The second course in the Yuppichef’s The Art of Baking course is Cookies and Biscuits.
I love making cookies! Besides getting to choose which cookie cutters to use (from over 100 different shapes I have), I love that my cookie recipes always make so many which means days of enjoyment afterwards! Although this was my first time making butter biscuits with a zesty lemon flavour, I wasn’t any less excited! It meant I got to try out my new letterpress cookie cutters that I recently received for my birthday.
The dough was easy to make as it required only a handful of ingredients. Best of all, I used lemons freshly picked from my tree which I am sure added to the tastiness of the final product.
I did find that the letterpress cookie cutters were quite big which meant that I wouldn’t get as many cookies out of the dough as I had hoped. So I made a few big cookies and then chose a few of my slightly smaller cookie cutters for the remainder. The letterpress cookie cutter set comes with a handful of letters and a little orange block which allows you to letterpress cookies even when you use other cookie cutters. Score!
As for the recipe, the lemon zest is just a hint in the taste. I decided to make up a bit of lemony icing to finish off the cookies and add a bit more zing. The dough itself was quite difficult to roll out as it kept on sticking to the rolling pin. I dusted with flour, and with more flour, but to no avail. In the future, I think I’ll be sticking with my tried and tested (and much loved) recipe for cut-out cookies.