• rabbitmum

Welcoming the Year of the Dog

Updated: Feb 25, 2018

We are welcoming the Year of The Dog with these Melt-in-the-Mouth German cookies. Look at those cute little puppies! Woof Woof! Woof Woof!

The recipe is very simple. You can make this with your kids - such a fun activity to do!

The texture of these cookies are crumbly so best to eat it in one go instead of eating it in a few bites. When you put one piece inside your mouth, it will melt and the chocolate taste from the nose and the ears make it nicer.


Ingredients:

125 gr butter

40 gr icing sugar

150 gr potato starch

100 gr top flour

1 tsp vanilla essence

Black sesame seed (for the eyes)

Koko Krunch (for the ears)

Coco Crunchy Topping (for the nose)


Method:

Heat the oven to 150 degree celcius and prepare a baking tray lined with a baking paper.

Beat the butter and icing sugar until pale.

Add in vanilla essence - and beat.

Fold in potato starch and top flour and mix them until forming a soft dough.


How to make the puppies:

Weigh 15 gram of the dough and roll it into a ball.

Put them in the baking tray.

Decorate them - put the black sesame seed for the eyes, koko krunch for the ears, and coco crunchy topping for the nose.

Bake for about 18 minutes.



Note:

I shared above recipe with my friends and most of them experienced "cracked" puppies. This happened when the oven is too hot. The 150 degree celcius is with the top and bottom heating, not a fan forced.


Three years ago, using the same recipe, I made Baa Baa Sheep cookies. They're equally adorable!


How to make the sheeps:

Weigh 15 gram of the dough and roll it into a ball.

Put them in the baking tray.

Make the wool using five very small ball - put them on the top of the ball (two at the front and three behind) then using a toothpick make a line in between those five small balls.

Decorate them - put the black sesame seed for the eyes and chocolate chip for the ears. Draw a smiley line for the mouth using a toothpick.

Bake for about 18 minutes.





Happy Baking!