Monday, January 12, 2009

Crispy Taro Cookies


200g plain flour
50g corn flour
150g mashed yam paste
130g icing sugar
140g shortening
1/2tsp salt
1/4tsp yam paste (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 165C.
2. Sift flour, cornflour, icing sugar and salt together.
3. Rub the shortening into the flour until crumbly.
4. Knead in the yam and yam paste until it form a soft dough. If dough is too wet add in some flour. Don't add too much flour, if not the cookies will be hard.
5. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface and cut with a cookie cutter.
6. Arrange cookies on a greased tray and brush surface with egg yolk.
7. Bake in a preheated oven for 20-25mins until slightly firm.
8. Remove cookies and cool it on a wire rack.
9. Store cookies in an airtight container.

Note: Leave steamed yam to cool before mashing it in a food processor. If not the dough will be too wet to handle.


Kitchen Corner said...

Hey, pretty cookies you've there! How did you sell the cookies?

Happy Flour said...

Hi Kitchen Corner,

During Chinese New Year, I will bake cookies for my family and as a gift. Too many things to do, no time to bake for order.

Anonymous said...

Hi Happy Flour,
Tis cookies seems new to mi, how is the taste? is make of taro? care to share the recipe? Thanks...

Happy Flour said...

Hi eve,

This is make from yam, flour and shortening. I am too busy this week, I will try to post the recipe.

Cookie said...

Hi Happy Flour,

I have tried to bake the cookies - it was very crispy on the first day. By 2nd day, it becomes soft despite keeping it in an airtight container.

Like to check if you have the same problem?

I followed ezxactly the recipe - only change shortening to butter, and omitted the egg wash.


Happy Flour said...

Hi Cookie,

I have some left and it is still crispy. The problem should be butter or your yam is moist when you knead into the dough. The dough should be soft but not hard.

Chi said...

Hi Happy Flour,
I'm a total amateur to cooking so this may sound like a silly question, but may you kindly let me know how to make the taro paste for this cookie please?
Do I just peel the skin off of a taro, chop it up and then steam it and wait for it to cool before mashing it in a food processor? or is there more to it? Thanks.

Happy Flour said...

Hi Chi,

Yap, that is correct. Once it cooked, immediately remove from steamer and drained away any liquid. Or you can stream taro in the microwave, which what I did.

Simonne said...

I bake this the other day, but seem like not much taste of taro. I wonder is it suppose to be that way.
Overall is crispy

Happy Flour said...

Hi Simonne,

The taste of yam is mild. If you add too much yam, the starch from the yam will cause the cookies become soft. You can add more yam paste if you prefer to have a stronger flavour.