Surinamese Butter Cookies (Boterbiesjes)
Surinamese butter cookies, or boterbiesjes are a delicious butter cookie topped with a currant or raisin. One of my grandma’s used to make these occasionally when I was a kid. I actually forgot all about them until I was going through a Surinamese cookbook, ‘ Groot Surinaams Kookboek’ (Extensive Surinamese Cookbook). I came across the recipe and decided to make them again. They were just as delicious as I remember them. I hope you’ll enjoy them as well.
How To Make Surinamese Butter Cookies (Boterbiesjes)
You’ll need flour, cornstarch, confectioners’ sugar (powdered sugar), butter, baking powder, lemon zest and a nice handful of raisins and/or currants.
First, sift your flour, cornstarch and baking powder.
Next, add butter, sugar and lemon zest to a bowl and mix till creamy.
When the butter is creamy, add the flour mixture in small increments.
You should end up with a soft dough that’s easy to shape into a ball.
Roll little balls of the dough and put the balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Top with a raisin or currant and press the dough lightly. You could omit the raisins and currents, in that case, just press the balls slightly.
Bake in the oven for approximately 10-15 minutes, until golden.
Don’t these just look delicious?!
If you think these look delicious, check out more Surinamese recipes on the site.