The confectionery corner of the 100-yen shop "Daiso" is already booming for Valentine's Day. Many people are considering making chocolates and cookies because they are relatively easy to make by hand.
Then I was interested in Daiso's "cookie mix powder". At a reasonable price of 100 yen (excluding tax) per bag, will the quality (this is important!) That even the author who does not make sweets often can easily and give to people? I tried to verify.
There were two types of cookie mix powder sold at the store: plain cookie mix powder and cocoa cookie mix powder. In both cases, the raw materials are wheat flour and sugar (+ cocoa powder for cocoa cookies), which are very simple. It seems that one bag (120g (4.23oz)) can make about 12 cookies with a diameter of 5cm.
Other ingredients to prepare are unsalted butter or unsalted margarine 45g (1.59oz) and 1 egg yolk. To compare the differences, this time I made plain butter and cocoa margarine.
How to makeMix the butter (margarine) that has been returned to room temperature with a whisk until it becomes creamy, add the egg yolk and mix well.
Add the mixed powder and mix with a rubber spatula until it becomes lumpy, then knead it firmly by hand to make a lump.
Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and let it rest in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
Stretch it to a thickness of 3-4 mm, cut it out with a mold, place it on a baking sheet with an oven sheet, and bake it in an oven preheated to 180 degrees for 10-12 minutes (time is adjusted by oven. Please refer to the package for details on how to make it). ..
What is the finish?
Both have a nice texture, but the butter cookie has a crumbled texture, and the margarine cookie melts quickly. Butter has a strong flavor, so you can enjoy a rich taste even in plain. On the other hand, the margarine-based cocoa cookie had a bittersweet cocoa flavor that was not too sweet and unstoppable.
As a result, there is no need to adjust the sugar in either case, and it is a perfect level for a gift with plenty of handmade feeling. It also saves some weighing effort, so it is also recommended for handmade with your child. Please enjoy special decorations with chocolate pens and icing for Valentine's Day!