German Cookies

German Cookies

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German cookies, often referred to as "Plätzchen" in German, are a delightful assortment of cookies that are popular during the holiday season and enjoyed year-round as well. These cookies are known for their rich flavors, diverse textures, and intricate decorations.

Prep Time1 hr 30 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time1 hr 50 mins
Yields50 Servings
 130 g potato starch
 85 g superfine flour
 40 g icing sugar
 120 g butter, cut in cubes (2 cm)
 6 drops food colouring paste, pink, brown and orange
1

Place potato starch and superfine flour in mixing bowl, pulverise Turbo | 1 sec | 2 times . Transfer to a bowl and set aside.

2

Place icing sugar in mixing bowl, pulverise Turbo | 1 sec | 2 times.

3

Add butter, mix 3 min | Speed 3.

4

Add reserved flour, mix 20 sec | Speed 4. Transfer to a bowl. Shape into a round ball. Cover with cling film and refrigerate for 45 minutes.

5

Preheat oven to 140°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper.

6

Take a small ball (20 g) and mix with 1-2 drops of pink food colouring. Take another small ball (20 g) and mix with 1-2 drops of brown food colouring. Take another small ball (20 g) and mix with 1-2 drops of orange food colouring respectively. To form dragon, roll remaining dough into small balls (ø 2 cm), use pink dough to form nose, brown dough to form horns and white dough to form the belly. Arrange dragon-shaped cookies on lined baking tray.

7

Bake for 15 minutes (140°C, middle rack) until the cookie surface look dry and remain pale colour. Let cool completely and serve.

Ingredients

 130 g potato starch
 85 g superfine flour
 40 g icing sugar
 120 g butter, cut in cubes (2 cm)
 6 drops food colouring paste, pink, brown and orange

Directions

1

Place potato starch and superfine flour in mixing bowl, pulverise Turbo | 1 sec | 2 times . Transfer to a bowl and set aside.

2

Place icing sugar in mixing bowl, pulverise Turbo | 1 sec | 2 times.

3

Add butter, mix 3 min | Speed 3.

4

Add reserved flour, mix 20 sec | Speed 4. Transfer to a bowl. Shape into a round ball. Cover with cling film and refrigerate for 45 minutes.

5

Preheat oven to 140°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper.

6

Take a small ball (20 g) and mix with 1-2 drops of pink food colouring. Take another small ball (20 g) and mix with 1-2 drops of brown food colouring. Take another small ball (20 g) and mix with 1-2 drops of orange food colouring respectively. To form dragon, roll remaining dough into small balls (ø 2 cm), use pink dough to form nose, brown dough to form horns and white dough to form the belly. Arrange dragon-shaped cookies on lined baking tray.

7

Bake for 15 minutes (140°C, middle rack) until the cookie surface look dry and remain pale colour. Let cool completely and serve.

German Cookies
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