Kitchen Corner

January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

Happy 2010 ! My first baking of the year got nothing special to share but just a simple cookie recipe that came with some compliments from my family members and friends during the Xmas season. This is a very simple recipe which you could make the dough in advance and bake it whenever you want to refill your cookie jar. It could be shaped in any fancy patterns before frozen. I've no idea how to name this frozen cookie, please give it a good name if you can. Here are two type of flavours, plain and cocoa that go with some pecans and chocolate chips. People who had tasted love the texture and it serve well with a cup of coffee or tea. Freeze more doughs and make it as a little gift in a rush in NO TIME!!
Beat 110g butter with 50g icing sugar until lightly pale and fluffy. Add in the 150g shifted flour and 25g cocoa powder if you like to make cocoa flavour, otherwise replace the 25g with plain flour. Add some pecan, walnut or chocolate chips but not too little or too much. You want to taste the crunchiness and also easy to cut out in pieces once the dough harden from the freezer. I added 30g pecan and 30g chocolate chips into the mixture. Using a wooden spoon to mix until everything come together. Place half the cookie dough on a piece of cling film. For square shape, I used a 1 1/2 inches height baking tray to make an even square shape. Wrap the cookie dough with the cling film in a longish shape about 1 1/2 inches even size then pushing it to the side of the baking tray, press it and pushing another side again until you've got an even size of square loaf of cookie dough. Place in the freezer until harden. Cut out the cookie with your desirable thickness and bake in the oven at 170C for about 15 minutes. Keep in the cookie jar when it completely cool. Place a piece or two at the side of your coffee or tea, enjoy!


tracieMoo said...

Woah I love this. Quick and it does look like a delicious snack! Happy New Year, Grace!

Anonymous said...

I am going to make this for the coming CNY. Thanks for sharing.


Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Thanks for sharing this lovely cookie, I might try this on coming CNY. Happy New Year to you, and looking forward more lovely baking from you.

Pei-Lin said...

Great-looking cookies! You've a Happy New Year!


ICook4Fun said...

Happy New Year to you and your family. Looking forward to all your wonderful baking.

quizzine said...

This is a great idea to keep the dough in the freezer, and bake for friends who pop over for coffee!

Passionate About Baking said...

Hi Grace,
Your cookies looked really good! It doesn't have to be anything complicated as long as it's made from the heart! The shape of the cookies is also so beautiful. Hope that you can share more of your bakings when you can spare the time. Take care!

Kitchen Corner said...

Hi TracieMoo,
Happy New Year to you too! Hope you will like this recipe.

Hi Jess,
Hi Sonia,
Look forward to get your feedback of this recipe.

Hi Pei Lin,
Hi ICook4Fun,
Happy New Year to you too!

Hi Quizzine,
Yes, you're right! It's so convenient just to bake it when we've friends just pop over.

Thanks Jane,
Ya, I'll share some new recipes if I've time to do it. It seems like this year would not have much time to blog so much but I'll still visit all the lovely blogs. Cheers!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

These cookies look neat and delicious. :) Good enough as a gift. ;) Yes, have to start cracking the head on baking CNY cookies...this is definitely a keeper, thanks for sharing Grace. :)

Kitchen Corner said...

Hi Bee!
I'm not good in making CNY cookies. I find this one more like western cookie. Do you think this cookie suitable for CNY? If yes, then I'll make it. Hey, btw where are you now?

Honey Bee Sweets said...

I am in Singapore now. ;) Am busy settling down and getting my girls ready for school here. Hopefully will have a opportunity to meet up with you ladies soon. :)

Cheah said...

It's my first time here. You've got a lovely blog. These square cookies look interesting. Have bookmarked this recipe.

Anonymous said...

After read your lovely blog and sharing, i have a strong feeling to learn baking. I plan to buy a new oven but i don't have idea which model to buy.
Could you share with me what model of oven you are using for your baking?

Kitchen Corner said...

Hi Anonymous,
Oh that's great you've inspired by my blog towards baking. I'm using Delonghi oven, but not sure it's the best table top oven or not. So far I'm ok with it and I've some friends also using it for baking. I buy it because it's big. My kitchen don't have place to fit a big built-in oven and so I choose table top oven. This Delonghi oven I'm using so far is the biggest table top oven I've seen.