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Melt-in-your-mouth cookies for Chinese New Year

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Maybe I should start a Dad and Me series. Its his hand in the photo here, one of the many trays we baked together.(Best Bakemate!)


These cookies are special, because for some reason, I make them only during Chinese New Year.




Or perhaps I know the reason. The sheer amount of butter needed when one looks at the recipe is enough to let you have second thoughts about baking these often.

Also, they go really fast. Once you pop one in your mouth, dang, you're so going to keep on eating.

(Sorry, the measurements are in weight cos I just can't change it to cups)
The recipes are from my baking instructor when I went for a course in a community club, with some changes

Lemon cookies
270g unsalted butter, softened
90g icing sugar
270g AP flour
60g custard powder
1 teaspoon lemon oil
1 teaspoon vanilla essence

Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.

Sift flour and custard powder together.

In another bowl, cream butter and sugar until light. (It should be almost white)

Add the lemon oil and vanil…