IMG_5961something different for my chinese new year… and something to bring back home to the sunny singapore that had been extremely wet! (๑>ᴗ<๑)

Recipe adapted and translated from Min’s Blog

Ingredients

IMG_5955250g unsalted butter
80g icing sugar, sifted
250g potato starch
100g flour
poppy seeds (as desired)

Directions

IMG_5952– cream softened butter and sifted icing sugar together till well incorporated
– add in potato starch, flour and poppy seeds and form into a dough
– divide dough into small portions and shape into a round ball. use a fork to press the cookie slightly, making impressions on the surface
– bake cookie for 15-20 mins in preheated oven of 170 degrees C

Personal notes:

IMG_5954– to shape the above cookie:

  • umbrella shaft (A): colour 4g dough with egg yellow powder and roll out to a L 7cm x W 1cm sheet. freeze
  • umbrella top (B): colour 3g dough with egg yellow powder and roll into a 7 cm log. freeze
  • umbrella handle (C): colour 10g dough with dark cocoa powder and roll out to a L7 cm x W 3cm sheet. keep at room temperature
  • umbrella cover (D): colour 2 portions of 13g dough with dark cocoa powder and 3 portions of 13g dough with red yeast powder. shape into a tall triangular shape measure H 2.5cm x L 7cm x W 1cm. keep cocoa portions under room temperature and chill the pink portions
  • roll 8g of original dough to a L7 cm x W 3cm sheet (E). keep at room temperature
  • meantime, cling wrap and keep the rest of cookie dough at room temperature
  • assemble umbrella but placing (D) together, alternating between cocoa and pink dough. wrap and freezel for 10 mins
  • take (E) and make a 1cm U-shape fold inwards. then wrap this, with (C) such that (C) is forms a U outside (E). slice off additional dough
  • attach (A) to the side of the above. wrap careful and freeze for 10 mins. this forms the handle of the umbrella
  • remove umbrella cover and handle from freezer. attach handle to cover and use some original dough to secure the handle in place
  • attach umbrella top (B) to the top of umbrella and use some more original dough to secure the shape
  • use remaining dough to shape the entire cookie such that it looks like a raindrop
  • cling wrap cookie dough for a few hours (i chilled overnight)
  • slice cookie to desired thickness and bake. my cookies were baked for 15 mins

IMG_5958wow your visitors with these lovely cookies today *✲゚*。✧٩(・ิᴗ・ิ๑)۶*✲゚*。✧

I am submitting this post to Bake Along #57 ~ Chinese New Year Cookies hosted by Joyce of Kitchen Flavours

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Pollution index: 27 (excellent)

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(20) Comments

  • May Law (January 8, 2014)

    我还没看过这种款式的德国酥饼, 你真厉害!

  • 鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝 (January 8, 2014)

    太厉害了!!!!
    舍不得吃呢

  • Jozelyn Ng (January 8, 2014)

    佩服,佩服。。。这个德国酥饼我做过,很软很难操作,你还帮它扮美美。。。你~太强了!

  • Sally (January 8, 2014)

    这酥饼很好吃,我也做过,
    被你巧手弄得更漂亮了,那里舍得吃哦。。呵呵

  • Ling Yuen Chin (January 8, 2014)

    OMG!

  • Qi Qi in the house (January 8, 2014)

    从没想过德式酥饼也能这么可爱的登场,服了你的心思。

  • kitchen flavours (January 8, 2014)

    Hi Victoria,
    Another cute bake from you! And now it is with cute umbrella! The recipients would be thrilled!

  • Esther Lau aka Copycake Kitchen (January 8, 2014)

    Oh, Oh, Oh…..this is the most beautiful german butter cookies i have ever seen!!! Well done, Victoria 🙂

  • 0620 (January 8, 2014)

    The most creative german butter i have ever seen ^^

  • 0620 (January 8, 2014)

    The most creative german butter cookies i have ever seen ^^

  • Mel (January 8, 2014)

    My oh my……what do you expect me to say? Stunning!!

  • Charmaine (January 8, 2014)

    So adorable…my gals will fancy them too…bring me some:)

  • 柠檬叶 (January 9, 2014)

    我和你打着一把小雨伞,哈哈哈,这么可爱的雨伞让人不禁想起这首轻快的歌曲~~~~
    太美啦!!!

  • lena (January 9, 2014)

    you must be one fun lady. luv all your fun and cute designs..this is probably the most creative german cookies i hv seen!

  • Zoe (January 9, 2014)

    Hi Victoria,

    OMG!!!

    I wonder if you have work in Suga, http://www.suga.com.au/ before… I can stand in front of their stores staring at them making cute lollies with words or prints!!! How you made your cookies is how they made their lollies!!! You have very good imagination to visualise and assemble these designs!!!

    Zoe

  • Baby Sumo (January 9, 2014)

    Cute little cookies! Love the umbrella print on the front.

  • jeannietay (January 9, 2014)

    Wow! that\’s a lovely creation, you are so talented!

  • Jasline @ Foodie Baker (January 12, 2014)

    Hi Victoria, beautiful creation! Looks very delicious too!

  • Miss B (January 12, 2014)

    很有创意, 你一定花了很多时间和心思, 收到这些饼干的人一定乐死了 !

  • 小雨伞 (January 16, 2014)

    强!!

    这饼干是为我而做的吗?^^

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