cookies

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    Gluten-Free Rice Flour & Almond Meal Cookies

    I sometimes bake Cookies and Cakes for the staff members of a tool shop where my husband works. Some of the members are with gluten intolerance. I made these Cookies for them. I used finely ground Rice Flour, that is widely available from Asian grocery stores. It is much cheaper than Gluten-Free Flour, that is …

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    Puff Pastry Biscuits

    I had one leftover sheet of Butter Puff Pastry in the freezer and I needed to use it as it was getting old. This is a super easy way to use it. Fold the sheet in this particular way, so that each piece will be baked in a heart shape. Makes 35 Pieces Ingredients 1 …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Matcha

    Sugar Coated Matcha Cookies

    My ‘Easiest Sweet Shortcrust Pastry’ can be a cookie dough. The cookies made of this dough have crumbly texture that is softer than my ‘Basic Cookie Dough’. Today I reduced the amount of Flour and added Almond Meal for even more delicate texture. Matcha Powder can be replaced with Cocoa Powder, or omitted for plain …

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    Basic Cookie Dough

    This is my ‘Basic Cookie Dough’ recipe that I have been using for many decades. Adding extra ingredients, such as Chocolate Chips, Nuts and Dried Fruit, and also flavours such as Cinnamon, Cocoa Powder, Matcha Powder, Lemon Zest & Juice, Coffee Granules, you can create a variety of cookies. It is easy to remember and …

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    Very Basic Lemon Cookies

    The other day, my daughter was trying to make Lemon flavoured cookies for her colleague who loves Lemon. I suggested her to add Lemon Zest and Juice to a basic cookie dough and drizzle Lemon Icing on the baked cookies. That’s the easiest way to make Lemon flavoured cookies. Here is my recipe. These are …

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    Muscovado Coated Fried Biscuits

    These ‘Muscovado Coated Fried Biscuits’ are called ‘Karintō’ (かりんとう) in Japan. When I was a young child, it was my absolute favourite treat. I like the ones coated with Muscovado, but they can be coated with Brown Sugar. These biscuits are chunky where I grew up, but there are thinner types in other regions. Today …

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    Kinako & Cinnamon Cookies

    ‘Kinako’ is finely ground Roasted Soy Beans and it is a very popular ingredient for Japanese sweets. The flavour of these sweet and salty Kinako & Cinnamon Cookies makes me quite nostalgic as it reminds me a famous Japanese sweet. Makes 24 Cookies Ingredients 125g Butter *softened1/2 cup Caster Sugar *OR Brown Sugar1 Egg1 & …

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    Gingerbread Flavoured Cookies

    I used to make Gingerbread Characters with my children quite often when they were young. It was a fun family activity. Now, I don’t remember when was the last time I made Gingerbread. Today I made these Gingerbread Flavoured Cookies. You don’t need any special ingredients such as Molasses and Dark Brown Sugar. These are …

  • Cold Sweets

    Frozen Cream Cheese Dessert

    This dessert is super easy to make and everyone would love it. It is best when softly frozen, but you can enjoy it unfrozen just like a mousse. Freeze it in a large container OR individual serving glasses. You may wish to increase the amount of Sugar as 2 tablespoons seems too small, but you …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Nuts

    Almond Florentine Cookies

    What is known as ‘Florentine’ in Japan is very different from ‘Florentine’ in Australia. It is basically sweet cookies topped with crispy caramelised Almond Flakes. For the base, you can use your own cookie dough or sweet shortcrust dough. There are so many different recipes and methods these days. Many people roll out the dough …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Nuts

    Egg White & Almond Biscuits

    When I want to use up leftover Egg White, I often make ‘Langues de Chat’ Biscuits. Ingredients are easy to remember. You need same weight of 4 ingredients, that are Egg White, Butter, Sugar and Flour. Today I added Almond Flakes and baked the whole mixture into one large sheet. You can easily break it …

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    Rum Raisin Cream Cookies

    ‘Rum Raisin Cream Cookies’ are very popular in Japan, and you can purchase them from most supermarkets and ‘combini’ stores. It’s quite easy to make at home. You can use your own shortbread recipe for the cookies. I used my ‘Easiest Sweet Shortcrust Pastry’. Rum Raisin Cream is commonly made with White Chocolate and Butter. …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Nuts

    Almond Cookies

    I had a bag of leftover 1 cup Almond Meal that was already mixed with 1/2 cup Caster Sugar. It’d been in the pantry for a while and I had to use it up. I was looking for a recipe that I could use it for, and found my ‘Sachi’s Coconut Cookies’ recipe. I replaced …

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    Cream Cheese Shortbread

    You have a little bit of Cream Cheese leftover and you want to use it up? Try Shortbread replacing some of Butter with Cream Cheese. For this recipe, the amount of Butter is supposed to be 125g. I used 60g Cream Cheese and 65g Butter. You can alter the ratio. Makes 24 x 4cm square …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets Matcha

    Matcha ‘Langues de Chat’ Biscuits

    When I want to use up Egg White, ‘Langues de Chat’ Biscuits is what I most often make. Ingredients are easy to remember. You need same weight of 4 ingredients, that are Egg White, Butter, Sugar and Flour. Today I added Matcha Powder. Makes 24 Small Biscuits Ingredients *Note: First you weigh the Egg White. …

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