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Saturday, October 11, 2008

Mushroom Cookies

(Mantar Kurabiye)

Mushroom Cookies
125 gr (125 ml = 1/2 cup = 1 stick)unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg, at room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups corn starch
1/2 cup plain flour, all purpose
1 tsp baking powder

4 tbsp cocoa powder

Cream the sugar with butter using a small egg whisker, then add the egg and vanilla extract, whisk. Add the corn starch, then mix with your hand. Gradually add the flour and baking powder, knead. You will have a very soft dough. Let stand for 5 minutes. Make chestnut sized balls with your hands. Place parchment paper on an oven tray and arrange them on it.

Place cocoa in a small bowl and pour 1 tbsp water in another small bowl. Wash and dry a glass soda bottle. Soak the rim of the bottle into the water, then dust it with cocoa powder. Press the rim of the bottle lightly on the dough (picture). Finish them all. Wipe the rim of the bottle with tissue paper every 3-4 times.

Preheat the oven to 375 F (190 C) and bake for about 25 minutes. Arrange them on the wire rack so they cool down.

19-20 Mushroom Cookies.

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16 Comments:

At 3:36 PM, Blogger Aviva said...

great food, great country and
people !

 
At 3:04 AM, Blogger Aparna said...

These are most interesting. They look like real mushrooms.
When I saw the title I thought you had made cookies from mushrooms! :)

 
At 7:26 PM, Anonymous Ozlem said...

Binnur abla, when you said 125 gr butter, do you round it up and use 1 stick in your recipes or do you use exactly 125 gr (more than 1 stick)?

 
At 10:26 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Ozlemcigim,
I use 1 stick unsalted butter for the recipe. I add more information about it:)
Sevgilerimle,

 
At 8:13 PM, Blogger Ashley said...

These are adorable! Great recipes, as always!

 
At 7:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Binnur,
I made these cookies and susame rings for a pothluck and people liked them. Expecially they loved your mushroom cookies. Some people asked me its recipe and I gave them your web-site adress. I am so happy because first of all I hesitated whether they could like these cookies but my husbant encouraged me. Maybe he missed these cookies:-) Some people asked me whether there are peanut butter into mushroom cookies or not.Thank you so much for nice recipes.

Burcu

 
At 5:56 PM, Blogger pixen said...

Hi Binnur, is it ok if i replace the cornflour with potato or tapioca flour?

Thank you for the lovely recipies.

 
At 8:57 PM, Blogger Katherine said...

Merhaba Binnur,

I tried this recipe but my cookies did not take the shape of mushrooms! They simply flattened out to look like regular sugar cookies : ( I even made sure to include the cornflour. Do you have any recommendations for me? I also want to thank you for providing so many great recipes, everything else I've tried has turned out perfectly. My Turkish husband is so proud of me when I'm able to cook something traditional for him! Your website is a great resource, tesekkurler!

 
At 6:02 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Merhaba Katherine,
Thank you:) The key ingredients is the corn starch. So I made a little search for you and found out, in Britain it is called cornflour which refers to a ground cornmeal product. Corn starch or corn flour is not cornmeal which you used for the Mushroom Cookies:) I think you live in England!
Sevgilerimle,

 
At 3:05 AM, Blogger Mrs Ergül said...

Hi Binnur, I have made these on a few occasions for my husband and friends. They all love it. I love how cute it looks!

 
At 3:15 PM, Anonymous Harley :) said...

in my school we're doing international dishes, all my friends picked Italy:), i choose Turkiye:)!
i'm making this as my desert dish + i made chicken + bulgur pilaf as my main dish :)

thank you for the recipe + method :D
xx

 
At 8:37 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Pixen,
Without corn starch (not flour) the cookies wouldn't be able to take the shape of a mushroom:)

 
At 2:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Assalamu Alaykum!
This is A'yan again, I just finished a batch of these for when the boys get back from lessons and they are so precious! Your site is truly a blessing, I'm still picking out dinner but I think a dolma dish sounds good and I'm sure it will be as delicous as last evening's meal. Shukran!!!
Blessings be upon you and your family for all the years of the world!

-A'yan

 
At 7:29 AM, Blogger Anneline said...

Hi Binnur.
I'm secretly converting to Turkish... i love lov elove your recipes! this is rather interesting!i thought u made them with mushrooms but glad to see its a sweet treat ;-)
Anna

 
At 6:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Binnur, I just had these at my friend's party and they were delicious. Can I use my standmixer for this recipe or should I fold everything in by hand?

Thanks!

 
At 9:53 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi,
Everything should be fold by hand in this recipe:)

 

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