Homemade Sweet Cookies
|For the cookies|
or to taste
|For the sugar syrup|
Sift the flour. Place the flour, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Mix. Rub the butter into the flour with your fingertips until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Next add ½ of the beaten egg yolk . Mix well using your hands. Try to work quickly.
Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill for 10 -15 minutes.
Now take the chilled dough and roll out into a large square that is about 1/16 inch thick, using a rolling pin. Use a cookie cutter and cut out cookies. I used a small flower shaped cookie cutter (see photo).
Heat the oil and fry the cookies over medium heat until each side is golden brown. Place cookies on a paper towel lined sheet to drain.
For the syrup, add sugar and water into a heavy-bottomed pan and heat over low heat to 105C degrees. Use a candy thermometer. The sugar should dissolve and the mixture should thicken to syrup consistency.
Place the cookies in a large bowl. Add the sugar syrup mixture to the cookies and carefully fold them to mix well and make sure that all of the cookies have syrup on them. Spread cookies out to cool on a piece of parchment paper. Place some cookies in a bag and serve your kids or friends.