Thursday, November 26, 2009

Cheese Cookies

Are you socially responsible? I confess I wasn't but I'm trying to be one now. I've been more conscious about social responsibility ever since our first born. We started off with wearing masks at home when we fell sick. As time passed, we wore masks in public places too, so that we don't spread the germs to the world. I'm not saying I'm a saint but at least I'm doing my part to prevent the transmission of germs from one person to another. I believe if each and every one of us makes an effort, we can make a difference.

Enough said, back to baking now. I've got this cheese cookies since 2007 but always procrastinating and finally made it a few days ago.

I started off with my disney cutters but had a hard time removing the dough. After struggling with 3/4 portion of the dough, I got lazy and just rolled them into a big rectangle and cut them into sticks.

Here are the cookies using my disney cutters. The first time I used these, the ears of Mickey kept breaking and I've since stopped using this until I made my mooncakes but I restricted it to Chip and Dale as they were the easiest to unmould :P My earlier attempt of mooncakes didn't turn out too well too. Anyway, though I've successfully unmoulded the dough, this recipe is not suitable to use cute cutters as the cookies turned out "patchy". Oh well, my kids don't really mind the poker-dotted disney characters :P

Cheese Cookies
(recipe adapted from Moms4Moms, by Jam)

200 gm butter
1 egg
325 gm of flour
40 gm of corn flour
150 gm of grated cheddar cheese

  1. Beat butter and egg in a mixer till creamy, then add in the two type of flour that has been sifted first, mix well.
  2. Add in the cheese and continue mixing till all are evenly mixed.
  3. Roll out the dough and use a cookie cutter of any shape, or simply cut the rolled out dough into strips. Varnish with beaten yolk and sprinkle some grated cheese on top (optional) and bake in preheated oven of 175C for about 15-20 minutes .


DG said...

I had the same difficulties when I made my mooncakes with the disney cookies cutter, then finally I gave up.

Your cheese cookies looks delicious, sure will be on my next baking list. Hahahhaha Will let you know when I bake this :)

Anonymous said...

hello, heard that if coat the cutter with corn flour, it will be easier to cut


steph said...

Your recipe asked for 325gm of flour, it is plain or self raising flour?


Blessed Homemaker said...

DG, sorry I missed your post. I hope your family will like this cookie :)

Anony, thanks for your suggestion.

Steph, it's plain flour :)

Anonymous said...

is it salted butter used or unsalted?

Pon De

Dina said...

Hi, I tried doing the cheese cookies today but it taste abit funny, not salty & not sweet. Is it because I used unsalted butter? And is there any need for sugar?

Blessed Homemaker said...

Pon De,
Sorry for the late reply. I used salted butter.

This is a savory cookie so no sugar needed. You can add some salt or use more cheese to make it more flavorful.

Anonymous said...

Try chilling the cut cookie dough for 15 mins before lifting them onto baking tray, so as not to break them.