Rose’s Kitchen

Cornflake Cookies

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Ingredients:

250g butter

200g light brown sugar

375g self-raising flour

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla essence

150g mixed fruits

1/4 tsp salt

2 tbsp Brandy

about 100g crushed cornflakes

Method:

1.  Mix the dried fruits with 2 tbsp Brandy and leave to soak overnight.

2. Cream butter, sugar and salt until creamy. Add vanilla essence and lightly beaten eggs.

3.  Fold in sifted flour and mixed dried fruits and mix well.

4.  Using a spoon, scoop about a teaspoon of the cookie dough and drop it into the crushed cornflakes.  Roll into small balls and place them on baking tray lined with parchment paper.

5.  Bake in preheated oven at about 160 deg for about 15 to 20 minutes or until lightly brown.

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January 30, 2011 Posted by | Cookies | 4 Comments

Crispy Prawn Rolls


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Ingredients:

300g dried prawns
5 buah keras (ground)
1 tbsp chilli paste
1/2 tsp belachan
5 rounded tbsp caster sugar
thinly sliced limau perut leaves
poh piah skin cut into 4 pieces
egg white for sealing the prawn rolls

Method:

1.  Clean dried prawns and remove grits. Place in a blender and grind till fine.
2.  Fry chilli paste, buah keras and belachan with a little oil till aromatic.
3.  Add ground dried prawns and keep on frying till crispy. Remove and add in 5 tbsp sugar and the sliced limau perut leaves and mix well.
4.  Place some prawn mixture on a piece of poh piah skin, roll up and seal with egg white.
5.  Deep fry till golden brown.  Drain on absorbent paper and when cool, store in an air-tight container.

January 1, 2011 Posted by | Cookies | 1 Comment

Spicy Cookies

Ingredients:

150g Adam Cheese
250g butter
320g plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp chillie powder
1 tsp pepper powder
1 tbsp caster sugar
1 tin sunflower seeds
1 tsp salt
1 egg

Method:

1.  Grate cheese finely.
2.  Beat butter with sugar,egg, baking powder, salt, pepper powder and chilli powder.
3.  Add in cheese and sunflower seeds.
4.  Fold in sifted flour and mix well into a dough.
5.  Roll dough out and cut into desired shapes.
6.  Polish cookies with egg and bake in preheated oven at 170 deg C for about 20 mins or until lightly brown.

December 31, 2010 Posted by | Cookies | 1 Comment

Peanut Cookies

Ingredients:

300g ground, roasted peanuts

300g plain flour

250g icing sugar

250-300ml peanut oil

1/4 tsp salt

1 egg,  lightly beaten

Halved peanuts for decoration

Method:

1.  Sift plain flour with  1/4 tsp salt.

2.  In a mixing bowl, mix flour with icing sugar and ground peanuts.   Add in peanut oil bit by bit and work till dough can be rolled into a ball without cracking.  Shape into marble-sized balls.

3.  Place cookies on a greased and floured baking sheet.  Glaze with beaten egg and decorate with half a peanut in the centre.

4.  Bake in a preheated oven at 170 deg C till golden brown.  Remove tray from oven and leave to cool slightly before removing cookies from baking sheet.

February 14, 2007 Posted by | Cookies | Leave a comment

Kueh Koya (Green Bean Cookies)

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Ingredients:

500g green beans flour

200g icing sugar

3 screwpine leaves

water (about 1/2 cup)

Method:

1.  In a dry wok, stir-fry the green beans flour and pandan leaves on  low heat till fragrant.

2.  Sift the flour and remove the pandan leaves.  Leave to cool.

3.  Mix flour and icing sugar in a big mixing bowl.  Sprinkle with water, a little at a time and carefully mix with the flour mixture.  (Do not add too much water or the mixture will be very sticky).  Mixture should resemble fine breadcrumbs and should be able to hold its shape when pressed into a lump.

