Piping the Cookies Aboard

2010.May.07 Friday · 2 comments

in Food & Recipes

“Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o’clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.”

– Barbara Jordan, U.S. attorney

Cookie practice time, in particular masas secas de manga – small tea/mate cookies that are piped out with a pastry bag. The step-by-step:

Piped cookies - creaming the butter and sugar
Cream 100 gm butter and 120 gm powdered sugar together.

Piped cookies - add eggs
Add eggs – 5 egg yolks, and I added 1 white later on to loosen it up a bit, it was too stiff to pipe. Plus add in 1 tsp of flavoring – I used half and half almond and vanilla.

Piped cookies - add flour
Sift 250 gm pastry flour over the mixture.

Piped cookies - fold together
Fold together with a spatula.

Piped cookies - cookie batter ready
The mixture will come together nicely.

Piped cookies - pipe it out
Pipe out different shapes, decorate with dried fruits and nuts if you like.

Piped cookies - bake
Bake until just cooked – the cookies should stay “blond” and not brown.

Piped cookies - decorate
And, decorate by dipping in chocolate glaze.

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Dhanusha October 14, 2016 at 10:01

do we need to rest the dough? as i tried piping and bake. it does not keep the shape..

dan October 14, 2016 at 11:56

No, you shouldn’t. If it’s not holding it’s shape, it’s not a stiff enough dough – it should be the texture of something like, say, Playdoh. You used just the five egg yolks, right, not the whites too?

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