oven for 7-10 min until light golden.

When it is cooked remove from the oven and cool it in a wire rack...

In the mean time melt the chocolate in a double boiler (Place a bowl of chopped chocolate over a bowl of simmering water,stir it till the chocolate melts and becomes smooth).If the chocolate gets too thick,you could add a tblspn of boiling water in the chocolate and stir it till it gets smooth.

Dip each cooled cookies in melted chocolate and arrange it in a plate.

You form any pattern or design in this...Let it rest for 1 hour till the chocolate sets..

Serve and enjoy..

Pictorial:

Grab your ingrediants


dump in butter and sugar in a bowl and cream it


add vanilla to the creamed butter and sugar


tip in the flour and.....


salt...Fold gently


till combined
tip this into a plastic wrap and chilli it


remove the chilled dough and roll it..Using your favorite cutter cut it..

Ready to bake..

baked to perfection..OOPS!! one cookie missing...Sorry its in my little sister's hand...

Allow to cool completely
Place chocolate in a bowl and melt it over double boiler...melt untill it gets smooth
spoon this over the cookie

spread gently...

All cookie iced and looks delicious..Let it cool

Enjoy ...
This looks stunning..Perfect for valentines day too...

20 comments:

  1. that's a yummy cookies looks so crispy..

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  2. These look heavenly. I am going to copy the recipe and make them soon.

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  3. Lovely cookies, I would loves to have a dozen, please!

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  4. I like these cookies so much, and trey´re really too easy, to make with children, like you.
    Kisses.

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  5. yumm .. very buttery..

    Send in your baked goods before aug 1st .. check 'Only-Baked' Event

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  6. Thanks a lot for sharing the step by step cookies preparation for us. Looks awesome!

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  7. Wow!!!!!!!.. Looks Yummyyyyy..

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  8. Unas galletitas todo corazón!!!!!
    Besos

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  9. Thank you so much for your entry Aarthi! The cookies sure look tempting to me and I'm sure kids will have fun both making and eating them. Just 5 more days to go for the contest to end...so hold on!

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  10. ¡Qué buenas y bonitas! ¡Me gusta como te han quedado! Besos y feliz día.

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  11. the cookies look so cute and amazing !

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  12. Lovely.. I like its shape..

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  13. Cute heart shape cookies.....
    www.savitharajsspiceland.blogspot.com

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  14. The cookies look superb..esp the heart shape :)
    Nice recipe and clicks are superb..
    Happy Blogging
    Rujuta
    http://theworldaccordingtorujuta.blogspot.com/

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  15. absolutely love your step by step pics as always :)

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