4.  Fill a wooden kueh koya mould with a handful of crumbly bean mixture.  Press mixture into moulds till firm and compact or the imprint will not be nice.  Level and scrape off excess mixture with a scraper.

5.  Dislodge biscuits by tapping the mould gently.  Arrange on an ungreased tray and dry in the sun for a few days until firm and dry.  Alternatively, bake in an oven at 120 deg C till dry.

February 14, 2007 Posted by | Cookies | 18 Comments

Coconut Cookies

Ingredients:

225 g butter

225 g caster sugar

450g self raising flour

120 g dessicated coconut

1 tsp vanilla essence

2 eggs

cut red cherries, for decoration

Method:

1.  Sift the self raising flour.

2.  Cream butter with sugar till light.  Add in the eggs, one at a time, stirring in one direction.

3.  Fold in the sifted flour and dessicated coconut.  Add in the vanilla essence and mix well.

4.  Spoon batter in small heaps onto greased trays and and top each with a small piece of cut cherry.  Bake cookies in a preheated oven at 150 deg C for about 20 minutes or till light brown in colour.

5.  Cool cookies on a cake rack before storing in an airtight container.

February 10, 2007 Posted by | Cookies | 2 Comments

Sands Cookies

Ingredients:

225g butter

180g castor sugar

340g plain flour

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

2 tsp vanilla essence

Method:

1.  Put butter in a saucepan and place over low heat until butter browns.  Pour into a large bowl and cool until beginning to set.  Stir in sugar and vanilla essence and beat well.

2.  Sift flour with bicarbonate of soda and slowly add to the butter mixture, mixing until a smooth dough is formed.

3.  Chill dough in fridge for 1 hour.  Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough between palms of hands to shape into balls of about 2 cm in diameter.

4.  Place on a lightly greased baking tray and bake in a moderate oven for 10-15 minutes.  Cookies should be firm and light golden brown.  Do not overbake cookies or they become very hard.

January 26, 2007 Posted by | Cookies | 1 Comment

Suji Cookies

Ingredients:

400g ghee (clarified butter)

350g icing sugar

700g plain flour

100g full cream milk powder

Method:

1.  Sieve flour with milk powder.

2.  Cream ghee with icing sugar till light and fluffy.

3.  Fold in the flour gradually till a soft dough is formed.  Leave dough aside for 30 minutes.

4.  Roll out dough and cut out desired shapes and arrange on greased baking trays.

5.  Bake in a preheated oven at 150 deg C for 25 minutes.

January 26, 2007 Posted by | Cookies | 8 Comments

Chinese Walnut Cookies

Ingredients A:

150g shortening

50g butter

150g sugar

pinch of salt

5 egg yolks

Ingredients B:

300g plain flour

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

2 tsp baking powder

1 tbsp cornflour

1 tbsp milk powder

50g walnut, chopped

200g walnut, crushed

Method:

1.  Sieve flour with cornflour, milk powder, bicarbonate of soda and baking powder.

2.  Cream shortening with butter and sugar and salt till fluffy.  Add in eggs and cream till smooth.

3.  Fold in sifted flour (1) and mix well.  Add in chopped walnuts and knead into a dough.

4.  Divide dough into small portions .  Shape into a ball and make an indentation in the centre of each cookie.  Top with a piece of crushed walnut and brush with egg.

5.  Bake in a preheated oven at 180 deg C for about 20 minutes.

January 26, 2007 Posted by | Cookies | 1 Comment

Green Bean Almond Cookies

Ingredients:

90g butter

30g icing sugar

a pinch of salt

100g plain flour

10g cornflour

50g green bean flour

1/4 tsp baking powder

40 almonds, halved

1 egg yolk, for glazing

Method:

1.  Cream butter with icing sugar and salt until light and creamy.

2.   Fold in sifted flour and mix well into a dough.

3.  Roll dough out and cut out cookies with an oval flutted cookie cutter.  Brush with beaten egg and top with half an almond.

