Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Lemon Polenta Cookies


These are crunchy, lemony, and buttery cookies. The polenta in these cookies puts them on the crunchy side rather than soft and chewy. Normally I will just shape these rounds but this time I did something different using piping bag. The polenta absorbed the moisture from the mixture pretty fast and toward the end I find it a little bit difficult to pipe. If this happens just add a bit of milk to soften up the mixture up again.




Ingredients:

150 grams softened butter
80 grams sugar
1 tbsp of lemon zest
1 egg
1 egg yolk
165 grams flour, sifted
80 grams polenta/fine cornmeal
1 tbsp milk - optional
Some little M and M’s for decoration


1. Prepared a baking pan and line it with parchment paper. Combined the egg and egg yolk and beat it lightly. Combined flour and polenta together.
2. Cream the butter, sugar and lemon zest until light and creamy. Add the eggs and cream until smooth. Add in the flour mixture and mix well.


3. Spoon the mixture into the piping bag fitted with a 2cm/¾ inch star nozzle to form the cookies. Decorate the top of the cookies with M & M.
4. Bake in a pre-heated 350°F oven for about 12-15 minutes (depending on the size of the cookie) until lightly brown on the edges. Cool on the trays for a few minutes before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.


9 comments:

Ann@Anncoo Journal said...

These lemon cookies look very pretty with the M&M on top. Wish I can grab few of these :)

Medeja said...

Your cookies look really cute shaped like this!

Phong Hong said...

Gertrude, these cookies are rather cute with M&Ms. I have some polenta and I want to try baking these cookies.

Shereen said...

I have a bag of polenta don't know since when in my pantry.. Hehe. Good time to bake these cookies. Thanks for sharing.

Katie said...

Beautiful decoration. Not seen polenta cookies piped before.

suituapui said...

Oooo...why don't you move to Sibu and stay next door? ;)

lena said...

never had polenta as in ingredient in cookies, sounds interesting!

ICook4Fun said...

Ann, thank you.

Medeja, thank you.

Phong Hong, hope you like it :)

Shereen, I still have a lot too. Now you know why my pantry and fridge are full with stuffs. Be one big packet guna sikit saja :(

Katie, thank you.

Suituapui, sibu boring or not? Wait lah let Shereen move there first ha ha..

Lena, it has a nutty and crunch to it.

Beachlover said...

oh!! U still bake cookies for CNY!! these look so colorful!! are you using pipping bag to press?