Sift the ingredients from ◎ together. Put a star decorating tip into a pastry bag.Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a bowl, add the ☆ ingredients and after blending them together with a rubber spatula, mix using an electric hand mixer. I mix for about 4 to 5 minutes.
Preheat oven to 180℃ (350℉).
Add the ◎ ingredients into the bowl and mix with the spatula in a cutting action. When it becomes crumbly.
Add milk and mix by rubbing against the bowl. When the crumbliness disappears and the dough becomes smooth, it's done.
Put the dough into the prepared pastry bag and pipe into shapes you like. If you'd like to shape them like a rose, pipe the dough outward from the middle. Bake for about 20 minutes once the oven is done preheating.
Note I was able to pipe the dough with ease, but if the dough seems firm and thus hard to pipe, please try massaging it a little with your hand.
Voilà!! Crispy butter cookies (& chocolate cookies), ready to be served Also perfect for Valentine's Day and/or White Day.
When you're making chocolate cookies , please adjust the quantity of the ingredients as follows: cake flour (60 g), cocoa powder (10 g), powdered sugar (50 g). The rest is the same.
Story Behind this Recipe
There was a time when I went through trial and error, wanting to make a crispy yet beautiful rose-shaped cookie This is the recipe I came up with. Hearing my niece say "I want to make this on my own," I submitted this recipe in a way that's easy to understand.
When you mix the margarine and powdered sugar with an electric hand mixer, the sugar will spatter if you start at high speed. When shaping the dough into a rose-shaped cookie, I make it go about a round and a half.
Baking time may differ depending on the oven and how thick the piped dough is.