Skip to main content
logo
Food Advertising by

German Butter Cookies CNY 2015 ~ 德国牛油曲奇


These cookies certainly do not need much introduction as they have been circulating among food blogs for quite some time, more so at this time of the year.   I've bookmarked this since last year and only had the time to make them now.  I made some plain ones as well as marbled ones. There are other flavours as well but for the time being, I can only make do with these.  Also this will be my last post before I take a break to celebrate the Lunar Chinese New Year with my family, relatives and friends.






Recipe for German Butter Cookies ~ 德国牛油曲奇 (adapted from 'here' with slight modification)

Ingredients

  • 250 gm butter
  • 80 gm icing sugar (sifted)
  • 250 gm potato starch flour
  • 130 gm plain flour
  • 1.1/2 tsp Valrhona cocoa powder (sifted)
Method
  1. Sift potato starch flour and plain flour, set aside.
  2. Beat butter and icing sugar till fluffy.
  3. Fold in the sifted flours, mix well.
  4. Let dough rest for 15 mins.
  5. Take 1/4 portion of dough and mix with the cocoa powder.
  6. For the plain ones, just pinch some dough, roll into a ball and place on a parchment lined baking tray.
  7. For the marbled ones, take a pinch of cocoa dough and some plain dough, roll into a ball and palce on the baking tray.
  8. Slightly press with a fork, dip fork in water after each press or two to prevent dough from sticking onto the fork.
  9. Bake in 150 to 170 deg.C for about 15 to 20 mins.  No need to bake till brown.
  10. Let cookies cool on a wire rack before transferring them into an airtight cookie jar.
  11. Yield :  108 cookies, depending on size.



Wishing all my readers and friends, a
 Very Prosperous, Healthy, Wealthy and Successful Year of the Ram and may your days be filled with much joy, peace and laughter




  I'm linking this post to Best Recipes for Everyone Jan. & Feb.2015 Event:  Theme
My Homemade Cookies by Fion of  XuanHom's Mom and co-hosted by
Victoria of  Baking Into The Ether
also to
'My Treasured Recipes #5 - Chinese New Year Goodies (Jan/Feb 2015)' hosted by
Miss B of  Everybody Eats Well in Flanders and co-hosted by
Charmaine of  Mimi Bakery House

and to




Cook and Celebrate : CNY 2015, Yen from Eat your Heart Out,
Diana from Domestic Goddess Wannabe and Zoe from  Bake for Happy Kids

Comments

  1. I mean truly, your marbled ones remind me of the "go li " I used to play with during childhood.. They r so pretty my eyebrows knitted when I saw it... Very nice job!

    Thanks for sharing this with best recipes

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hi Cheah,

    These melt-in-the-mouth cookies look fabulous!

    Zoe

    ReplyDelete
  3. Yep, these are like everywhere! Happy Chinese New Year in advance ...Gong Xi Fa Cai! ^.^

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Gong Xi Fa Cai to you and your family too!

      Delete
  4. I appreciate your work & recipe. Sure, I will try it on this valentine day for someone

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hi Soke Hah, I made these too late otherwise I would have baked another batch. They are so good, after giving away some, the balance already finished. Looks like I have to make more next time. Happy Chinese New Year to you and family.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, these cookies are a hit with my family too! Gong Xi Fa Cai to you and your family too!

      Delete
  6. They are very pretty and I love the marbled effect.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, they remind me of the marbles I used to play with when I was a kid!

      Delete
  7. Thanks for sharing your recipes. Lovely☆☆☆wishing you properous year of goat:)))

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You're most welcome. Happy New Year to you and your family too!

      Delete
  8. Wishing you and family a very happy and prosperous Chinese New Year, Cheah.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Gong Xi Fa Cai to you and your family too, Veronica!

      Delete
  9. Hi Cheah , love these cookies , thanks for sharing

    ReplyDelete
  10. Hi Cheah,
    You made your German cookies so neat and nicely.
    Love the marble ones very much! They are nice to see, yummy to eat :D
    Happy Chinese New Year to you! 新年喜羊羊!
    mui

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ha, ha, very well said, nice to see and yummy to eat. Gong Xi Fa Cai to you and your family too!

