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AirBaked German Butter Cookies

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I always love cookies that has the "melt in the mouth" effect so when I first saw the recipe I was thrilled and can't wait to bake it (with the AirFryer...yay!). This will definitely be a perfect cookies for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebration!

Some called it the German Melt-In-Your Butter cookies, whatever it is Butter is the main ingredient here so I will called it the German Butter Cookies. In Germany, there is also a similar recipe and it is bake during the Christmas season.

This is a really easy recipe and there is no complicated step to get the dough done, and you can also make these cookies into different flavor by adding additional 1 tbsp powder form flavoring (such as cocoa powder, matcha powder) or 1 tsp of liquid form flavoring (such as vanilla extract). But this time around I will make the plain/original flavor - butter!
AirBaked German Butter Cookies

125gm Butter (softened - not melted)
40gm Icing Sugar (I used brown sugar blitzed into powder form)
125 Potato Starch
80gm Plain Flour (All-purpose flour)

Optional - 1 tsp Vanilla Extract or 2 tbsp Cocoa/Matcha Powder

Directions:

  • In a mixing bowl, beat butter and icing sugar till light and fluffy. (Optional: Add in the vanilla extract or cocoa/matcha powder and continue to beat until it is well combined) 
     
  • Add the potato starch and flour into the butter mixture. Use a spatula or hand to mix then form a soft dough (Tips: If the dough appears too soft and wet to shape, leave the dough to chill in the fridge for about 10 minutes) 
  • Preheat the AirFryer at 160°C. In the meantime, line the frying basket with an aluminium foil or baking sheet.
  • Roll dough into small balls and arrange them on the lined frying basket. Use a fork and press lightly on the small round dough (Tips: Dip the fork in water after each press to prevent the cookie dough from sticking to the fork) 
     
  • AirBake these cookies for 12-15 minutes (Tips: No need to bake the cookies till it turn brown) 
     
     

Updated on February 4, 2016:

Baked this cookies for Chinese New Year with a new twist - German Chocolate Marble Cookies.

Same recipe as mentioned above with additional of 1 tablespoon of Unsweetened Cocoa Powder, once the dough is formed simply divide the dough into 2 portion (1 will be original and the other portion will be cocoa flavor). Combine a little of both portions to create a marble effect.

Happy Baking!
  

(adapted from Small Small Baker)

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6 comments

  1. That cakes looks very delicious! :) I love how high-tech Philip's products are :)
    And super thanks for sharing that recipe, will definitely try it.. I love cooking!
    Thanks for sharing! Sun Brown

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  2. Hi! This looks so good. Any idea if these can be baked in an oven?

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    1. Hi there, sure you can bake it in oven. The temperature should be around 165-170°C. Happy Baking :)

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  3. Hi Samantha, Can I use Corn starch or tapioca starch instead of potato starch?

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  4. and the butter, is it unsalted?

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    1. hi there! I'm so sorry for my super late reply! too caught up with work :(
      I have not tried other starch but you can definitely give corn/tapioca starch a try - it should still have the same texture.
      As for the butter, salted and unsalted also can be used - totally up to you :)

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