Chef Anna Olson reveals you the way to make the perfect Christmas deal with: Windowpane Tea Cookies! Comply with alongside as Anna takes you from the first step to step yum with this wonderful cookie recipe!
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Makes 2 ½-Three ½ dozen cookies
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Bake Time: 20 minutes
1 cup (225 g) unsalted butter, at room temperature
½ cup (65 g) icing sugar, sifted
scraped seeds of ½ a vanilla bean
1 ¾ cups (255 g) all-purpose flour
¼ cup (30 g) cornstarch
½ tsp (2.5 g) salt
12-15 onerous candies (a number of colors, if you want)
1. Beat the butter utilizing electrical beaters or within the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment on medium pace for a minute, to make it fluffy. Add the icing sugar and vanilla bean seeds and blend, beginning on low however rising to medium, for one more minute. Sift within the flour, cornstarch and salt in and blend on medium-low pace till the dough comes collectively. Form this right into a disc, wrap in plastic wrap and chill for at the very least 2 hours earlier than rolling.
2. Preheat the oven to 300 F (150 C). Line 2 baking trays with parchment paper. On a calmly floured floor, knead the dough just a bit to melt it (this can forestall cracking as you roll) after which roll it out right into a circle just below ¼-inch (6 mm) thick. Use a cookie cutter to chop out desired shapes after which use a smaller cookie cutter (it may be a unique form) to chop out a gap within the centre of every cookie after which place them onto the baking tray, leaving an inch (2.5 cm) between cookies. Any scraps may be re-rolled.
3. Crush the onerous candies by placing every color in a resealable bag and crushing together with your rolling pin. Sprinkle a beneficiant quantity of the crushed sweet into the outlet of every cookie, however you should definitely brush away any sweet bits that fall onto the floor of the cookie. Bake the cookies for 18-20 minutes, till they simply start to indicate indicators of colouring on the edges. Let the cookies cool on the tray on a rack after which take away to take pleasure in.
4. For an ornamental possibility, you possibly can pipe element with royal icing. Whisk 1 cup (130 g) of sifted icing sugar with 1 tsp (5 mL) of meringue powder and 1 Tbsp (15 mL) or tepid water till easy. Pour this right into a piping bag with a small plain tip and pipe dots or swirls as you would like. Let the icing sit for two hours to set earlier than packing in an hermetic container.
The cookies will preserve for as much as 5 days in an hermetic container.
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