Melting Moments Cookies


Taken from :Rasa Malaysia
(Makes 20 cookies)

Ingredients:
125g (1/2 cup+1 tablespoon) salted butter, room temperature
40g (5 1/4 tablespoons) powdered sugar (confectioners sugar or icing sugar)
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (optional)
125g (3/4 cup+1 1/4 tablespoons) potato starch, or cornstarch
80g (3/4 cup+2 1/2 teaspoons) cake flour
Powdered sugar for dusting cookies

Method:
1. In a mixing bowl, beat butter, powdered sugar until creamy, light and fluffy. Add in the vanilla extract and stir well.
2. Fold in the potato starch, cake flour and mix well until a soft dough is formed.
3. Preheat oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit. Line the baking sheet with parchment paper.
4. For round cookies, make small sized balls (about 3/4 tablespoonful) and arrange them on the baking sheet 1 1/2-inches apart. For flat round cookies, lightly press down each cookie ball with a fork. Dip the fork in water after each press to prevent cookie dough from sticking to the fork.
5. Place baking sheet in the center of the oven. Bake for about 12-15 minutes. Remove baking sheet from oven, slowly hold up the parchment paper with cookies, and place them on the wire rack to cool for 5 minutes.
6. Dust powdered sugar over cookies and ready to serve with tea or coffee.

Cook’s Notes:
Potato starch and potato flour are completely different. Potato starch can also be used to thicken gravies, sauces, soups and stews with a translucent color. In baking, it adds structure without the grittiness to cookies and light texture to yeast breads, muffins, and quick breads.

For this recipe, I have prepared homemade powdered sugar and cake flour. It is simple and takes little time. Here is a simple how-to:

Powdered sugar (confectioners sugar or icing sugar)
For every cup of powdered sugar, mix 1 tablespoon of cornstarch with 1 cup of granulated sugar and blend/grind until it turns into powder.

Cake flour
For every cup of cake flour, scoop 2 tablespoons of cornstarch into the cup, fill up the remaining 1 cup with all-purpose-flour, mix well and sieve several times until the flour is super fine and smooth.

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