Tuesday, January 25, 2011

CHINESE NEW YEAR COOKIES

Hello my friends :D How's your new year 2011? Long time i din't pop up to my blog since last year. Last year???? Sounds very long ago right? But it's just 2 months ago. What i'm busy with? Hmm.... with housework, kids, trips & baking. Din't try new recipes because i'm lazy & love old traditional food. Hee hee... as my sister & cousin sister said i'm so traditional ( old fashion ). Hahaha :P
So.... 1 more week to Chinese New Year. What are you going to bake? I think most of you already done all bakings & prepared to welcome "Rabbit Year" ^.^

This year, i made 4 types of cookies. 2 of it was from my previous post ( Almond Nestum Cookies & Chocolate Chips Almond Cookies )

Almond Nestum Cookies
In my old post i din't post my nestum cookies photos. So i attached here.


With 2 different shapes.


Bought a new cookies recipe book last year, Little Cookies Earn Big $ 做小饼赚大钱. Went through few times, at last decided to make this, Crisp Coconut Cookies 开心香椰酥饼. Beside, I'm submitting this to ""j3ss kitch3n" who are hosting the Aspiring Bakers #3: My Favorite CNY Cookie (Jan 2011).


After baking the 1st tray, i told my husband... when it's cold please try whether nice or not. He is my 白老鼠. Hahaha :P He said very nice & i tried too. It's very very nice. The coconut fragrant with pistachios & almond powder. Wah..... can u imagine how nice is't?

Here's the awesome recipe :

  • 200g butter
  • 70g icing sugar
  • 230g plain flour
  • 50g desicated coconut
  • 50g almond powder
  • 50g pistachios ( milled )
  1. Cream butter & icing sugar till light & fluffy.
  2. Fold in dried ingredients, mix to form a soft dough.
  3. Shape 6g each into rounds, use a fork to flatten lightly.
  4. Bake in a preheated oven at 150c for 20 minutes.

Another new & nice recipe Hap Tou Sou 核桃酥 from 1 of my mum's friend. The texture is different from what i did every year. It's more like those selling outside. My sister did this too & posted in her blog too. But she used butter instead of planta. I tried hers, i prefered planta. Beside, I'm also submitting this to ""j3ss kitch3n" who are hosting the Aspiring Bakers #3: My Favorite CNY Cookie (Jan 2011).

  • 500g flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 180g icing sugar
  • 1 tsp fine salt
  • 1 tsp alkaline water
  • 60g planta
  • 240-250g peanut oil
  1. Mix all the ingredients except oil with hand ( rubbing method ).
  2. Add in oil slowly become a soft dough.
  3. Shape into a small ball & make a hole in the middle of each cookies with a chop-stick.
  4. Brush some egg yolk on the cookies before baking.
  5. Bake at 150c for 13-15 minutes.

Gong Xi Fatt Cai

5 comments:

  1. what an array of cookies! looks so tempting!

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  2. Thanks for joining Aspiring Bakers. Happy Rabbit Year! :)

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  3. great cookies to usher in the year of rabbit... gong xi fatt chai

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  4. Tq Olivia :D Gong Xi Fa Cai ^^

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