Thursday, January 27, 2011

Dried Rose Flower heart-shaped cookies


During CNY, I know most of us like to make chocolate cookies, pineapple tarts, cashew nuts cookies, almond cookies, kuey bangkit, peanut cookies, butter cookies...and many others. They are very tasty , that it'd be very easy to forget the calories from the butter, sugar, nuts and chocolates.

Here I would like to share this recipe with you, adapted from 孟老师. This recipe includes a special ingredient that sets it on another class from the cookies mentioned above. It is crispy, a little buttery and amidst a sinful bite, one could enjoy a tinge of the scent from, amazingly, rose petals.



100 g icing sugar

200 g unsalted butter

1/2 teaspoon salt

360 g plain flour (I find the dough is quite wet, I put 400 g)

1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

30 g dried rose flower

2 tablespoon cold water


~1) Beat icing sugar, butter and salt together until light and fluffy.

~2) Add in sifted flour, bicarbonate of soda and flower petals. Use hand gently mix and stir
until forms a dough.

~3) Use a rolling pin to flatten the dough about 0.5 cm thickness, use a heart shape cutter to cut out the shape. Place them on a lightly greased baking tray.

~4) Bake at top temperature at 170 degree C, bottom temperature at 160 degree C for 20 minutes.Then turn to top temperature at 160 degree C, bottom temperature at 150 degree C for
about 10 minutes.

Important Notes:

~~ 1) Melt butter at room temperature.

~~ 2) Use hand s to crush the dried rose and remove the sepals, soak in cold water for 10 minutes.

~~ 3)No need to squeeze the soaked rose. Add directly to the mixture.

~~ 4)Do not bake over high temperature so that the rose retains its fragrance and colour.

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