I have finally have the time to sit down and post some cookies that I have made for Chinese New Year. The recipe is adapted from http://kuali.com/recipes/view.aspx?r=3281. After mixing everything, the dough is very sticky so, it was difficult to cut with a cookie cutter. Refrigeration didn't quite help. So, I spread some flour on the plastic films, and starting rolling the dough to 3mm thick. Things got slightly easier from then onwards and slowly the dough cutting became manageable.
It took quite a bit of time cutting the dough but the taste is really good. If you are a coconut fan, you should try this.
- 125g butter
- 100g castor sugar
- 1 egg white
- ½ tsp vanilla essence
- 150g plain flour
- ½ tsp baking powder
- 25g desiccated coconut (I used fresh coconut and dry fried them in a pan under low heat)
- 1 egg yolk, beaten
- sesame seeds for garnishing
- Line baking tray with grease proof paper.
- Sift flour and baking powder together and add desiccated coconut to mix.
- Cream butter, sugar, essence and egg white until light. Add combined sifted dry ingredients to mix.
- Dust hands lightly with flour and roll out the dough between two sheets of plastic film to a thickness of 3mm. Cut out with a cookie cutter into desired shapes. Arrange on prepared baking trays. Brush the cookie with beaten egg yolk and sprinkle with sesame seeds. (Once in a while, dust the cookie cutter with flour, so the cookie's shape can be better formed.)
- Bake in a preheated 170°C oven for 12 minutes or until golden. Cool on wire racks.