Thursday, December 20, 2007

Santa's little buttons



There is something about jam drops that are so appealing. The buttery little buttons filled with delicious jam. Sweet and tart. There isn't any real secret to this except that I insist on using preservatives free jam. A bonus if there is a bite in the jam!

This is what I call "fuss free" recipe. You need a batch of cookies quick and don't want to spend more than 25 minutes in the kitchen making them. You won't go wrong with this recipe! Even if you don't have an electric mixer, you can still enjoy these cookies easily since it's "melt and mix". At Christmas time, everyone needs a quick recipe like that. Not to mention, these cute little buttons will look fantastic in a gift box or cellophane paper.

Best of all, less washing up- it gives you time to eat more! ;p



Santa's little buttons (makes about 24-26)

150grams of butter
5 tablespoons of sugar
1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup of flour
6 tablespoons of cornflour
1/2 cup finely chopped nuts (I omitted it this time round)
about 2-3 tablespoons of preservative free jam of choice.

Melt butter in sauce pan. Meanwhile combine sugar, flour and cornflour in mixing bowl. Pour cooled melted butter in mixing bowl and mix till combine. Add nuts if desire. Roll tablespoonsful of mixture into balls and place on lined baking trays. Make an indentation in the centre of each cookie. Spoon a little jam in the centre. Bake at 160C for 15 minutes till pale golden.

This is for the foodblogger's Eat Christmas cookies event! Head there are look at all those beautiful cookies on display! I love the multitude of cookies around!

16 comments:

Little Corner of Mine said...

Lovely cookies!!

Big Boys Oven said...

WAH so many cookies.....delicious and it melts my mouth!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

Hi Daphne,

This is just what we all need with only 5 days left till Christmas--"fuss free" cookies. They look so moist and delicious. Thanks for a yummy entry. Cheers, Susan

Cynthia said...

They are extremely appealing.

zhengning said...

Xmas is approaching! Haha, nice batch of xmas cookies!

Zen Chef said...

Hahaha... Life is too short to waste calories! I will live by those words from now on! :-)
And your 'less washing up to do leaves more time for eating' philosophy might catch on, you might be a big Star some day, who knows! :-)

Oh for the love of food! said...

These cookies look so yummy, Daphne! and for the little time it takes to make! Simply gorgeous!

teckiee said...

LOL! I was thinking more of Santa's red nose rain deer when I saw your cookies ;p Merry Christmas!

Paw Paw said...

Those cookies looks crumbly & melt in the mouth..Yums!

Here's wishing U a wonderful & fun-filled X'mas. *cheers*

Kate / Kajal said...

thats what we need at this time of the year ...a fess free delicious recipe ! they look cute.

Happy Holidays :)

East Meets West Kitchen said...

That looks so cute!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! :D

Big Boys Oven said...

Merry Christmas babe and a jolly New Year!

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Merry Christmas, Daphne!!

tigerfish said...

Santa's buttons...you can touch them, you can eat them. Ha!
Have a blessed Christmas.

doggybloggy said...

chili, congee and cookies I know I am in the right place....I love congee...it is a new thing to me (five years now) but that is still new...happy holida season to you and yours

daphne said...

Little corner-thanks!

big boys oven- hehehe.. they are so cutee arent they?

susan-it's my pleasure participating and I'm so glad u like this fuss free gem.

cynthia-=)

zhengning-hehe..this is the smallest batch.

zen- haha..glad u like my little quotes. Probably not big star..more like big circle from all the food i have been eating.

Carol- hey there! Thank you! it's a hand recipe. hehehe

Teckiee- that's true!!! beep beeep*

paw paw- merry christmas to u too!

kate- thank you!

east meets west kitchen- ooo!! u r back on the net!! Hope u r having a great time in SG.

big boys oven- and to u as well.

lyrical lemongrass- Merry xmas!

tigerfish-hehe..yes! edible ones. ; LOL Have a blessed christmas =)

doggybloggy-u r back tooo!!!! have a good one!

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