Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentine's Day Brazilian Butter Cookies

As bakers we all have those nostalgic recipes. This one brings me back funny - now they are funny - memories of my childhood. My mother still mentions this in our talks some times. I loved to make those cookies when I was, I don't know, maybe 10, 12 years old. But the point was that I always got angry with them because I never got the right consistency to roll them out, every time. It was so frustrating that many times I threw the dough on the floor and then, MY MOM got angry with me because again I was making a mess and wasting the ingredients. She tried to helped me when both of us calmed down and everything was fine. But a few months later, there I was again trying to make those cookies, not getting the right consistensy and so on.

When I decided to make them for this blog I knew everything was going to work out because, well, I'm much more mature now LOL and as the dough started drying out, I just had to knead it a little longer so my hands would warm the butter making the dough pliable again. And this happened very naturally and made me think "that was the point, and it was so easy... if only I knew this at that time... " :)

I do have a recipe for them but, as I mentioned before, we just moved and our things haven't come yet and the recipe is not here with me. I only have the pictures because I brought the backup cds.

The ones with little stripes have the classic design (they will be subject of another post in the future) and as part of Valentine's Day's ideas, I shaped a heart in the center with my fingers and added some strawberry marmalade before baking.

Here they are, fresh from the oven. They are great with a cup of tea or a glass of milk...


Eliana _ EUA said...

Karen, I do want this recipe!!
They look delicious!