Thursday, January 19, 2006

Shake off the lazy bone

Finally I am able to shake off my lazy bone and get into a baking mood. To continue my Lunar New Year goodies. I adapted these from Betty Saw's recipes and as usual, reduced the sugar. Here is my Chocolate Pecans Cookies.


What you need

300g self raising flour
30g cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
175g butter (room temperature)
100g soft brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 orange rind
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
175g dark chocolate (chopped coarsely)
100g pecans, chopped


Sift flour, cocoa powder and baking powder Cream the butter and sugar till light and fluffy.

Add in the dry ingredients, eggs, orange rind and vanilla essence and mix well.

Stir in the chocolate chunks Shape into small balls, dip the top half of each ball into chopped pecans.

Flatten slightly and place on lined baking sheet.

Bake at 180 degee celcius for 15 mins.

This was supposed to be Lemon Rope Pretzels but I turned it into Lemon Cookies instead for easy storage. I also tweaked it alittle.


What you need

225g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
150g cold butter
100g castor sugar
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp finely grated lemon rind
2 egg yolks, lightly beaten
Almond bits for topping


Sift flour and baking powder.

Stir in salt and rub in the butter till mixture resembles crumbs.

Stir in the sugar, lemon juice, lemon rind and egg yolks and mix to form a soft but not sticky dough.

Roll each a ball and slightly flatten.

Coat egg white (beaten lightly) onto dough and then sprinkle some almond bits onto it.

Chill for 10 mins before baking on a lined baking sheet at 180 degree celcius for 15 mins.
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  1. Edith..

    Your lemon cookie looks nice..and I was wondering how it taste like..*imagining*...Does it taste like the english type of cookie?

  2. All your cookies look awesome, making me drool now :)

  3. Shereen, I have no clue whether it taste like the English type cookie coz' I never tasted one. But this one has a nice aroma to it.

  4. Does it have a very nice lemon taste even though u used 1tsp lemon juice?

  5. It does, but then again, depending on the sensitivity of individual taste bud. If you wanted a stronger lemony taste, maybe you can increase the amount.

  6. OMG, you have been so busy in the kitchen and you are talking about lazy bones. If there's a lazy bone around, that's really ME! :)
    Love those cookies!!!

    Gong Xi Fa Chai to you and your family!!!


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