Monday, January 28, 2013

Butter Cookies From Leftover Butter Cream Icing

Baked butter cookies with melted chocolate chips from recycled butter cream icing. 

Just the other day, I made too much butter cream icing for my cookies and now I have a lot of leftovers. I love eating butter cream icing as long as it tops my cupcake but I was never a fan of eating it plain. If you love baking and have also experienced having a lot of leftovers, then you can recycle it to make butter cookies the next day.

It would be a waste to throw butter cream icing. Just because they are left overs does not mean that you cannot do anything with them anymore!

 If you have a lot of leftover butter cream icing, place them inside a clean plastic wrap and store them inside the freezer. Butter cream icing is like butter (only it is flavored and comes in many colors) and it can last inside the fridge for a week or more.

Making butter cookies is simple and all you need are the following:


1 cup leftover butter cream icing
¼ cup white granulated sugar
1 egg
2 cups of all purpose flour

Mix everything together until you form  the dough. Make sure to remove the lumps of flour from the mixture. The butter cream icing is already sweet so try to use less sugar as much as possible. Form the dough into a ball and place it inside the fridge to firm up. Form the dough into the desired shape. I always use a piping bag with a star piping tip to make lovely flower-shaped butter cookies.

Pre-heat the oven to 170-degrees Celsius. If you are making small batches of butter cookies, you can also use the oven toaster and set it to medium heat. Bake it for ten minutes. However, be careful when baking  with your  oven toaster because the crust will easily burn compared in the oven. Apparently, the dough is exposed to direct heat in the oven toaster than in the oven so you have to look after the cookies all the time.

Take out the cookies and let them cool on the wire rack. Put chocolate syrup, nutella or jam on top of your cookies. I personally prefer strawberry or raspberry jam but my daughter prefers chocolate. Let it chill before serving. 

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