Monday, January 14, 2013

Chinese New Year Cookies: Nam Yue and Sesame Cookies

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All these while many people will make something sweet for the new year. Well, this year, I stumble upon my old Flavor Magazine on this recipe. I guess something different; at least it’s a savory type of cookies. Would you be interested to try?

250g butter
¼ teaspoon salt
140g icing sugar
1 Grade A egg
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2 pieces (25g) Nam Yue (preserved red beancurd), mashed lightly with a fork
1 teaspoon pounded garlic (I actually grated it)
440g plain flour, sifted
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda, sifted
1 teaspoon baking powder, sifted
40g black sesame seeds
50g while sesame seeds
100g chopped walnuts

1. Preheat oven to 180ºC. Grease baking trays.
2. Using an electric beater fitted with the paddle attachments, cream butter, salt and sugar.
3. Beat in egg until well combined.
4. Add in Nam Yue and garlic; mix well.
5. Add remaining ingredients and mix into a dough.
6. Chill the dough for 30 minutes.
7. Shape the dough into 3cm-diameter balls.
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8. Place the dough bals on trays and gently press down at the centre of each ball to make an indentation.
9. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until lightly brown.
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10. Cool on a wire rack before storing in an airtight container.

Happy Baking!!

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Adapted from Debbie Teoh (Flavours magazine Jan-Feb 2011)

* I am submitting this post to Chinese New Year Delights 2013 hosted by Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover (link back to this post)*


Anonymous said...

hi,lovethese cokies,,'
may i know how is the taste?,,
thanks f0r sharing,,

Esther@thefussfreechef said...

What a unique cookie are very adventurous to try this :). Debbie teoh is an accomplished cook, so her recipes should be reliable. Great photos btw :)

Kit @ i-lostinausten said...

Very interesting & innovative cookies!