Recipe • Morinaga Butter Cookies (Easy!)

I don't bake often enough to say I'm an experience home baker.
To me, baking cookie is so much easier compared to baking cakes.
On days when I need a quick & easy cookie recipe, this never fails me!
And really...it's so easy & straight forward, the whole process takes less than an hour!
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Morinaga Butter Cookies
Yields 24 cookies (using diameter 4cm round cookie cutter)

Ingredients:
150gm (1pkt) Morinaga Hotcake Mix
50gm Unsalted Butter
40gm Sugar
1 Egg Yolk
10ml Milk

Xmas Deco (Optional):
3-4TBS Icing Sugar
10ml Water
Hundreds & Thousands (colourful beads)
Melted White Chocolate
Light Blue food colouring
Piping bag

Method:
•Cream soften butter & sugar till pale and incoporated.
•Mix in egg yolk.



•Pour in Morinaga hotcake mix in 2 batches & mix well. The mixture will be crumbly.
•Add in milk & mix well to a dough.



•Wrap & flatten the dough with cling wrap. Leave in fridge for at least 30mins or till harden.
•Remove dough from fridge & Preheat oven at 180degC. Use a round cutter, cut & transfer dough onto a baking tray lined with baking paper. Do not place cookie too closely, the cookie rises & spread while baking!



•Put dough back into fridge if dough becomes too soft to cut.
•Increase oven temperature to 200degC & bake cookies for 10mins.

•The cookies will spread while baking, but will shrink a little after cooled. Diameter of cookie will expand to about 5.5cm.
•Store cookies in airtight container after cooled, Enjoy! 😋


•To decorate,
Christmas wreath
•Mix icing sugar with water to form a pipe-able consistency & pour into piping bag. Pour 'hundreds & thousands' onto a plate.
•Pipe icing around circumference of cookie,dip cookie onto 'hundreds & thousands'. Allow to dry.


Snowflake
•Pour white chocolate into a bowl & melt over hot water, stir in some light blue colouring. Pour coloured chocolate into piping bag. Alternatively, use a blue chocolate drawing pen.
•Draw snowflake design on cookie & allow to dry.


⚠️ Note:
Oven temperature may vary, do bake these cookies on 180-200degC & adjust time accordingly.

Recipe adapted from Morinaga Website

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