Sunday, February 03, 2008

CNY Cookies 3

3 February 2008

These are the third batch of cookies I'm baking for CNY. I actually intend to bake Mickey & Minnie cookies and almond crisps this week. But after reading the last issue of U-weekly, I decided to bake 2 of the cookie recipes published in that issue - almond cookies and peanut cookies.

Almond cookies:

Peanut cookies:

The peanut cookies are extremely difficult to make. It uses a lot of peanut powder, which I think resulted in a very crumbly dough. It was very hard to roll the dough and cut the cookies. In the end, I tried to improve by pressing the dough into the cookie cutter.

Here are the two recipes from U-weekly magazine:

Almond Cookies

Ingredients (I make 26 pieces with half the recipe)
110g butter
50g castor sugar
1/4 tbsp almond essence
30g egg
120g plain flour
50g cornflour
1/4 tsp baking soda
60g almond powder

Method
1. Place butter, castor sugar and almond essence together, mix evenly till creamy.
2. Add egg and mix evenly.
3. Add flour, corn flour and baking soda and mix evenly.
4. Add almond powder and mix evenly.
5. Place dough on tracing paper, roll cookie dough to 10mm thickness.
6. Cut up cookie dough with cookie cutter and place almond bits on top of the cookie to decorate.
7. Preheat oven to 175C and bake for 18 minutes.

Peanut Cookies

Ingredients (I make 55 pieces)
70g butter
50g fine sugar
30g egg
70g plain flour
150g peanut powder

Method
1. Place butter and fine sugar together, mix evenly till creamy.
2. Add egg and mix evenly.
3. Add flour and peanut powder to the mix and stir evenly.
4. Place dough on tracing paper, roll cookie dough to 10mm thickness.
5. Cut up cookie dough with cookie cutter and place a peanut on top of the cookie to decorate.
6. Preheat oven to 160C and bake for 18 minutes.

11 comments:

  1. Hi Small small baker, I made a batch of peanut butter cookies using Florence's recipe here (http://www.wlteef.blogspot.com/2007/01/chinese-peanut-cookies.html). I made the same thing last year. I must say it is a very simple and straight forward recipe...got it done with my younger one's help. The cookies are very crunchy and yet melt in the mouth. My boy told me he gives the cookies 100 stars out of 100 stars :) You may want to give it a try...btw, I left out the coarsely chopped peanut bits, just used peanut powder. If u have time (about 1 hr plus to get it all done and baked), should go for it. Here's wishing you a happy lunar new year :D

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  2. Hi Small small baker, I used Florence's recipe too and it's really good! Though they were really crumbly and most of the time I have to use my hands to press the dough together. The end result is abit crumbly. Happy Homebaker, is this what you experience also?

    Here's wishing you a happy and prosperous new year! :D

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  3. Hi Happy Homebaker and Aimei, thanks for sharing with me the recipe from Florence. It looks really simple to do. Aiya, I should have tried that.

    Wish both of u a very prosperous new year too! :)

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  4. Hi Small Small Baker, Aimei, the dough was not crumply, quite smooth. May be it was because I didn't add in the coarsely chopped peanut bits. You can try it after CNY, my boy already told me to make them again soon ;)

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  5. I've never tried baking peanut cookies, but have always gotten them from my friends, and I love the melt in your mouth texture. I like how cute your peanut cookies look! Gong Xi Fa Cai!

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  6. Hi ovenhaven, thanks! Happy CNY to u too. Hope it's not too late. :)

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  7. Hi Small Small Baker,

    You've been tagged! Hehe check out the link here. http://mybakingcottage.blogspot.com/2008/02/meme.html

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  8. Wow....your cookies look great!!!!i love the almond cookies...... :)

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  9. Hi Small Small Baker,
    Your almond cookies look very delicious...am drooling now. I wonder if I can order from you, even though the CNY is over. Hehe

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  10. Thanks Ellena! :)

    Hi Emily, the photo can be quite deceiving. I don't think it's up to standard to sell. Really not that good lah. Hehe. ;)

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  11. Hi Small Small Baker!
    All your CNY goodies look so enticing!
    Sadly, i missed on the fun of baking CNY goodies as i was overseas.
    Shall bake like crazy next CNY.
    Haha

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