I was baking Mazurek just before Easter and was left with some of the shortcrust. Well, I didn't throw it out obviously. :)
For some time now I was looking for an opportunity to make Coraline cookies. Have you watched the film or read the book? It's an amazing and scary read. The film is great too.
When I first saw the button cookies on Pinterest I was like: "So cool!"
And, come to think of it, the basic shortcrust I used for mazurek is the perfect recipe for Coraline cookies.
It's sweet and crumbly enough, but holds together quite ok.
See for yourselves - it's extremely easy to make.
Coraline cookies aka Button cookies
Ingredients and cooking instructions - see my recipe for basic shortcrust.
Omit the part about putting the dough into a baking tin.
Instead cut out circles with a small glass.
Then make an imprint on the circle with a slightly smaller glass.
Finally, make button holes with a straw or, as in my case, a dismantled pen. :)
And bake in 200*C for 5 minutes. This will depend on how thick your cookies are. Mine were pretty thin so 5 minutes was enough for the dough to bake.
And mind you, 5 minutes sharp. I left first batch for 6 minutes and they burned, so yeah 5 minutes!
Don't let the Other Mother get you!
PS. yes, this is a splatter shield under the cookies. I don't own anything even remotely resembling a cooling rack and the shield was lying around unused so...
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