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Keto Almond Butter Cookies – Chinese New Year with Gavia Natural Sweetener

Keto Almond Butter Cookies – Chinese New Year with Gavia Natural Sweetener

I realized Keto diet is getting really popular these days. Both my brothers were on this diet to lose weight and indeed they are super fit and slim these days. It wasn’t easy to recreate Keto cookies (as requested by my brother), as sugar and flour are the main ingredients to give cookie that crunchy texture we all love. But, I managed to do so after trying so many revisions.

Keto Almond Butter Cookies – Chinese New Year with Gavia Natural Sweetener

In today’s article, I am going to share with you guys my Keto Almond Butter Cookie recipe. They are super easy to make just like a basic butter cookie recipe but a total delightful to eat. Buttery, nutty and also crunchy, this is one cookie that everyone (Keto, non-keto) would love. Who cares if it is sugar-free, gluten-free? It is guilt-free for sure!

Keto Almond Butter Cookies – Chinese New Year with Gavia Natural Sweetener

 For my sweetener, I have used my trusty natural sweetener from Gavia. Gavia is a natural sweetener made from Stevia plant and Erythritol. While I’m sure most of you guys would know what is Stevia, Erythritol is also naturally found in foods like fruits, vegetables, cheese and yoghurt through the process of fermentation as the by-product of sugar. Hence, Gavia is an all-natural, zero-calorie, zero glycemic index sweetener which works great for baking and cooking. I actually teamed up with the Gavia team and they will be using my recipe to sell these Keto Almond Butter Cookies during Chinese New Year 2020! For a limited time and pre-orders only. Click here to find out more!

 

 

Keto Almond Butter Cookies

made with Gavia Natural Sweetener - Mother Nature Sweetener from Stevia
Servings 2 jars

Ingredients

  • 120 grams Salted Butter softened
  • 150 grams Gavia Natural Sweetener
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 120 grams Almond Flour extra fine
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • Sliced Almonds

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 150C. Combine softened butter and Gavia Natural Sweetener in a mixing bowl and cream until light and fluffy.
  • Crack in an egg, beat well. Then drizzle in vanilla extract until smooth.
  • Stir in almond flour and baking powder until well combined. Then transfer into a piping bag.
  • Pipe out a small coin worth of batter on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Make sure to leave 2 fingers spacing as it will spread.
  • Garish with some sliced almonds and bake it in the oven for about 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  • It is very easy to make this recipe and you could bake however big or small cookie you like, just make sure that you change the baking timing accordingly.
  • Let it cool completely before removing it from the tray as it will only crisp up after cooling.
  • Immediately transfer into an airtight container.

 

 

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Laksa Cookie – Chinese New Year Recipe

Laksa Cookie

This coming Chinese New Year, I thought something adventurous while having a spicy bowl of Laksa Noodle. “Why not make some Laksa Cookie?”, I thought to myself. The next moment, I’m already sourcing for my ingredients at the supermarket!

Laksa Cookie

Laksa Cookie

Just like my Salted Egg Yolk Cookies recipe, it has tons of curry leaves to aid intense flavours of the Laksa paste. I’m perfectly fine using store-bought Laksa paste. But, I know some of you guys may be against it, feel free to use your own homemade paste. I’m not so hardworking afterall. For me, it’s all about how easy and quick to make, from kitchen to tummy.

Laksa Cookies

Laksa Cookies

If you like something that is super spicy and savory, make sure to try it out!

 

Laksa Cookies
Makes 1 jar
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Ingredients
  1. 100 grams of salted butter, softened
  2. 40 grams of icing sugar
  3. 2 tbsp of laksa paste
  4. 1.5 tbsp. of coconut cream powder
  5. 120 grams of plain flour
  6. 60 grams of cornstarch
  7. 20 curry leaves, minced
Instructions
  1. Cream butter and icing sugar together until sugar has been dissolved.
  2. Mix in laksa paste and coconut cream powder.
  3. Stir in plain flour and cornstarch until it turns into a dough.
  4. Fold in chopped curry leaves.
  5. Let it set in the fridge for an hour.
  6. Preheat oven to 170C.
  7. Roll it out on a dusted surface to about 0.5 cm thickness.
  8. Dust cookie cutter and cut the shape out.
  9. Transfer cut out dough onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
  10. Repeat until all of the dough is used up.
  11. Bake it in the oven for about 10 to 15 minutes.
  12. Let it cool completely, transfer into airtight container. Good for up to a month.
Notes
  1. You could switch it up or omit curry leaves to your liking.
  2. Use milk powder instead of coconut cream powder if you like a more milky taste.
  3. Do not over knead your dough, it will result in very tough cookies.
Adapted from Salted Egg Yolk Cookie
Adapted from Salted Egg Yolk Cookie
TheZongHan https://thezonghan.com/
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Salted Egg Yolk Cookies – Chinese New Year

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Who could ever image that we could use salted egg yolks and make into cookies?

