cookies

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    Black Sesame & Almond Cookies

    I made these cookies based on my ‘Shortbread Butter Biscuits’, so they contain no Egg . You may wish to use your own basic cookie dough recipe. Simply replace some of Flour with Almond Meal and add finely ground Toasted Black Sesame Seeds. Makes 24 Cookies Ingredients 125g Butter *softened1/4 cup Caster Sugar OR Muscovado …

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    Savoury Cheese Biscuits

    Many people bake sweet cookies and biscuits at home. How about savoury biscuits? These biscuits are easy to make. Once it is rolled out into a thin sheet, cut it into sticks, squares or any shapes you like. It can be a great family activity, too. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1 cup Plain Flour1 teaspoon …

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    Biscuit Sticks with Chocolate Ganache

    Have you ever tried ‘Pocky’, a famous Japanese snack? The original ‘Pocky’ consists of dark chocolate-coated biscuit sticks, and they are available from most supermarkets in Melbourne these days. I tried to make them at home, then I ended up making just too many. I was not patient enough to coat them all with chocolate. …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Halloween

    Zombie Cookies

    In the Halloween season, it is always a great fun to make spooky or scary cookies. As I wanted to make these Zombie Cookies slightly green colour, I added Matcha Powder to the dough. However, Matcha flavour is not very popular among young children. You may wish to add something else. Children are very creative. …

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    Pan-fried Butter Cookies

    When I was a child, nobody had the oven. Cakes were often steamed and Cookies were cooked on iron plate. I tried to cook my favourite Shortbread dough on my thick frying pan. It was quite easy to do. Makes 12 Cookies Ingredients 60g Butter *cut into small cubes and softened2 tablespoons Caster Sugar3/4 cup …

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    Egg White & Almond Cookies

    I recently discovered an Italian sweet called ‘Brutti ma Buoni’ that means ‘Ugly but Good’. I love that name! This recipe is based on my ‘Egg Whites & Almond Cakes’ but inspired by that Italian sweet. The ugly cookies are easy to prepare on the baking tray. Depending on the cooking time and temperature, these …

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    Lemon Shortbread Cookies

    Shortbread is my absolute favourite cookies. I sometimes add extra ingredients to make different flavoured Shortbread Cookies. My ‘Matcha & Pistachio Butter Biscuits’ is based on my ‘Shortbread’ recipe. Today I added Lemon Zest and Lemon Juice. These cookies taste as good as ‘My Melting Moments’. Makes 24 x 4.5cm Round Cookies Ingredients 125g Butter …

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    Dates & Walnuts Stuffed Coffee Cookies

    The filling of Dates & Walnuts can be replaced with Chocolate, Crunchy Peanut Butter, OR etc. Making these cookies can be a fun family activity, though it might be too difficult for young children. Makes 24 Cookies Ingredients 125g Butter *softened1/2 cup Caster Sugar1 Egg1 tablespoon Instant Coffee Granules *mixed with 1/2 tablespoon Hot Water1 …

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    Soft Lemon Cookies

    My ‘Easiest Sweet Shortcrust Pastry’ dough is very versatile. By adding extra ingredients to it, you can create many sweets. Today I added Zest and Juice of 1 Lemon and extra Sugar to make these delicious Soft Lemon Cookies. Makes 20 Cookies Ingredients 100g Butter *softened1/2 cup Caster Sugar1 Egg Yolk*Note: You can use whole …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Dough

    Easiest Sweet Shortcrust Pastry

    I use this pastry dough mostly for tart/pie base, but it can be used for cookies. You can create all sort of flavours by adding extra ingredients such as Vanilla, Cocoa Powder, Instant Coffee Powder, etc. This is a very simple, easiest, one-bowl ‘Sweet Shortcrust Pastry’ recipe, and the portion is perfect for my 22.5cm …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Nuts

    Peanut ‘Sembei’ Biscuits

    ‘Sembei’ are, most commonly, Japanese rice crackers. Soy sauce flavoured ones are the most popular, but there are sweet types. The ingredients for those sweet ‘Sembai’ can include Wheat Flour, Sugar and Eggs. Basically they are sweet biscuits. This ‘Peanut Sembei’ is one of them. Unsophisticated and rustic biscuits bring back my childhood memories. Makes …

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    My ‘Melting Moments’ With Lemon Cream

    The original English ‘Melting Moments’ are different cookies. But, here in Australia, ‘Melting Moments’ look like these. My cookies are custard shortbread, that contains custard powder. For a long time, I underrated custard powder because I thought making custard with custard powder was unthinkable. However, good quality custard powder contains only ‘Cornflour, Salt, Flavour from …

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    ‘Hot Cross Bun’ Flavour Soft Cookies

    Did you make Hot Cross Buns during Easter holidays? If you have some leftover ingredients, this is a good recipe to use them up. I made these soft cookies using the leftover Mixed Peels. The amount of Sultanas (Raisins) and Mixed Peels is just a suggestion. You can add more or less. Makes 12 Cookies …

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    Macadamia & White Choco Chip Cookies

    Macadamia Nuts are native to Australia. They are quite pricey nuts but they are getting more pricey these days. They say that the macadamia nuts growers are struggling to keep up with demand as they are getting more popular. It’s a bit sad news for consumers. But the texture of Macadamia Nuts cannot compare to …

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    ANZAC Biscuits

    ‘ANZAC Biscuits’ have long been associated with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) established in World War I. ANZAC was first operated during the Gallipoli Campaign. April 25 is ‘Anzac Day’ in Australia and New Zealand. It is a national day of remembrance that commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders who served and …

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