Saturday, June 28, 2008

Simply Rich Shortbread

Is Danish butter cookies = shortbread? I don't you know?

Aromatic Rich (i.e. fat) Shortbread
Every year during CNY celebration, i never fail to buy tinSSSSSS of danish cookies and savour them through out the 15 days of celebration. I just love the buttery taste that lingers on your tongue even after an hour of consuming these sinful cookies...somehow the rich butter flavor made me felt like my life isn't empty at all...ok...pardon my little drama here:) I found this easy shortbread recipe online and i have to admit, i found the ingredients too simple, too few...and too easy...i hesitated. But I'm curious and so, i gave in and decided to try this easy recipe.

Simply gather the following items:
  • 250g pure butter (DB used Pure Australian Butter)
  • 1/2 cup of icing sugar
  • 4 tbsp of cornflour
  • 1 1/2 cup of plain flour
Cream butter and sugar until pale yellow in color. Sieve in cornflour and plain flour into the creamed mixture. Mix thoroughly until the mixture becomes a soft dough. Take a teaspoon of the soft dough and roll lightly in between your palms into a ball. Place the dough onto the parchment paper in the baking tray. Lightly press the dough with a fork. Repeat with the rest of the dough. Bake the cookies in the preheated oven of 155DC - 160DC for 20 minutes. (Monitor the cookies after 15 minutes in the oven to prevent the cookies from getting burnt at the bottom).

Verdict: There's always a say "Good Food never comes EASY..." This statement is totally wrong in this recipe. Easy and GOOD!!! Awesome!!

Fair Banana...if you are reading this, yes...i am tempting you with these babies in exchange for a dinner on Friday night...hahahahhaha

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Famous Amos...not quite

"Samantha!!! U try this recipe...if it works hor, save some for me ya!"

My adorable colleague, Rachel, purposely intercom me during working hours and 'reminded' me about the email which she had forwarded to me earlier....DA FAMOUS AMOS RECIPE....well...not quite there yet...for me

I guess Rachel has been brain washed by me and an ex colleague of mine, Fair Banana, to indulge in these fattening, unhealthy yet delicious and addictive cookies. I can survive solely on bread, water and cookies...while Fair Banana who can give you a clown smile (i.e. wide smile) even when she felt the whole world is collapsing on her IF YOU FEED HER WITH TUBS OF ICE CREAMS AND CAKES AND COOKIES AND THE SIGNIFICANT ONE...BREAD!!!! Opps...she'll kill me if i expose more of her secretive personality...hahaha!

Oh well...i love them both too much...that's why I've been tempting and feeding them with all my baked cakes and cookies....and what i get in return? SAMANTHA..YOU ARE MAKING ME FAT...haahaha!

To all the courageous (not afraid of F-A-T) consumers, please enjoy the recipe below. Though it isn't 100% replica of Amos cookies, but it's definitely worth a few tries!!!

  • 2 cups of butter- DB used salted butter
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 5 cups blended oatmeal (measure oatmeal &blend in blender to powdery stage)
  • 24 oz. chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp. salt- DB omitted
  • 18 oz. Cadbury bar (grated)- DB omitted
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 3 cups chopped nuts (your choice)- DB omitted
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 170 DC. Cream butter and both types of sugar till pale yellowish in color. Add in eggs, followed by vanilla extract to the butter mixture and beat well. Sift in flour, baking soda and baking powder (& salt if you are using it) into the butter eggy mixture. Add oatmeal, grated chocolate, chocolate chips and nuts into the mixture. Using the spiral beater, mix all the ingredients on medium speed until well mixed. Drop teaspoonful of cookie dough onto the baking sheets, leaving a gap of 2cm in between the cookies. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.

Verdict: I love them...but it's way too sweet for might want to reduce to 1 cup of granulated sugar and 1 1/4 cup of brown sugar. Dunk them in a cup of cold milk...mmm yummy!!!!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Morning Cookies

Did it ever strike you one day that you just want to gorge down something healthy and crunchy? Oh's been striking me for the last few days. I have been buying cornflakes in bulks from our friendly hypermarket and every morning i just have them swimming in a bowl of icy cold soy bean milk....mmmm...yummy....

Then on Sunday morning, as i opened the kitchen's cabinet, oh my...i didn't realise i bought such a big quantity of cereals.....i have 4 packets of 1.2kg Instant Oats, 3 Jumbo box of Cornflakes and 3 packets of 800g Nestum. SO i thought....hmm...maybe i could do some multi cereal cookies ya?

And the journey begins......

Ingredients :

  • 250g of butter
  • 150g of fine sugar
  • 3 small eggs
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp of vanilla essence
  • 2 cups of cornflakes (crushed finely in a food processor)
  • 1.5 cups of Nestum cereal
  • 1.5 cups of oats (measured and powdered finely)
  • 250g of plain flour


  1. Cream butter and sugar till smooth.
  2. Add in eggs; followed by salt and vanilla and mix thoroughly.
  3. Add in all the remaining dry ingredients and blend well into a soft dough.
  4. Take a pinch of the dough and shape it into a ball. Place it on the lined baking tray. Flatten them a little with a fork.
  5. Repeat step 4 with the rest of the dough. Bake them in a preheated oven at 180 DC for 12-15 minutes.
Verdict: Simply crunchy and yummy....and ADDICTIVE!!!!!! My god...I'm piling up the kgs again! Aiyayai!