4.  Bake in preheated oven at 150 deg C for 15-20 minutes.

January 26, 2007 Posted by | Cookies | 5 Comments

Lemon Cheese Cookies

Ingredients:

250g butter

135g icing sugar

1 egg yolk

285g plain flour

65g cornflour

60g ground pistachios

1 tbsp lemon juice

60g cheddar cheese, grated

Method:

1.  Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, add in egg yolk and lemon juice and mix well.

2.  Fold in sifted flour and knead lightly into a dough.  Wrap with wrapping film and leave to chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.

3.  Roll the dough out to 2mm thickness and cut out designs with cookie cutters.  Sprinkle top of cookies with some grated cheese.

4.  Bake in preheated oven at 180 deg C for 10-15 minutes or until brown.

January 26, 2007 Posted by | Cookies | 1 Comment

Ginger Crunchies

Ingredients: 

100g butter

75g soft brown sugar

1 tbsp honey

200g plain flour

1 egg

1 level tsp baking powder

1 level tsp bicarbonate of soda

4 level tsp ground ginger

1 level tsp ground cinnamon

small pieces of crystallized ginger

Method:

1.  Sift flour with baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and spices.

2.  Cream butter with sugar and honey until light and creamy.  Add in the egg and cream till well mixed.

3.  Fold in the sifted flour and knead into a dough.  (If dough is crumbly, mix in a little milk to bind).

4.  Roll dough into a long roll and cut into small even pieces.  Roll each piece into a ball and flatten.  Top with a small piece of crystallized ginger each and arrange well apart, on greased baking trays.

5.  Bake in a preheated oven at 190 deg C for 15-20 minutes until cookies are evenly browned.

January 25, 2007 Posted by | Cookies | Leave a comment

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:

150g butter

150g soft brown sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1 egg

200g plain flour

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

1/2 level tsp salt

1/2 cup chocolate chips or chocolate rice

Method:

1.  Sift flour with salt and bicarbonate of soda.

2.  Cream butter with sugar till light and fluffy.  Add in the egg and the vanilla essence.  Continue creaming till light.

3.  Fold in the sifted flour and chocolate chips and mix well.

4.  Drop mixture in little mounds on greased baking trays.

5.  Bake in preheated oven at 170 deg C for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown and firm to the touch.

January 25, 2007 Posted by | Cookies | 5 Comments

Butterfly Bows

Ingredients:

150g butter

80g icing sugar

1 egg

1/2 tsp vanilla essence

180g plain flour

40g Hoen Kwe flour (green beans flour)

1/4 tsp baking powder

60g ground almonds

1 egg, for glazing

sliced toasted almond for decoration

Method:

1.  Cream butter with icing sugar till light and fluffy.  Add in egg and vanilla essence and mix well.  Fold in sifted flour and stir well to form a soft dough.

2.  Place dough between 2 sheets of plastic, roll it into a flat piece.  Cut out cookies with a butterfly shaped cutter.  Arrange cut out cookies on greased tray and glaze with beaten egg yolk.  Press an almond strip in the centre of each cookie.

3.  Bake in a preheated oven at 180deg C for 15-20 minutes.

January 24, 2007 Posted by | Cookies | Leave a comment

Almond Suji Cookies

Ingredients:

225g ghee (clarified butter)

150g icing sugar

340g plain flour

1 tsp baking powder

100g ground almonds

1 tsp vanilla essence

1 egg yolk (for glazing)

Method:

1.  Cream ghee with sugar and vanilla essence until light and creamy.

2.  Fold in sifted flour and add in ground almonds.  Mix to a soft dough and refrigerate dough for half an hour.

3.  Place dough between two plastic sheets and roll out flat.  Cut out designs with cookie cutters.  Arrange on greased baking trays.  Glaze cookies with beaten egg.

4.  Bake in a preheated oven at 170 deg C for 15 minutes until lightly browned. 

January 24, 2007 Posted by | Cookies | 8 Comments

Mix Fruit Biscuits

Ingredients:

2 small egg yolks

50g icing sugar

50g chopped nuts

50g chopped sultanas

50g chopped candid pineapples

100g butter

225g plain flour

1 tbsp condensed milk

1/4 tsp vanilla powder

1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda

Method:

1.  Cream butter with sugar, condensed milk, vanilla powder, egg yolks and soda mixture.  (mix bicarbonate of soda with 1 tsp water).

2.  Add sieved flour and chopped mixed mixed fruits and stir well.

3.  Place 1/2 tsp of dough on greased trays about 1.5 cm apart.

4.  Bake in a moderate oven at 180 deg C for about 25-30 minutes.

January 24, 2007 Posted by | Cookies | Leave a comment

Spicy Cheese Fingers

Ingredients:

250g butter

50g caster sugar

1 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

1 tsp chilli powder

1 egg

200g grated cheddar cheese

400g top flour

1 egg, for polishing

sliced almonds for decorations

Method:

1. Cream butter with sugar,  salt, pepper and chilli powder  till light and creamy. Add in the grated cheese.

2. Fold in 3/4 amount of sieved flour first and adjust accordingly.

3. Roll dough into long rolls, polish with egg and top with lightly toasted sliced almonds. Cut into 2 cm lengths, polish with more egg and re-roll properly.

4. Bake in preheated oven at 175 deg C for 15 minutes or until brown.

January 22, 2007 Posted by | Cookies | 4 Comments

Oat Jelly Biscuits

Ingredients:

227g butter

227g castor sugar

227g fine oats

340g plain flour

1 egg, beaten

1 tsp vanilla essence

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

pinch of salt

4 tbsp jam boiled with

115g icing sugar

Method:

1.  Sieve flour with bicarbonate of soda and salt, then mix well with fine oats.

2.  Cream butter with sugar till white and creamy.  Add in vanilla essence and beaten eggs a little at a time.

4.  Lightly mix with the sieved flour mixture, then roll out dough to 1/8″ thickness.  Cut out dough with a 2″ round cutter.  Cut a small hole at the centre of half the lot of dough.

5.  Place on greased baking tray and bake in a preheated oven at 180 deg C for 20-25 minutes.

6.  Place a little jam onto the centre of biscuits and cover with the other piece of biscuit with a hole in the centre.

January 22, 2007 Posted by | Cookies | 1 Comment

Lemon Cookies

Ingredients:

227g butter

140g castor sugar

340g plain flour

1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda

2 tsp lemon flavour

grated rind of 1 lemon

juice of 1/2 lemon

pinch of salt

cherries for decorations:

Method:

1.  Sieve plain flour with bicarbonate of soda and salt.

2.  Cream butter with sugar till white and creamy, add lemon rind, lemon flavour and lemon juice.

3.  Lightly mix with sieved flour.  Place mixture into a piping bag fitted with a star nozzle.  Pipe out mixture onto a greased baking tray and decorate with cut cherries.

4.  Bake in a preheated oven at 200 deg C for 20-25 minutes. 

January 22, 2007 Posted by | Cookies | Leave a comment

Almond Shortbread

Ingredients:

200g plain flour

5g baking powder

50g ground almond

50g chopped almond

125g castor sugar

180g butter

3 egg yolks

1 egg, beaten ( for egg wash)

Method:

1.  Sift flour with baking powder.

2.  Cream butter and sugar until light and creamy.  Add egg yolks and the sifted flour and ground almonds and mix well.  Mix in the chopped almonds.

3.  Knead into a dough and roll it into a 2cm-diameter cylinder.  Brush with egg wash and roll in granulated sugar.  Wrap in cling flim and chill in the refrigerator until hard.

4.  Cut the roll into 2cm lengths. Arrange the cut dough on a baking tray and bake in a preheated oven 180 deg C for 30 minutes.

5.  Cool the shortbread in the tray for a minute before removing to a wire rack to cool completely before storing in airtight jars.

January 22, 2007 Posted by | Cookies | Leave a comment