Sunday, December 26, 2010

Grand Marnier Butter Cookies


Almost didn't want to post this up! Why? because the lightning turned my Christmas Tree BLUE! Almost freaked me out i thought my camera bought less then 6 months is failing on me again! The other reason is I'd been blogging for almost 6 months and there isn't any cookie post! so i wanted this very 1st cookie post to be at least almost picture perfect but then my skills in cookies are really bad.. when it comes to rolling and cutting uniform bakes it gets really messy for me! Well you guys will forgive me for these really poor photos won't ya?


See i'm so cuckoo in my haste to post this up i forgotten about the cookies verdict lol~
Ok, the cookies turn out to be very light! refreshing and tangy of course due to the orange zest and the grand marnier brings out the orange smell and taste! very yummy and perfect for all day round! 

My 2nd entry to The Aspiring Bakers #2 (Dec 2010)  hosted by Jane of Passionate for Baking and Christmas Giveaway hosted by Swee San of The Sweet Spot.


Grand Marnier Butter Cookies
(adapted and modified from Joy of Baking)

Ingredients

250g unsalted butter, room temperature
2/3 cup caster sugar
1 large egg
Zest of 1 orange
2 tsp grand marnier
2 1/4 cup plain flour


Method
  1. Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, orange zest, and grand marnier. 
  2. Gradually add the flour to the creamed mixture and beat until just incorporated. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  3. Divide the dough in half and shape each half into a log that is about 4cm in diameter. Wrap each log in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator until firm (at least 2hrs or overnight).
  4. Once log is firm, with a sharp knife, slice cookies about 0.5cm thick.
  5. Preheat oven to 170°C. Line a baking pan with parchment paper. Place cookies on the baking pan, spacing about 5cm apart. 
  6. Bake the cookies for about 10mins, or until the edges of the cookies are golden brown. Remove from oven and place on wire rack to cool. 

36 comments:

Jet said...

Wah! Blue christmas tree! xD It is still pretty in a way.
I think your cookies turned out okay. I am very bad at the rolling and cutting uniformly part too. Well, practice makes perfect...I guess (mine is still terrible though. Lol).
Btw, love your new layout and the background songs -swaying to the music-

CaThY said...

Blue Xmas tree is nice too~ Nice cookies, nice blog layout & nice songs! *^_^*

Janice Hcc said...

hungry...hungry, cant wait to bit it haha... thanks for your cookies^^ yummy

Sharon said...

Gorgeous cookies! And the tree doesn't look so bad even though it's somewhat blueish. What camera is it you have? I use a Canon and it's been very reliable so far :).

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more said...

Yummy!!!
I'll love these definately

Jean said...

dun worry jess! they still look great! with regards to the rolling, u can try keeping the cookie dough in those round cardboard holder from kitchen paper napkins (not sure if u know what im talking abt)to make sure they stay round in the fridge.

j3ss kitch3n said...

Jet aww thanks for making me feel better, you're so kind hehe we must put in more practice and efforts in our cookie making! hehe glad you like the songs i put up i'm more of a sentimental kinda of girl!

Cathy hehe thanks you are so sweet!

Janice haha please help yourself and thank you!

Sharon i'm using a Nikon Coolpix S4000 i really don't know what in the world happened to the color thanks for your compliments =)

Wendy haha i'm sure you are gonna love these!

Jean ohh i know what you are toking abt but then with my skills hor i don't think this cardboard can help me leh i uber clumsy and rough!

Cook.Bake.Love said...

The cookies look so yummy.

Angie's Recipes said...

I love grand marnier in cookies..they must have smelt and tasted especially good.

lena said...

good morning jess. Theese cookies look fine. I'm bad at making cookies, i find it hard to control the temperature for baking them in my small oven. Maybe the dough is not firm enough that's why you find it difficult to shape or cut. Can get 'high' or not eating these cookies? ha!

j3ss kitch3n said...

thanks angel! =)

angie they do smell and taste especially good!

lol! lena high with flavors lol~

Wen said...

I love the buttery look of your cookies! Nice bake! Happy Holidays!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

They look divine jess and I love citrus in baking. It always lifts the flavours of buttery baked goods! :D

Jess @ Bakericious said...

Jess, the xmas tree still look nice even is blue color. And the cookies, definitely look nicer than xmas tree :)

j3ss kitch3n said...

thanks Wen! happy holidays too!

Lorraine thanks! yeah the citrus always play a great part!

Jess hehe thanks!

neyeeloh said...

Christmas tree not important, what's most important is the yummy cookies... ^_^

The Sweetylicious said...

hey jess (: it looks really fine to me and blue christmas tree definitely look unique and cool isnt it! (: i'd definitely want to give this a try (:

j3ss kitch3n said...

Thanks Esther!

Jasmine haha please do try them!

Little Inbox said...

Hey, don't mind, since this is a good recipe.

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

Wow...those cookies make me drool ya...just feel like grabbing a few now...hehehe

Christmas tree wow!!!

j3ss kitch3n said...

Little Inbox thanks =)

Love2Cook haha thanks for your compliments please help yourself!

MaryMoh said...

I think you did a great job! The cookies look very delicious. I love the buttery smell. With the orange zest, I'm sure they taste even better. Thanks very much for sharing. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

j3ss kitch3n said...

thanks mary for your compliments!! Happy New Year!!

Mary said...

The cookies sound wonderful and they look better than most that are posted elsewhere. This is my first visit here and I must tell you how much I enjoy the food and recipes you feature here. I plan to be back. I hope yo are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

j3ss kitch3n said...

thanks mary for your compliments and also thanks for dropping by! it's my pleasure having you here!

Yummy Koh said...

the cookies look great. Like your new template. Hey, I tried your blueberry cheese cupcakes - verrrrrrry good. One portion for 9 cuppies is too little to satisfy anyone. Will be posting it up soon. thanks for sharing.

j3ss kitch3n said...

thanks yummy koh! hehe can't wait for you to post it up it's really yummy right!

tigerfish said...

Happy New Year to you and your family! Love your setting of butter cookies and of course the cookies!

j3ss kitch3n said...

haha thanks tigerfish!!

DG said...

Yummy cookies! and Happy new year :)

Bake for a Queen said...

I can smell the cookies from here...:D I actually left your blog remained open while working to listen to your music. Really good collection. Thank you.

j3ss kitch3n said...

Nancy thanks for your compliments hehe glad you like the music! they are my favorite!

Chef Dennis said...

hi Jess

those cookies look delicious!! I wish I had a few to go with my coffee this morning! Your images are beautiful and honestly I didn't even notice the tree color, those cookies got my attention!
Cheers
Dennis

j3ss kitch3n said...

Thanks Chef Dennis for dropping by! thanks so much for your compliments haha!

noobcook said...

happy new year! I love butter cookies. And I thought blue Christmas tree looks very festive too :)

j3ss kitch3n said...

thanks noobcook haha they do look festive in a weird way!

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...