Tuesday, January 26, 2016

German Cookies Recipe (with different varieties of flavors and shaping ideas)

This recipe yields approx 60 pieces of Cookies, approx 12g dough per piece.

Found this cookie extremely popular to be used shape cute animals cookies. It's definately easier to handle then most of the cookie doughs we've manage before. However, we're unable to find out why is it call German Cookies! Do enlighten us if you have some history behind this cookie.

Base Shortbread Cookie Dough Ingredients:
250g Butter
80g Icing Sugar
250g Potato Starch Flour
180g Top Flour or Cake Flour

Step By Step
1. Cream Butter and Icing Sugar until light in color.
2. Add in Vanilla Essence and mix till incorporated.
2. Sift in the All Purpose Flour, Potato Starch Flour and fold till well combine.
3. Preheat the oven to Fan mode 160°C or Top Bottom mode 170°C.
6. Shape the dough as desired. Place on the baking sheet, leaving 0.5" apart.
7. Place in the oven to bake for 25mins.
8. Cool completely before serving.

Some Extra Tips Below:
- Recommended to mix the dough and let it chill overnight in the fridge so the dough cam be more manageable and the flavor will develop.
- You can store the mixed cookie dough (well wrapped) in the fridge for up to 3 to 5 day or it can last up to 2 months in the freezer.
- Remember space it 1" apart to let the cookie have space to expand and brown evenly.
- To allow the flavor and fragrance to develop further, store cookies in an airtight container overnight before serving.
- Store cookies in an air-tight container with a piece of bread or a slice of apple to retain the softness as the cookie will absorb the moisture from the bread or apple to stay soft longer.

Below are my creations hopefully it'll inspire you. You may split the base cookie dough is 2 parts and half the portion as per suggested below for more varieties. Hope you all will love this recipe. Included our specially shaped German Cookies too!

Vanilla German Cookies
1 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract

Chocolate German Cookies
3 tablespoons of Cocoa Powder
65g Icing Sugar (Change to this measurement)
(Optional) Roll in confectioner's sugar for a pretty effect.

Monkey shaped German Cookies
Mix the base dough and put aside 102g.
Then mix in 2.5 tablespoons of Cocoa Powder into the balance of the dough.
Use a heart shape cutter to get the love shape for top of the face. Make an oval the bottom half of the face. 5th, deco by black sesame n choc chip.

Coming Soon~
Matcha aka Green Tea SGerman Cookie (Sweet+Savory)
2 tablespoons of Cocoa Powder
70g Icing Sugar (Change to this measurement)
(Optional) Roll in confectioner's sugar for a pretty effect.

Beet Root German Cookie (Sweet+Savory)
4 tablespoons of Beet Root Powder
70g Icing Sugar (Change to this measurement)

Pork / Chicken / Fish Floss German Cookie (Sweet+Savory)
80g of Pork / Chicken / Fish Floss
10g Seaweed Snack (blended)

Oreo German Cookie (Sweet+Savory)
10 Oreo Cookies (blended or crushed)

Chocolate Chips German Cookie (Sweet+Savory)
80g mini Chocolate Chips

Raisins German Cookie (Sweet+Savory)
80g mini Raisins (cut into small pieces)

Cranberries German Cookie (Sweet+Savory)
80g mini Cranberries (cut into small pieces)

Coffee German Cookie (Sweet+Savory)
2 tablespoons of thick Coffee Emulsion (Coffee Powder + 2 tablespoons of Hot Water)
(Optional) Roll in confectioner's sugar for a pretty effect.

Milo/ Ovaltine/ Malt German Cookie (Sweet+Savory)
3 tablespoons of Milo/ Ovaltine/ Malt Powder

Click here for our blog page Baking Classes for more recipes. Hope you will be inspired~

1 comment:

  1. Great recipe here. I would also recommend checking out cooking class singapore for more ideas and equipment.