Monday, October 19, 2009

English Butter Cookies


English Butter Cookies
© All rights reserved, Thorsten Kraska, 2009


These cookies are easy to make and can be stored in an air tight box for some time. They are crunchy and have a bite. Something for a hot cup of tea or to go along with a strong coffee.

Früchtebrot
(will make enough)

375 g all purpose flour
200 g brown sugar
2.5 teaspoons vanilla sugar
250 g butter

Mix all ingredients with dough hooks. Then knead by hand until dough is formed. Divide dough into several pieces and form rolls of about 2 to 3 cm in diamter. Wrap dough rolls into clinch film and put into fridge for about an hour or until dough is hard.

Preheat oven to 180°C to 200°C. Line out a baking tray with baking paper.

Cut 0.5 cm thick slices from rolls and place them on baking tray. Bake for about 10 minutes until lightly browned. Take out of oven and let cool on cooling rack.

Side remark: you can store the dough tightly wrapped in clinch film in the freezer for quite a while. So you will baked english cookies in no time for unexpected guests.

7 comments:

Peter G said...

These are lovely and easy Thorsten! I might make a batch for the up and coming Xmas festivities.

Lisa@The Cutting Edge of Ordinary said...

Beautiful as always. I think I may break out the scale and make these. I have to figure out the oven temps. I think 180 is 350 in USA. Thanks so much!

Darina said...

Wow, these are easy. I could always use more easy cookie recipes. These will be a part of my Christmas repertoire this year.

Veggie Belly said...

I'm so glad to have found your site! Found you on flickr. All your pictures are absolutely amazing!

hannah | honey & jam said...

those look fantastic.

Thorsten said...

Thanks Peter. They are real easy to make an dthey always come out great.

Lisa, you are right 180C are around 350F (356F exactly).

Darina, the best thing is, that you can store the dough in the freezer and when you have guests, you take it out of the freezer and have cookies within less than 30 minutes.

Thank you Veggie Bellie for the compliment and welcome to my blog.

Thanks Hannah.

Free Credit Score said...

These look similar to those sold in supermarket, in red box, very Scottish design. I love eating them!