Monday, 31 October 2016

Brown butter carrot cookies!

I love brown butter. I like the taste and the smell, even the process of making it, all these brown bits that start to form!

I found I recipe that seemed interesting.

Brown Butter Carrot Cookies
recipe adapted from here

170gr butter
1 small stick of cinnamon
1 egg
170gr sugar
185gr carrots, shredded
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
240gr all purpose flour

* Put butter and cinnamon in a small sauce pan and heat until the butter begins to brown and smells like caramel.
* Throw away the cinnamon stick and pour the melted butter in a mug and place it in the fridge for 30 min.
* Beat butter until smooth.
* Add sugar and the egg and beat until combined.
* Add carrots and vanilla and mix until just combined.
* Add salt, baking powder and flour.
* Form small balls of dough with your hands and place on baking pans lined with parchment paper.
* Bake in a preheated oven 180oC for about 18 min.until the centres are set.
* Cool on a wire rack.

There were tasty and smelled nice. Quite fragrant actually! They are a very good choice, if you have a lot of carrots and it is also a nice alternative to a carrot cake!


Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Pumpkin Sugar Cookies!

It is actually my goal to try and bake as many sugar cookies as possible in every possible flavor.

This time it was pumpkin!

Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

1 dose basic sugar cookie dough
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice mix
a little orange food colouring, optional

* Prepare the dough as directed and add the pumpkin puree, spices and orange food colouring, if you want.
* Roll, chill, cut and bake until the edges are golden.
* Remove from the oven, cool a couple of minutes on the pan and then place them on a rack to cool completely.

If you like, you can frost them. I left them plain and colourless and were great!