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shaped sheeps before baking

shaped sheeps before baking

Please check out these two blogs for detailed directions: Baking’s Corner: Fatty Sheep German Cookies – by Abigail Ngan.

Step by step directions :Verance’s Kitchen & Life: Chinese New Year Cookies – Sheep German Cookies ~ 可爱小羊德国酥饼

After baking:  my oven temperature must be higher than the recipe's.  Chocolate according to my friend shouldn't melt and the dough should hold the ball shape

After baking: my oven temperature must be higher than the recipe’s. Chocolate according to my friend shouldn’t melt and the dough should hold the ball shape

INGREDIENTS:

  • 125g butter (room temperature)
  • 40g icing sugar (sifted)
  • 125g potato starch (生粉)
  • 80g superfine flour (I used pastry flour, sifted. I should just use plain flour)
  • chocolate chips (for the ears)
  • black sesame (for the eyes)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Beat butter and sugar till fluffy and light in color.
  2. Sift in potato starch and flour, mix to form a soft dough. 
  3. Chill the dough for 30 – 45 mins for easier shaping.
  4. Bake at 300 degrees F (at the middle rack) for  20 min.   The cookies need NOT to be brown / golden. (different oven will require slightly different temperature and baking time).  After slightly cooled, move cookies to a rack to cool completely before storage.

Shaping dough to fatty sheep: Body: Weigh the dough at 12g, black sesame for the eyes, choc chips for the ears and roll 2 small dough and put them on the head and gently press it in the center using a toothpick. Yield 33 sheeps

NOTES:  The ones my friend made and the ones from the website didn’t slide and the chocolate should not melt.  But my chocolate chips melted within first 10 minutes so the sheep ears are sort of sliding down and cracked.  The body didn’t hold the ball shape too after baking, so I think it’s all because of my oven is hotter than other people’s and I followed the recipe to place the baking sheet towards the top rack. I recommend to just bake in the middle rack and check the cookies during first 10 minutes to determine how to adjust the temperature and baking time.

Regardless mine didn't turn out as nice as the ones in the blogs, it's still a perfect gift to make for my family and friends.  So cute !

Regardless mine didn’t turn out as nice as the ones in the blogs, it’s still a perfect gift to make for my family and friends. So cute !

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