Friday, January 16, 2009

Pandan Cookies





Recipe adapted from Y3K Cookies by Alan Ooi


Recipe

Ingredients
130g butter
70g shortening
130g icing sugar
2 eggs
1tsp pandan paste
260g cake flour
1/4tsp baking powder
40g hoen kwee flour or greenpea flour
20g custard powder
20g coconut powder

some red dried cherries (diced)

Steps:
1. Preheat oven to 165C.
2. Sift flour and baking powder together and set aside.
3. Cream butter, shortening and icing sugar together until light and fluffy.
4. Beat in the eggs and pandan paste.
5. Fold in all the flour and powder to form a soft dough.
6. Spoon dough into a piping bag fitted with a nozzle.
7. Pipe into small paper cup and press a red dried cherry on top.
8. Arrange it on baking tray and bake in a preheated oven for 15-20mins. The cookies must be well-baked but not brown.
9.Remove and cool on a wire rack.
10.Store in airtight container.

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi,

Nice cookies. Can you share this recipe pls? Thanking you in advance.

JJ

Happy Flour said...

Hi anonymous,

Thanks. Too busy baking for New Year, I will try to post the recipe.

Doris said...

Very pretty & nice colour cookies

Happy Flour said...

Hi Doris,

Thanks for your kind words. Try this, it very nice.

LayChoo said...

Szeqi simply loves this one. She keeps opening the cupboard to look for it. Will be bringing some to her ccc to share with her friends this friday.

Happy Flour said...

Hi laychoo,

Last year I baked this but not enough. So this year I baked more. This is also my boys favourite.

Anonymous said...

what is pandan paste ?

Happy Flour said...

Hi Anonymous,

Pandan paste is pandan essence in a concentrate form which include the green colouring in it.

Anonymous said...

i dont have the green pea flour is there any substitute for it .

Happy Flour said...

Hi Anonymous,

You can replace it with corn flour.

kim said...

Hi Happy ,
if we want make our own Green Pea flour can we take frozen green peas and blend to a powder ..
is that how u make or buy the green pea flour ..
but in case if i want to make green pea flour can i go for frozen peas and blend to powder

Happy Flour said...

Hi Kim,

I bought the green pea flour from supermarket, it is pack in a tube. I did post the picture of green pea before. You can look it under kueh 'Sweet Corn Hoon Kueh'.
Sorry, I'm not sure whether the quality of green pea flour is it the same as the one you blended. You can give it a try or replace it with corn flour instead.

kim said...

one more question i have for u Happy dear !!
actually i bought a Pandan Paste but its in Can so if i open that one iam sure it wont stay for longer as it hasnt come in like platic bottles what we get for vanilla essence any tips to store for longer usage dear
it would really help me a lot ..

Happy Flour said...

Hi Kim,

Buy a plastic bottle and transfer the pandan paste into it and write the expire on the bottle.

kim said...

Thanks Happy for ur suggestion dear

kim said...

Today i opened the canned its like
water not like paste .
it says pandan leaves extract i think i got a wrong one Happy four
any use with this ...

Happy Flour said...

Hi Kim,

You can also use that. Don't discard it. I think it should be the same as pandan essence. Does it has a nice fragrant of pandan leaves?

kim said...

Hi Happy ,
its totoally liquid form with water yeah it does have the fragnace of pandan leaves but its just extract with residue sitting on bottom
thats it i dont know whether i could use it for this recipe ,if yes then should i pour 1tsp of liquid pandan extract will it give the same results dear ..

regarding icing sugar can u use confectionar sugar is it ok it is also a powdered form which we use in cakes
and custard powder is it jelly brand ...
actually i know 2 types of custards one which we use in in icecreams and fruitcustard which u use in fruits or the other which we use in cakes with jelly brand on it

Happy Flour said...

Hi Kim,

That is not pandan extract, it pandan juice. You can't use it for cookies but can use it for cake instead.

Yes, you can use confectioner sugar. I just used any custard powder available in the bakery mart or supermarket.

leen said...

Hi Happy Flour,

Is coconut powder = Desiccated Coconut? If not, where do you get your coconut powder? Thank you!

Happy Flour said...

Hi Leen,

Coconut powder is not desiccated coconut. You can buy coconut powder from any supermarket.