I have always loved butter cookies ever since childhood. So, how do I personally perceive a butter cookie? To me, butter cookies just go perfectly well with a cuppa of hot coffee, especially when you are catching up with a group of close friends or relatives over tea time in a secret garden. Doesn't that sound heavenly?
Anyway, I happened to stumble upon the recipe well not at all from a middle-aged housewife who spends most her time in the kitchen making good food for the family, neither from any popular chef who has won countless of awards nor a granny who desperately wants to pass down her secret recipe but simply from a young city chic who just has a passion creating good food! I was completely astounded that he could (yes, it's a HE!) concoct a recipe by just knowing the ingredients. Amazed! Amazed! Apparently, this cookie had once been a craze in Hong Kong, popularly known as Jenny Butter Cookies. So, what is so special about this cookie, which I highly recommend that you try has to offer?
Personally, the texture of the cookie wins it all! As mentioned earlier, it is soft yet crispy, fine and smooth, buttery and melty in the mouth. Almost perfect! The only flaw that I can think of right now .....it has to be handled very gently! Why?.......it is fragile and crumbly! Is this THE cookie you are looking for? It's a definite YES, for me!!
(Recipe adapted from ZaTaYaYummy)
- 150 grams (5 oz) of salted butter, softened
- 30 grams (1/4 cup) of icing sugar
- 95 grams (3/4 cup) of plain flour
- 75 grams (8 tbsp.) of corn starch
1. The recipe yields about 15 cookies. You may double/triple up if 15 is insufficient.
2. Make sure you use a high quality butter (Golden Churn, Lurpak, SCS etc etc)
- Preheat oven to 150C or 130C fan-forced.
- Cream softened salted butter and icing sugar until light and fluffy.
- Stir in plain flour and cornstarch.
- Transfer into piping bag with a star tip. Pipe evenly onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
- Bake it in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes.