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Piggy German Butter Cookie

January 25, 2019 /
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In the year of PIG, this Piggy German Butter Cookie is currently the hottest cookie to bake. The cookie is as buttery as shortbread biscuit while as crumbly as a butter cookie. Moreover, with the decent sweetness in this cookie which is not overly sweet, it is simply a perfect butter cookie recipe as a snack and a home-baked gift to your friends and family. When you start to put one in your mouth to enjoy the melt-in-the-mouth moment you are going to snack until they are all gone.

pig butter cookie

Be creative, you can basically shape this 6 ingredients German butter cookie dough into any style you like. Since 2019 is the year of PIG, everyone has gone crazy making cookies and any possible Chinese delicacy into the shape of a pig. My baking buddy, Mandy, has done a wonderful job by shaping the Piggy German Butter Cookie into a few styles and all of them are so adorable. Be it a simple piggy head, lying down piggy, valentine piggy or even a piggy wearing a Chinese New Year costume (scroll down to the last image), they are sure huge is wow factor.

Piggy German Butter Cookie Recipe

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piggy cookie

Valentine’s Day is approaching, bake some to spread the love around!

valentine cookie

Just a simple tweak on the design, the Piggy German Butter Cookie has turned into a lovely romantic cookie, perfect for any occasion, especially the upcoming Valentine’s Day.

valentine pig cookie

Heart or Flower?

wedding cookie

Let’s celebrate the PIG year Chinese New Year!

OINK OINK!

pig year cookie

For more Piggy theme crafts, try:
Princess P Piggy Amigurumi
Piggy Bun Amigurumi
Piggy Pillow
Piggy Clay Charm

piggy german butter cookie

PIGGY GERMAN BUTTER COOKIE RECIPE

Yield: 48 COOKIES
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

In the year of PIG, this Piggy German Butter Cookie is currently the hottest cookie to bake. The cookie is as buttery as shortbread biscuit while as crumbly as a butter cookie. Moreover, with the decent sweetness in this cookie which is not overly sweet, it is simply a perfect butter cookie recipe as a snack and a home-baked gift to your friends and family. When you start to put one in your mouth to enjoy the melt-in-the-mouth moment you are going to snack until they are all gone.

Recipe source: Facebook – Enne Ty
Contributed: Mandy Choong

Enjoy baking them!

Ingredients

  • 125 gram Unsalted Butter
  • 50 gram Powdered Sugar / Confectioners Sugar / Icing Sugar
  • 95 gram Potato Flour
  • 120 gram All Purpose Flour (sieved)
  • 10 gram Full Cream Milk Powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pink Food coloring
  • Black Sesame Seeds

Instructions

Basic Piggy Shaping

  1. Preheat oven to 150ºC now or 20 mins before baking.
  2. Cream butter and icing sugar till fluffy (about 1 min). piggy gbc 1 piggy gbc 3
  3. Fold in sieved flours, milk powder, and salt, mix well and form a dough. piggy gbc 5

  4. Remove 1-2 Tbsp of dough to mix with pink food coloring (1-2 dots from a toothpick). piggy gbc 7

  5. To make the piggy face, weigh 8g for each ball from the plain dough, arrange them on the baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
    The pink dough is to make ears and snout, just pinch 3 tiny balls of dough and shape them into 2 triangles and an oval ball (for each pig). piggy gbc 8

  6. Arranged 2 pink triangles on top as ears, and oval ball in front as a snout. piggy gbc 9 piggy gbc 10

  7. Stick black sesame seeds to make eyes, pressed lightly onto the dough to prevent them from falling off after baking. (I used a toothpick to do the job). Use a toothpick to make 2 pierced holes for the snout. piggy gbc 11

  8. Bake in a preheated oven, on the 2nd lower shelf, for 20-25 minutes. (Rotate trays if you needed to)

  9. After removing from oven, cool for 5 minutes on a baking tray. Transferred to a cooling rack to cool completely before storing in an airtight container.

pig cookie


Valentine’s Piggy Shaping

For the other pattern with 4 tiny hinds facing up, I used:
10g dough ball for the body (flatten lightly)
4 tiny balls for hinds
2 triangle (pink) for ears
1 oval for a snout

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piggy gbc 13

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piggy gbc 15

wedding cookie

Challenge yourself with a more complicated design to make the basic Piggy German Butter Cookie into Chinese New Year theme piggy cookie.

pig year butter cookie



Screenshot 2019 01 23 at 6.29

Notes

  1. Use butter at room temperature.
  2. The dough will deflate and expand a little after baked.
  3. Besides using black sesame seeds for eyes, you may draw them with an edible ink pen.
  4. This butter cookie dough is easy to make into any pattern, by using different colors and shapes.

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Coco in the Kitchen

Wednesday 1st of May 2019

OMG I can't, I just can't! These are SO stinkin' cute! Happy Year of the Piggy!

Christy

Saturday 6th of April 2019

Can't wait to try this recipe. I love butter cookies!

Amber

Tuesday 23rd of April 2019

I don't know what I did wrong. These were so so so dry to shape, dough didn't hold together at all like your photos. Thoughts?

Craft Passion

Monday 8th of April 2019

Yahhooooo!!!! We all love butter cookies :)

Valentina

Wednesday 13th of February 2019

Hi, tell me please, how i can replace Full Cream Milk Powder? Can i use normal milk or cream? Thanks)

Heart Coasters - Valentine's Crochet Pattern • Craft Passion

Wednesday 13th of February 2019

[…] Noticed the little piggy cookies? Bake yours with this recipe. […]

Just a Fat boi

Monday 4th of February 2019

I actually made according to these recipe with a 1:1 substitution of Plain flour: potato flour, since I couldn't find any in the supermarket, and it turned out alright. Mine were also less smooth and more prone to cracking, so using the potato flour is probably recommended, but in a pinch plain flour will work. Probably not the intended texture, but still delicious and looks like piggy.

Craft Passion

Saturday 9th of February 2019

Thank you for letting us know the outcome with plain flour substitution. I am sure the taste should be similar, perhaps not as fluffy and as melt-in-the-mouth as using potato flour. We tried corn flour before and it cracks a bit too, but it tastes similar.

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