      Delete
  11. These cookies look so cute and delicious! I haven't seen them anywhere yet :) I guess I will have to try them

    ReplyDelete
  12. Sokehah I think it is definitely time for me to try making this. So pretty!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Hi Cheah! I like the marbling effect on these cookies. Here's wishing your and your family Gong Xi Fa Cai!

    ReplyDelete
  14. It's really melt in mouth,love the two colour of your german cookies

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Thanks for dropping by. Please click on 'Anonymous' if you do not have a blog but do leave your name after the comment because I would like to know who you are.

Popular posts from this blog

Marble Castella Cake ~ 长崎蛋糕

What's for tea?  A soft, light and non-greasy Marble Castella ~  Kasutera cake.  I didn't line the pan with foil this time, only with parchment paper and was very pleased that the bottom of the cake didn't stick onto the paper and yielded a perfect brown base.  Indeed a delicious cake to be enjoyed at any time of the day.




Marble Castella Cake  ~    长崎蛋糕

Ingredients
120 gm high protein flour, sift twice5 egg whites5 egg yolks100 gm caster sugar20 ml honey4 tsp Cointreau1/2 Tbsp cocoa powder + 1/2 Tbsp hot waterMethod Line an 8 inch square pan with parchment paper, set aside.Mix honey with Cointreau, set aside.Beat egg whites till foamy, add in sugar gradually and beat till firm but not dry.Add in egg yolks one @ a time, on low speed and combine till creamy.Add in sifted high protein flour in 3 batches, mix on low speed till no traces of flour are visible.Add in honey Cointreau mixture on low speed.Pour batter through a sieve into a large bowl, weigh out 120 gm and in cocoa mix…

Chinese Pumpkin Pancake ~ 金瓜饼

This pumpkin pancake is soft and delicate and not too sweet as the sweetness is only from the red bean paste filling.   For a crispy pancake you can deep-fry them but I chose to just shallow pan-fry them in a non-stick pan.   This is great to serve as a tea-time snack over a cup of brimming hot Chinese tea.


Chinese Pumpkin Pancake ~ 金瓜饼(adapted from  'here' )

Ingredients
150 gm pumpkin, steamed (should get around 350 gm raw pumpkin))100 gm glutinous rice flour100 gm red bean pasteSesame seeds (optional)Method Peel the pumpkin, remove the seeds and steam the pumpkin.  Once soft, drain off water and mash it up.  Weigh out 150 gm.Add in half glutinous rice flour and mix well.  Continue to mix in the glutinous rice flour and lightly knead till the dough does not stick to your hands.Wrap the pumpkin dough with some red bean paste, roll and shape it into a round ball.  Gently flatten it to a round disc on your palm or with a rolling pin between plastic sheet.  Sprinkle on some sesame …

Chia Seed Banana Bread ~ 香蕉种子蛋糕

This moist Chia Seed Banana bread makes a great snack or a quick breakfast.  Loaded with chia seeds and lots of banana flavour, one can enjoy it with a cup of steaming hot coffee or tea.






Chia Seed Banana Bread ~   香蕉种子蛋糕
Ingredients 

150 gm plain flour90 gm wholemeal flour1 tsp bicarbonate of soda2 'L' eggs3 Tbsp Chia seeds1/8 tsp salt55 gm caster sugar55 gm brown sugar (I used Muscovado sugar)300 gm over ripe bananas, mashed. (about 3 bananas)1/2 cup canola oil1 tsp vanilla1/2 tsp cinnamon1/3 cup Buttermilk (1/3 cup milk + 1 tsp vinegar or lemon juice)1 banana, slit into halfMethod Line a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan with parchment paper, set aside.Mix the  buttermilk and let it sit for about 10 mins. or more.Whisk the plain flour, wholemeal flour, salt and bicarbonate of soda thoroughly.Add in the chia seeds and cinnamon.  Mix well.In another bowl, beat the eggs, caster sugar, muscovado sugar, oil, buttermilk and vanilla till well incorporated.  Add in the mashed bananas.  Mix till …