Orange-Butter Cookie [Gong Xi Fa Cai]


Happy Chinese New Year to all My Kitchen readers,
wishing you a prosperous and joyful year ahead. 

Orange-Butter Cookie

Lots of packing to be done this Chinese New Year and I am so not into the packing mood yet. Make it worse, after Chinese New Year there would be more packing to be done. I think it is time to announce that my physical kitchen is to be relocated to Japan less than 2 months. Perhaps, this butter cookie will be my last Chinese New Year cookie baked in Malaysia.

Ingredients (makes 120 pieces):
250 g butter
80 g icing sugar, sifted
250 g potato starch
150 g cake flour
Finely grated orange zest of 2 oranges

Methods:
  1. Combine butter and icing sugar in a mixing bowl, beat till fluffy and pale in colour. Stir in grated orange zest.
  2. Sift in potato starch and flour, mix and with a spatula to form soft dough. Cover and keep dough in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Divide and shape into small balls, arrange on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Press lightly with a fork, dip the fork in warm water before each press to prevent cookie dough from sticking to the fork.
  4. Bake in preheated oven at 160C for 10 to 15 mins. Please note that this type of cookie does not need to be browned.

Orange-Butter Cookie

Comments :

4 comments to “Orange-Butter Cookie [Gong Xi Fa Cai]”
Jeannie said...
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Looks delicious! This is what the bloggers called german cookies, your idea of adding orange zest sounds perfect! Wishing you a year of joy, prosperity and happiness! :D

Anonymous said...
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what will you be doing in japan?! and how fun!!! hope the move isnt too much, but im sure youll have a great time there!! :D

Janine said...
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I've been seeing this recipe all over the internet but the addition of orange sounds like an awesome one!

HAve a great chinese new year!!

Mary said...
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These really sound delicious. I am new to your blog and took some time to browse through your earlier posts. I'm so glad I did that. I really like the food and recipes you share with your readers. I hope you have a healthy and prosperous new year. Blessings...Mary

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