Let me present to you my newest creation.....(the name is kinda of long so please put up with me) Grand Marnier Vanilla Bean Sugi Cookies!! hahaha ever since my sis got the bottle of Grand Marnier for me at the airport, i had been using it every chance i got to incorporate it into my baking. Well so what do you think of my newest creation?? Extremely yummy, the fragrance and taste of vanilla beans got me gasping (the taste of grand marnier is not prominent though i think it enhances the vanilla bean flavor instead), hard, crunchy and crumbly. Give them a try! its easy to make, but make it for your own consumption, lol giving them to relatives may indent a big hole in your pocket, so i'm not intending to make these for my relatives no matter how yummy they are!
|the dough after kneading don't you just love vanilla beans?|
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Grand Marnier Vanilla Bean Sugi Cookies
(adapted and modified from QBB website)
2 sticks vanilla bean
2 tsp grand marnier
500g self raising flour
130g icing sugar
- Use a paring knife to split the vanilla beans lengthwise, then turn the knife over and use the dull edge to scrape the seeds into a medium saucepan, add in ghee and melt over low heat. Add in grand marnier and set aside to cool.
- Sift flour and icing sugar into a mixing bowl, pour the cooled ghee mixture into the flour mixture and knead well to form a soft dough.
- Preheat oven to 170°C, line a cookie pan with aluminum foil (x2) (as the bottom of the cookies gets char easily during baking).
- Roll dough into ball sizes of your choice and place into small paper cups and place them on the lined cookie pan.
- Bake for 20-25mins till cooked but not brown, the cookies should be white and crumbly in texture. (look on your cookies after baking for 15mins, as they get browned easily.)