Posts Tagged With 'chocolate cookies'

  • Aug
  • 22
  • 2011

raya madness // choc almond cookies

Raya madness translates to ‘Gila Raya” which means Eid madness. Eid marks the end of Ramadan and is a celebration for all Muslims around the globe. This is my first year (ever!) making eid cookies/biskut raya. I wanted to re-create the spirit of eid like we have back home in Malaysia, especially now that I have a child. Growing up in Malaysia, we always looked forward to celebrating eid. The food. The visits. The money. The atmosphere. Its such a huge celebration and one that I will surely treasure forever. I know my daughter will never experience that kind of eid (or maybe one day inshallah), but at least she can enjoy my homemade cookies.



So this Eid, my sister, step mum and I will make  a few batch of cookies each. Different varieties of course, and share them amongst ourselves. So in total, each of us get 10+ variety of cookies. Yay!  The cookies that I have/will be making are choc almond, peanut cookies and choc chip cookies. (edit: links added)

In spirit of this year’s eid, the next few posts will be in relation to malay traditional food commonly served during eid/raya. Enjoy!


RECIPE FOR CHOC ALMOND COOKIES
Adapted from Jom Masak Jom Makan-Makan

Yields: 100 cookies
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 15 mins, for 1 batch (But you probably need a few batches depending on the size of your oven)

Ingredients

300g flour*
250g butter
250g chocolate, melted
190g caster sugar
200g cornflour*
2 tbsp cocoa powder*
200g almonds
1 tsp  vanilla essence
1 egg

*Sift these ingredients into a bowl

Method

1. Beat the sugar, butter and vanilla essence until fluffy.

2. Put the egg and chocolate and continue beating until well combined.

3. Add the sifted ingredients and using a spatula, gently fold the mixture.

4. Add the almonds and combine well. Do not over combine or almonds will start to break.

5. Put some mixture into plastic wrap and shaped them into a square long train (see photo above)

6. Once all the mixtures have been wrapped tightly, put them into the fridge for 2 hours until it sets.

7. Preheat oven to 180 degrees and grease a baking tray lined with baking paper.

8. Take out the cookie dough and remove plastic. Cut into 2cm thick and place on the baking tray. Bake for 15 minutes.

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Category: cookies, desserts, in my kitchen
  • Aug
  • 06
  • 2011

chewy chocolate chip cookies

My husband is a huge cookie fan, in Australia, we call them biscuits. My pantry is always full of them. Double chocolate, ginger, anzac, scotch, tim tams…the list goes on. I believe he has converted my daughter into a cookie monster as well.  They both have a cookie each at night if they wake up. But, my husband cannot have biscuits without milk! Reason being – he likes them soft and gooey.  This is how he eats it: take a bite, have a sip of milk, it goes all gooey inside and then swallow. Repeat the process again. He even leaves the packet of biscuit open on purpose so they turn more gooey-ish (if thats even a word!)


These NESTLÉ cookies are so soft and chewy. We have now turned into a cookie monster family.


CHEWY CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE RECIPE
Adapted from Nestle, with slight modifications

Yields:50 cookies
Prep time: 20mins
Cook time: 15 mins

Ingredients

180 grams butter
1/3 cup sugar
1 can NESTLÉ sweetened condensed milk
2 cups self raising flour
250 grams NESTLÉ dark choc bits

Method

1. Preheat oven to 180ºC.

2. Beat butter and sugar until creamy, beat in NESTLÉ Sweetened Condensed Milk.

3. Add flour, stir until combined.

4. Add NESTLÉ Dark Choc Bits, mix well.

5. Roll heaped tablespoonfuls of mixture into balls, place on greased oven trays and press gently with fork.

6. Bake for 15 minutes, until golden.




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