Before all these fancy french petite fours and luxurious chocolate, it was the humble tin cookies and biscuits that were used as gifts at events such as visits to relatives or new year gatherings. A lot of people have forgotten how these simple treat has once dominated the heart (and tummy) of masses, myself included!
Having said that, I have always wanted to try out these cookie recipes that have been sitting on my shelf for as long as I can remember. With a little reminder from a friend, I have finally took the effort to bring them out to give them a go!
Ingredients: (makes about 60 rosettes)
125g butter, room temperature
75g icing sugar, sieved
a pinch of salt
25g egg, room temperature
160g plain flour, sieved
20g cocoa powder
1. Preheat the oven to 160C (fan)/180C
2. Cream the butter a little to make sure that there are no lumps.
3. Add in the icing sugar and salt. Mix till they are well combined, and pour in the egg and mix.
4. Add in the flour and mix till the batter is homogenous.
5. Have a piping bag fitted with a star nozzle and fill it with the batter. Pipe rosettes (about 2~2.5 cm in diameter) onto tray(s) lined with silmat/baking parchment.
6. Bake the cookies at 160C (fan)/180C for 8 minutes.
7. Rest them till they're cool before enjoying them with a nice cup of tea or coffee (or beverage of your choice). Or if you just can't wait, you can just eat them while they are still warm! Enjoy!