Thursday, July 22, 2010

button cookies

look at these sweet minions.. they're so lovely, aren't they? well, they aren't supposed to look that way.. they supposed to be a lot sweeter and tempting. but they were okay for me too this way, i need improvement though. i don't know their actual names in indonesian, but they should look like this. beautiful? yes, of course!

i have a stupid belief: i do believe that everything which used royal icing must look very sweet and beautiful. this little cookie use royal icing to topped. but my icing's consistency isn't stiff enough to hold its shape. so they melt down and make a cute circle drop on top of the cookie. why the royal icing is pink? sorry, my fault. i accidentally forgot to divide the royal icing mixture into 4 bowls and color them differently, as i took the red coloring first so pink it is.

this cookies used to be nibbled when i was a child. me and daddy were so close before and we mostly do the grocery shopping. my dad really loves to go to supermarket. hihi. and in some supermarket, we could buy this sweet treats. however, the taste of the bought cookies with this one that i made are not the same. the bought one taste more rustic, mine tastes a little richer (blame the butter).

Button Cookies
modified from 'Gulaku'

150 gr butter or margarine
75 gr castor sugar
2 egg yolks
250 gr all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder

for the icing:
1 egg whites
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
145 gr icing sugar
4 tbsp cornflour
food flavoring / coloring

  1. prepare 2 large greased baking trays, preheat the oven to 150 degree C.
  2. cream sugar and butter until pale and fluffy. beat in the egg yolks. add in the flour and baking powder. mix until incorporated.
  3. spoon about 1/2 tsp of the dough and shape them into a ball smaller than marble. place on the prepared baking tray. do until all the dough is used.
  4. bake until half done, remove from the oven and let cool completely.
  5. make the icing: beat in the egg whites with cream of tartar until they form a foam. add in the powdered sugar, mix until they are evenly incorporated, add in the cornflour. when you think it's already in the right consistency, do next step. otherwise, add more icing sugar to make it stiffer.
  6. divide the icing into 3 or 4 bowls. color each of them differently with food coloring or food flavoring. spoon each other into a piping bag with stars tip.
  7. pipe on top of each cool cookies. bake again in the oven until completely done.

that's all for today.. good luck! :)
thanks for reading..



  1. He eh, setuju aku Mon...... they are preti en lopeli :D. Lihat poto yg model lope2 itu keingetan ama cover cdnya band Roxette hehehe

  2. hihi. thanks ta! album roxette yg mana yaa? ak kurang ngikutin roxette. hoho. jd penasaran pengen liat dehh..

  3. Aduh, album jadul. Kompilasi lagu cinta2nya Roxette :D


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