My long time dream came true. I saw short bread cookies recipe in joy of baking. I tried. It came out very well. I am fully satisfied with my beginning of baking.
You can make these cookies for Chirstmas and gift to your friends.
Now let us see the recipe
- Maida – 140 gms
- Powdered sugar – 40 gms
- Unsalted butter – 100 gms
- Salt – pinch
- Vanila essence – ½ tsp
Mix maida and salt in a bowl. Mix powdered sugar and butter in a separate bowl with a whisk. Whisk thoroughly. Then add vanila essence and mix well. Add maida to this mixture and knead into a smooth dough. Cover this dough with a butter paper and keep it in the refrigerator for half an hour. After half an hour take the dough from fridge and take a medium sized ball of dough and press it in the butter paper with palm (½ cm thickness). Don’t use the finger for pressing, the marks will appear on the dough. Then press the cookie cutter on the dough and take the cookies with a help of flat ladle and collect the remaining dough and then press it. Don’t waste the dough. If you are not able to cut the cookies, you can make small sized ball and press it in the baking tray. You can place the butter paper in the baking tray and place the cookies or else the cookies will stick to the baking tray while baking. Pre heat the oven for 10 minutes in 180 degree. Place the cookies after 10 minutes and bake 15 to 20 minutes according to your oven capacity. When the cookies are baked you will get a nice aroma.
You can use egg beater to mix powdered sugar and butter.
You can roll the dough with rolling pin also.