Sunday, February 3, 2013

Chinese New Year 2013 | Traditional Butter Cookies

Before start, let’s me share some extra info with you.

According to wiki, butter cookies also known as Sablés which is a Danish biscuit. It should be unleavened cookies consisting of butter, flour and sugar. Ordinarily  it is needed to chill the dough to enable proper manipulation and handling.

I believed, butter cookies are well acceptable by most of people. I like those butter cookie will rich of butterfly favor. In fact, I had tried few recipes and end up with this which I like the most and would like to share with you.
I have adopted from Martha and did some modifications.

250g unsalted butter
⅔ cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla
2½ cup flour
1 tbp milk powder
1 tsp salt
some sugar for rolling

1. Beat butter and sugar until fluffy.
2. Add egg and vanilla to combined.
3. Mix in flour, milk powder and salt. Do not over mixed.
4. Roll dough into logs and wrap in plastic wrap.
5. Chill until firm. At least 2 hours or overnight.
6. Coating the log with sugar and slice in about ¼ inch.
7. Bake in preheated oven at 160c about 12mins or until the edge turn brown.


* I am submitting this post to Chinese New Year Delights 2013 hosted by Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover*


  1. Hi Moon, those cookies look very pretty and must be delicious too. BTW how much flour is used in this recipe?

  2. Hi Moon,

    Your flowery butter cookies look very pretty... I bet the cookies in your jar must be all gone by now.

    Greeting from Australia! Happy to follow your blog for more of your cooking and baking :D


    1. thanks Zoe ...will visit ur blog too!

  3. Hi Moon, Here wishing you Good health, good luck and much happiness throughout the lunar year. 恭祝健康、幸运,新年快乐!

  4. sono molto belli grazie per la ricetta :)

  5. Wishing everyone passing by here a very peaceful Chinese New Year 2013! .....ALL the best and good luck in this "Snake" year :)

  6. These looks yummy! I like to bake cakes more than cookies as cookies need more work lol!

  7. Hi Jeannie, it's true. however i also enjoy baking cookies :p

  8. These cookies are lovely. You said to cut them 1/2 inch thick. How did you get the flower shape? Thanks

  9. Roll out the dough into 1/2 thickness and cut with the cookies cutter