Friday, March 13, 2009

Simple Christmas Cookie

This was the first time that I baked Christmas cookies, which was 2007 Christmas eve when I became a Mother just a month ago.

With the arrival of a kid, I started looking at the life far ahead of me. One day, my daughter will come home from school and throw a task at me: "Mum, I need to bring this that cookies to school tomorrow for this that party". I am not worrying for nothing. I just know that day will come. So, I'd better be prepared for its coming in advance. I should start practicing making all sorts of cookies NOW. After all, I don't want my kids to be humiliated at school just because their Chinese mother can not make cookies. Sayings also goes "Practice makes perfect".

Plain Cookies:


1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs
2 3/4 cup flour
3 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 350F.
2. Cream sugar and butter. Add eggs and dry ingredients. Add the milk last.
3. Roll out to 1/4'' thick. Shape with cookie cutter.
4. Bake 10-12 minutes.

Chocolate Cookies:

1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
3/4 cup butter
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 egg

1. Preheat oven to 375F.
2. Mix dry ingredients ans set aside.
3. Cream together the butter and sugar, beat in the egg. Gradually stir the dry ingredients to form a soft dough.
4. Roll out to 1/4'' thick. Shape with cookie cutter.
5. Bake 8 minutes.

No comments: