After I did my cookies compilation 2 days ago (SPECIAL COMPILATION OF 80 CHINESE NEW YEAR RECIPES–PART 1–Cookies, Snacks and Cakes ( 80 春节食谱汇编 1–糕点和曲奇）) , do I still have any Chinese New Year Goodies to share? Yes, still many of them… Some are cookies and some are traditional cakes that are relevant to Chinese New Year.
Chinese New Year recipes will not be out dated , it will be used every year and if readers have no chance to try the recipe this new year, you can always try the recipes in the next Chinese New Year or other festivals.
This is a simple recipe designed by myself. Nothing to shout about this delicious cookies. The objectives of doing this recipe are dual fold: 1) to make use of the readily available cookies mould and 2) since I do not have a coffee cookies as yet, I think I should have one too..
The cookies mould that I am referring to is this pineapple rolls cookie dough pump. I am reluctant to buy some gadget just for one recipe, therefore, I will try to use it as much as possible.
I am sure many readers have the same problem of keeping a “white rat” (since it is very small and cannot qualified to be called as white elephant, ha-ha) in the kitchen cabinet. My philosophy is to buy as minimal as I can and make full use of the gadgets available. If you do not have the pump like what I have, I would advise you to pipe the cookies dough or mould the cookies dough rather than buying a new gadget even though it is not costly.
Actually, you can always prepare the cookies from the left pineapple tarts dough as in this recipe: Golf Ball Pineapple Tarts (凤梨酥）- Part 2. Just add 1-2 tablespoons of instant coffee and 1-2 tablespoons of icing sugar to 200 grams of leftover dough. This is especially beneficial if you have lots of left over pineapple ball dough sitting in the fridge.
I have prepared 2 batches. In the first batch, I have added some black cocoa powder. Though the taste is nice but I did not like the colour as it is too black to be auspicious. Therefore, I have prepared the second batch on the next day which is lighter in look. However, if you wished, you can add 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder to the dough to enhance the colour
WHAT IS REQUIRED
Servings: About 50-60 pieces depend on size and mould
200 grams of cake and top flour
- 100 grams of potatoes flour
150 grams of butter
75 grams of icing sugar
50 grams of egg white or whole egg
3 tablespoons of instant coffee mixed with 1.5 tablespoons of water
- 1 tablespoon of coffee emulco or paste (optional)
STEPS OF PREPARATION
Pre-heat the oven to 180 degree Celsius and line a baking tray with baking paper.
Mix the instant coffee powder with the water, stir until it forms a paste and set aside.
Cream the butter and icing sugar until light and fluffy. Add the coffee paste and stir until well combined. Sift in the potatoes flour and cake or top flour , use a spatula to fold quickly and swiftly until the dough is just combined.
Transfer the cookie dough to the cookie pump, pump , add some sesame seeds on top, cut into the your preferred sizes and bake in the preheated oven of 180 degree Celsius for 12-15 minutes. Cool completely before store in an air tight container.
A simple straight forward recipe for all to try out. You cannot use too much instant coffee to enhance your coffee aroma. Too much of it will make your cookies bitter. If possible, you can always get “coffee paste” or “coffee emulco” from the bakery shop. That will very much enhance the coffee aroma. Whether or not you should buy one I will leave it to you. Well, if you buy, you can always used it to make coffee cake or coffee muffins. There is no caffeine in it and kids will be able to enjoy too.
Hope you like the post today. Cheers and have nice day. Should there be any imperfections in my blog layout, bear with me and I am trying hard to rectify it. In the event that you are a follower of Guaishushu at http://kwgls.wordpress.com, please do follow this new blog Guaishushu1 at http://www.guaishushu1.com.
You can follow me at PINTEREST or visit the blog’s FACEBOOK PAGE to keep abreast of my future posts. Also follow me at INSTAGRAM or TSU, a new social network for some more personal sharing other than recipes.
You can also join the FOOD BLOGGERS AND FOODIES UNITED FACEBOOK GROUP and FOOD PARADISE 美食天堂to see more recipes. I am posting my daily home cooked food in the above Facebook Group daily. I would be more than happy if you can post in the Group for the recipes that you tried from my blog.
If you are a Pinterest user and you are interested to have more recipes, you can join or follow this Pinterest Board set up by me where there are more than 2600 recipes worldwide and pinned by various bloggers: FOOD BLOGGERS AND FOODIES UNITED PINTEREST BOARD.
- Old Timer Delights: Soft Coconut Sweets or Candy (古早味椰子软糖）
- Teochew aka Chaozhou Sweet And Savoury Dumplings (潮汕双拼肉粽）
- Macadamia Pitted Dates (夏果椰枣）
- Vegetarian Nonya Rice Dumpling (娘惹素粽）
- Fried Dace With Fermented Black Beans (豆豉鲮鱼）
- Classic Baked Sweet Potatoes (烤地瓜）
- Cheesy Pumpkin Soup (芝士金瓜浓汤）
- Sambal Haebeehiam Glutinous Rice Dumpling aka Chilli Dried Shrimp Floss Dumpling (辣虾米鬆粽子）
- Cheesy Portobello Mushrooms With Bacons (奶酪培根烤波托贝罗蘑菇）
- Red Yeast Rice Residue Chicken aka Hong Zao Ji (酒香红糟鸡）
- Cheesy Baked Prawns (奶酪烤虾）
- Baked Chicken In Garlic Cheddar Sauces (蒜香芝士酱烤鸡）
- Chinese Gozabi Dessert: Flour Tea aka Mee Teh (古早味面茶）
- Fermented Black Soya Bean Minced Meat (豆豉炒肉末）
- Homemade Sour Mustard or Sour Vegetable (家居自制酸菜）
- Red Bean Alkaline Dumplings (红豆碱水粽）
- Vietnamese Baguette aka Bánh mì (越南法國麵包)
- Matcha Red Bean Steamed Cake (绿茶红豆蒸鸡蛋糕）
- Parmigiana Eggplant or Eggplant Lasagne: Parmigiana di Melanzane (焗烤千层茄子)
- Bacon Cheese Croquettes (培根芝士炸丸子)
- June 2017 (1)
- May 2017 (8)
- April 2017 (9)
- March 2017 (16)
- February 2017 (18)
- January 2017 (13)
- December 2016 (13)
- November 2016 (24)
- October 2016 (19)
- September 2016 (19)
- August 2016 (22)
- July 2016 (27)
- June 2016 (14)
- May 2016 (25)
- April 2016 (23)
- March 2016 (27)
- February 2016 (24)
- January 2016 (20)
- December 2015 (18)
- November 2015 (18)
- October 2015 (23)
- September 2015 (20)
- August 2015 (17)
- July 2015 (19)
- June 2015 (16)
- May 2015 (18)
- April 2015 (23)
- March 2015 (26)
- February 2015 (12)
- January 2015 (14)
- December 2014 (23)
- November 2014 (24)
- October 2014 (26)
- September 2014 (27)
- August 2014 (27)
- July 2014 (28)
- June 2014 (24)
- May 2014 (20)
- April 2014 (21)
- March 2014 (23)
- February 2014 (20)
- January 2014 (19)
- December 2013 (24)
- November 2013 (25)
- October 2013 (27)
- September 2013 (16)
- August 2013 (37)
- July 2013 (36)
- June 2013 (25)
- May 2013 (88)
- April 2013 (30)
- March 2013 (1)
- 3,347,035 hits