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Cinnamon Cookies

I woke up today and I felt like baking something Christmassy. Something which gives the “Christmas smell”… cinnamon? The thought of it, motivated me to head to the supermarket and get the ingredients. But as I was baking, I realised why I hardly bake. It took me so long to finish all the dough and it was just the same process over and over again. I think I still prefer to cook :)

Ingredients

Makes about 9 dozen

390g all-purpose flour
90g granulated sugar
120g unsalted butter, room temperature
1/3 cup golden syrup
1/3 cup honey
3/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1 large egg

Method
1. Sift the flour, salt, bicarbonate of soda and ground spices together.
2. In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
3. Add the egg, golden syrup and honey. Continue beating until well mixed.
4. Add the sifted flour mixture gradually into the batter.
5. Divide the dough into half and refrigerate for at least an hour.
6. To bake, preheat the oven to 180C. Line baking tray with baking sheet.
7. Roll out the chilled dough about 1/4 inch thickness, on a lightly floured surface.
8. Cut out your desired shapes and transfer to the baking sheet. Decorate with candy beads (optional).
9. Bake for 8-10 mins.
10. Removed from the oven and arranged the cookies on a wire rack. Dust with icing sugar immediately.
11. Cool the cookies before storing in an airtight container.

 
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Posted by on November 19, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

One of my food highlights when growing up was Famous Amos chocolate chip cookies – the crunchy type! Only lately was I introduced to chewy cookies by a friend. 1st time I had it, I didn’t like it soon grew on me. So I tried making it. My 1st attempt baking chewy chocolate chip cookies. I splurged on Ghirardhelli mini semi-sweet chocolate chips which I bought from San Francisco recently.

Ingredients
2 cups all-purpose flour
180g unsalted butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1 egg yolk
1.5 cups Ghirardhelli mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Method
1. Preheat the oven to 170C. Line pan with baking sheet.
2. Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt.
3. Beat the melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar in a bowl.
4. Add the vanilla, egg, and egg yolk until light and creamy.
5. Mix in the sifted ingredients.
6. Stir in the chocolate chips by hand using a wooden spoon.
7. Drop cookie dough 1/3 cup onto the baking sheet, about 2-3 inches apart.
8. Bake for 18-20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are lightly toasted.
9. Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

 
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Posted by on July 30, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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