Starry Eggless Cookie


Few weeks back, Meimei wanted to bake some cookies for her friends in school and so we made some oatmeal cookies together. I told Jiejie that I would make more so that she could pack some for her friends too. I was expecting a big grin, huge thank you and something to the effect of “Mom’s the best!” but instead, she seemed concerned. “Did you add eggs in there?” she inquired, pointing to the mixing bowl. “Well, why not?” I asked. Puzzled by her reaction, I probed further and learned that one of her friends is allergic to eggs. It was only then did I recall the little girl who didn’t had a slice of cake at Jiejie’s birthday bbq last year. Thank God, Jiejie remembered! We then made use of the remaining ingredients and made some star shaped cookies for Jiejie to pack for her friends in school.

Here’s what we made with simple ingredients.

1 cup plain flour
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/4 cup granulate sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp lemon essence
a pinch of salt

Combine everything in a bowl and whip into batter

Wrap batter with a cling wrap and squeeze slightly till it forms a soft dough

Remove dough from cling wrap and knead it.

Sparkle plain flour on board and dough where necessary to form slightly firmer dough. 

Row dough into a flat sheet and we are ready for some fun with cookie cutters!

We decorated the stars with edible sugar pearls but they melted in the process of baking thus, I wouldn’t recommend that.

Preheat oven to 180 degree celsius and bake for 15 minutes and we are done!

There were left over batter and I allowed the little boy to have some fun playing with it :) Playdough anyone? An edible one, at that :)

Yummy! But wait! We need to bake it!

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