Millefiori Cookie Recipe
I have a cookie recipe for you today, which looks difficult but actually has no difficulty other than handiwork; millefiori cookies. It takes its name from a glass forming technique. You can see exactly what kind of technique it is by searching Google images. Many of you already wear them as necklaces or bracelets, I'm sure the glasses made with this method right now. The adaptation for cookies is as follows; Cookie dough of different colors is rolled from the inside out and then sliced and baked.
Do not be intimidated, it is not difficult at all. You just have to follow the recipe step by step. Do not think about the future while taking a step. just focus on what you need to do at the moment. Also, some things are difficult to understand before starting to do them, but they can be understood by doing. This is one of them. It will be very confusing when you read the preparation part. But when you take the dough in your hands and start making it step by step, what you need to do will be fully formed in your mind.
By the way, you can also make colorful flowers by coloring the cookie dough with colorful food dyes. Since I do not prefer to use food coloring, I used cocoa as a kind of dye to obtain 2 different brown tones. You can also make different shapes as your creativity and dexterity allow. This is one of the most basic, simplest, most doable shapes.
In the meantime, I tried to shoot a video as much as I could during the production phase. It wasn't very successful as I took close-up shots by myself, but it is a very useful video in terms of guidance.
Enjoy the recipe...
- 125 g of butter, at room temperature,
- 1 egg,
- 3/4 cup of sugar,
- 2.5-3 cup of flour,
- 3 tsps of cocoa powder,
- 10 g of vanilin sugar,
- 1/2 tsp of baking powder.
- Beat butter, egg and sugar together, until creamy,
- Add baking powder and sugar vanilin and beat again,
- Add flour gradually and knead until an elastic dough,
- Divide the dough into 3 equal parts,
- Add 1 tsp cocoa powder into 1 piece and knead until the colour sets,
- Add 2 tsps cocoa powder into 1 another piece and knead until the colour sets,
- Make 6 balls with the light brown dough, 1 is a little bigger,
- Roll 5 o,5 cm diameter sticks and 1 0,7 cm diameter stick with the 6 balls,
- Make 5 balls with dark brown dough and roll each piece in rectengulars (in the same lenth with light brown sticks),
- Place the 5 sticks in the long edges of the dark brown dough sheets and roll,
- Place 2 rolled dough side by side,
- Place the thicker light brown dough on top of them,
- Place the remaining ones around,
- Fill the cavities around with sticks made with plain dough,
- Roll the remaining plain dough in a big rectangular shape (in the same length with sticks together),
- Place the stick bunch in the long edge of the plaind dough sheet and roll,
- Cover the dough with plastic wrap and refrigirate for 15 mins., then cut into thin 0,5 cm slices,
- Place in a baking sheet covered with parchement paper,
- Bake 10-15 mins. in a 180 C degrees pre-heated oven..