This unique taste has been very popular in Singapore. And I can’t believe that we have created so many different type of dishes and desserts. 

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For this year Chinese New Year, these cookies have been popping all over the net. I guess one of the reason why it is so hype this 2016 compared to previous year is because there’s the recent crazed about Salted Egg Yolk Croissant that surfaced near our country, JB.

 Butter crumbly cookie with lovely depth of salted egg yolk flavor.

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Anyway, If you love this pungent flavor, be sure to give it a goal! Salted Egg Yolk Cookies infused with Curry Leaves herb. I had used one of my mum’s old cookie mold, but you also could roll out to around 7mm thickness and cut using a cookie cutter. It works too!

Salted Egg Yolk Cookies
About 35 cookies depending on the type of cookie cutter/mold.
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Ingredients
  1. 100 grams of salted butter, softened
  2. 40 grams of icing sugar
  3. 45 grams of salted egg yolk powder (or 4 salted egg yolk, steam for 5 minutes and mashed into bits)
  4. 10 grams of milk powder
  5. 60 grams of plain flour
  6. 70 grams of cornstarch
  7. 20 curry leaves, minced
Egg wash
  1. 1 Egg yolk with a tbsp of water.
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 170C or 150C fan-forced.
  2. Cream softened butter and icing sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Mix in salted egg yolk powder or mashed salted egg yolks.
  4. Combine milk powder.
  5. Add in minced curry leaves.
  6. Fold or knead in plain flour and cornstarch until just combined.
  7. Press into dusted cookie mold or roll out until 7 mm thickness and cut with cookie cutter.
  8. Egg wash the surface.
  9. Bake it in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes.
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Honey Cornflakes – Chinese New Year

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The special occasion of the year will once again come by. Chinese New Year to me, is so enjoyable not just about the people. The food is what I also really love.

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I will be sharing with you a super easy and fuss-free recipe. No buying of fussy ingredients, or crazily long list of recipe list to follow. Honey Cornflakes, the name says it all.

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Quick and simple. Family and friends love it, and very suitable for this festive occasion. 

Honey Cornflakes
Serves 35
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Ingredients
  1. (3 cups) 90 grams of plain cornflakes
  2. (6 tbsp.) 90 grams of honey
  3. (6 tbsp.) 90 grams of salted butter
Extra
  1. Dried cranberries
  2. Chocolate chips
  3. Chopped nuts
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 150C/130C fan-forced.
  2. Melt honey and salted butter on low until bubbling in a sauce pan.
  3. Throw in cornflakes and mix well.
  4. Transfer into mini cupcake pans with liners.
  5. Bake it in the oven for 5 to 7 minutes.
Notes
  1. Add extra toppings for some variations.
TheZongHan https://thezonghan.com/

 

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Melt in the mouth Butter Cookies (Jenny Bakery’s Copycat)

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Everyone nowadays are so crazy about Jenny Bakery’s Cookies from Hong Kong! Because, it is so good!

Last month, my brother went to Hong Kong for a business trip and heard about the Jenny Butter Cookies crazed.  Immediately, he went to queue for a good hour to get us some. 

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It was just so buttery delicious that I had to recreate it! Looking at the ingredients stated from Jenny’s cookie tin, and with the help of the internet I manage to create the perfect melt in your mouth butter cookie.

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Please ensure that you are using high quality butter. In Singapore, salted Golden Churn butter in a canned is considered the finest of all.

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You will sure to love this recipe! The recipe makes around 15 cookies, so be sure to double or even triple so that everyone will get a fair share.

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Yum. I feel so happy everytime when there’s tons of butter used for a recipe…..

Butter Cookies (Jenny Bakery's Copycat)
Serves 15
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Ingredients
  1. (5 oz.) 150 grams of salted butter, softened
  2. (1/4 cup) 30 grams of icing sugar
  3. (3/4 cup) 95 grams of plain flour
  4. (8 tbsp.) 75 grams of corn starch
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 150C or 130C fan-forced.
  2. Cream softened salted butter and icing sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Stir in plain flour and cornstarch.
  4. Transfer into piping bag with a star tip. Pipe evenly onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
  5. Bake it in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes.
TheZongHan https://thezonghan.com/

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