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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Vanilla Stars

Yields: 25 cookies (approx) 


Ingredients:

All-Purpose Flour (Maida) - 3 cups
Baking Powder - 1 1/2 teaspoons
Butter - 300gms
White Sugar, fine granules - 1 1/2 cups
Salt - 1/2 teaspoon
Vanilla Extract - 2 teaspoons


Method:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F (180C).
  2. Sift together all-purpose flour and baking powder twice together.
  3. Cut the butter through the sifted flour until it forms a crumbly mixture.
  4. Add sugar, salt and vanilla extract. Knead well until it forms a soft dough.
  5. Divide the dough into 4 dough balls of equal size.
  6. Roll each ball into 1cm thick disc.
  7. Using a cookie star shaped cookie cutter, stamp out the stars.
  8. Place the dough stars on the baking tray.
  9. Bake for about 10 -12 minutes until the base starts browning. 
  10. Remove the trays from the oven and place them on cooling rack for about 10 minutes. The cookies which are slightly soft on top will harden as they cool down.
  11. Serve and preserve the rest in an air tight container.

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