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Matcha and Mocha Butter Cookies – Chinese New Year

Matcha and Mocha Butter Cookies – Chinese New Year

 Butter cookies are all-time favorite classic and today I am going to show you guys how to make Matcha Butter Cookies and Mocha Butter Cookies. They are super easy to make and delightful to munch on in the afternoon. Super elegant too if you want to present these cookies as a gift for someone.

Matcha and Mocha Butter Cookies – Chinese New Year

If you pursue perfection, you could actually download a macaron template to follow so you could pipe evenly. Just make sure that to leave 2 fingers spacing as it will spread during baking.

Matcha and Mocha Butter Cookies – Chinese New Year

If you notice, each flavor has its own unique shape. I have used different types of piping star tip to show you guys how versatile the recipe can be. Just use your creativity and bake these cookies in all shape and sizes! If you don’t have any piping tip and do not want to buy one, you could even just pipe out just as it is and bake it flat!

Matcha and Mocha Butter Cookies – Chinese New Year

 

Matcha & Mocha Butter Cookies

Ingredients

Dough:

  • 300 grams of Salted Butter softened
  • 90 grams of Icing Sugar
  • 2 Egg Yolks
  • 230 grams of Plain Flour
  • 90 grams of Cornstarch

Matcha Butter Cookies (1/3 of dough):

  • 2 tsp Matcha Powder

Mocha Butter Cookies (1/3 of the dough):

  • 1.5 tsp of Coffee Emulco
  • 1.5 tsp of Cocoa Powder

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 170C.
  • Cream softened salted butter and icing sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Combine egg yolks into the mixture.
  • Then, stir in plain flour and cornstarch.
  • Divide the dough into 3 and flavor them accordingly.
  • Transfer each dough into the respective piping bag with a star tip. Then, pipe out evenly onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake it in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown.
  • Let it cool completely before storing it into an airtight container.
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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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Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies

Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownie

Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies

Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies

There are times whereby you want a good old-fashion chocolate chip cookies. Yet, you also crave for some rich and fudgy brownie. Why not get both worlds by combining them into one pan? These Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies will sure to satisfy your little indulgence and wow your family and friends. Some good things don’t have to be complicated in life, just like this brownies.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies

Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies

Make a batch, slice it up, put it in the fridge to chill. You could have it cold or simply just warm it up in the microwave, either way, it’s still good. 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies

Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies

 As I always mention, feel free to change it up to your liking. Fancy some white chocolate? Replace the chips with white chocolate chips. Do note that the recipe is already quite sweet. You may want to replace semi-sweet chocolate with dark chocolate for the brownie batter if you are switching it up for some white chocolate chips in the cookie dough.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies

Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies

 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownie

Servings 1 7 inch square pan
Author Zong Han Chua

Ingredients

Cookie Dough:

  • 3 tbsp of salted butter softened
  • 2 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp of caster sugar
  • 1/2 cup plain flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Brownie Batter:

  • 1/3 cup salted butter melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup of light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips melted

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 170C
  • To make the cookie dough, in a bowl cream softened butter with both sugars till combined. Then drizzle in vanilla extract.
  • Next, stir in plain flour and baking soda until it turns into a crumbly mixture.
  • Mix in chocolate chips until well distributed. Set aside.
  • To make the brownie batter, in a large bowl, whisk in melted butter, both sugars and vanila extract until well combined.
  • Then add in melted chocolate and cocoa powder.
  • Mix until the cocoa powder is well dissolved into the mixture.
  • Then, crack in the eggs and whisk until just combined.
  • Next, fold in plain flour.
  • Using a 7-inch square pan greased and lined with parachment paper, scatter 1/3 of the cookie dough mixture into the it.
  • Then transfer all of the brownie batter into the pan.
  • Scatter the rest of the cookie dough mixture ontop.
  • Bake it in the oven for 25 to 35 mintues
  • Let it cool completely before serving.
  • Once cooled, cut the browinie into sqaures.

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Double Chocolate Cranberry Almond Cookies - Christmas

Double Chocolate Cranberry Almond Cookies – Christmas

Double Chocolate Cranberry Almond Cookies - Christmas

Double Chocolate Cranberry Almond Cookies – Christmas

I’m always about indulgence. This Christmas, I’m looking for something quick and simple to indulge myself in my own room and this was what I came up with. What ‘s rich when there’s no dark chocolate in a recipe?

Double Chocolate Cranberry Almond Cookies - Christmas

Double Chocolate Cranberry Almond Cookies – Christmas

You get the crunch from the toasted almonds. Yet, you also get a hint of sweetness from the delicious dried cranberries. Paired with the rich soft cookie, it’s amazing.


 
Double Chocolate Cranberry Almond Cookies
Yields 25
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cups of plain flour
  2. 1 heap tbsp. of cocoa powder
  3. ¼ teaspoon of baking soda
  4. 100 grams of salted butter, melted
  5. ½ cup of brown sugar, packed
  6. 2 tbsp. of fine white sugar
  7. 1 egg
  8. 90 grams of dark chocolate chips, melted
  9. 40 grams of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  10. 40 grams of dried cranberries
  11. 40 grams of sliced almonds, toasted
Instructions
  1. Combine melted butter and both sugar until sugar has dissolved.
  2. Crack in an egg.
  3. Fold in melted dark chocolate.
  4. In an another bowl, whisk together plain flour, cocoa powder and baking soda until well combined.
  5. Stir in dry ingredients into the wet mixture until flour is just combined.
  6. Gently fold chocolate chips, dried cranberries and sliced almonds.
  7. Let it sit in the fridge for at least 30 minutes and meanwhile preheat oven to 180C.
  8. Scoop out the chilled dough with tablespoon measuring spoon and roll it into a ball.
  9. Press down for a flatter cookie or leave it if you like it chunky.
  10. Bake it in the oven for about 10 to 15 minutes.
  11. Let it cool and serve.
  12. Keep it in an airtight container if not consumed within the next few hours.
Notes
  1. Change dried cranberries to a different dried fruits to your liking.
  2. Add orange zest for a more festive flavor.
TheZongHan https://thezonghan.com/
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Pandan Cookies – Chinese New Year

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Pandan cookies for this Chinese New Year. It’s the time of the year for this festive season and I want to celebrate it with the familiar aroma.

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These pandan cookies are easy to make, fragrant and easy to consume. You will sure lie to yourself to have just one more… 

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I used a wooden square mold for this recipe. If you don’t have, you could make it round by shaping it into a log or make it squarish with your hands. Do whatever you like, you can even roll out and use a cookie cutter!

Pandan Cookies
Make about 40
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Ingredients
  1. 150 grams of salted butter, softened
  2. 100 grams of icing sugar
  3. 1 egg yolk
  4. 1 tbsp. of pandan paste
  5. 125 grams of cornstarch
  6. 125 grams of plain flour
Instructions
  1. In your mixing bowl, cream butter and icing sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Drizzle in egg yolk and pandan paste.
  3. Then sift in cornstarch and plain flour.
  4. Mix until just combined.
  5. Transfer into a wooden square mold with plastic wrap.
  6. Freeze it for an hour.
  7. Slice 5mm thickness and bake it in a preheated oven 170C for 15 minutes.
TheZongHan https://thezonghan.com/

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