Monday, October 16, 2006

Brownie Biscuits



Ingredients:

200 gm. Butter
180 gm. Sugar
1 egg
100 gm. Walnuts or Cashew nuts - blended coarsely
1/2 tsp. cinnamon powder
320 gm. Plain flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
50 gm. cornflour
20 gm. cocoa powder
Some almond flakes or sunflower seeds for decoration
Some beaten egg for glazing

Method:

(1) Cream butter and sugar till sugar dissolves.
(2) Add in egg and beat till well mixed.
(3) Add in blended walnuts or cashew nuts, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and cornflour.
(4) Blend into a dough. Rest for 10 mins.
(5) Roll dough between two sheets of plastic and then cut out using cookie cutters.
(6) Place cookies on tray, glaze with beaten eggs and then sprinkle some almond flakes or sunflower seeds on top.
(7) Bake at 170C for about 15 mins. or till cooked.
(8) Cool cookies before storing into containers.

14 comments:

Precious Moments said...

Lucy, how is the texture of this biscuit. Chewy?

yochana said...

edith,

I bake at low heat so not chewy.

rgds

gillian said...

aunty, this is very nice! by the way, i saw the kevin chai book at national library catalogue. apparently, its a chinese book. right? and i don't think i saw it in popular. maybe they don't bring in anymore stocks?

Precious Moments said...

so if i bake at high will I get a chewy texture. I love chewy cookies.

yochana said...

edith,

Though I've never tried cos I love crispy cookies, I think it should be chewy if you bake around 180C.

Try and let me know then.

rgds

Precious Moments said...

thanks will do.

Vyvy said...

sorry, may i ask what do u mean when u say roll dough between 2 sheets of plastic? i don't quite get it..

means i press the dough between 2 sheets of plastic to flatten it? or?

Pardon my ignorance.. new to baking

yochana said...

HI Vyvy,

Put the dough between 2 plastic sheet then use a rolling pin to roll on top of the plastic. In this way, you don't have to dust with a lot of flour, making it hard and your rolling pin will not get dirty too.

rgds

Sukkimi said...

Thanks aunty for sharing this recipe. I tried them and they are crispy!
I make them into gingerboy, flower and heart shape!

Kristy said...

Hello Aunty, I am thinking of baking some cookies this afternoon and I plan to put some crushed astros for a change..have you ever tried a mixture of this kind?
Warmest thoughts,
kris

yochana said...

Hi Kristy,

aunty "lao liao" (old already)...what is astros??

rgds

xul said...

my 1st time baking cookies and i chose this! haha... glad i found this recipe! >_<

Anonymous said...

Hi Aunty,

I just baked some cookies yesterday and they turned out very very hard and not so sweet. I found the recipe on the internet (but have modified it slightly) and it's almost similar to urs.

The ingredients are:

1) 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2) 1/2 cup cocoa powder
3) 3 eggs
4) 3/4 of the 150g SCS butter
5) 1 cup of choc chips
6) 1/4 teaspoon of salt
7) 3/4 cups of brown sugar
8) 1 cup of hazelnuts
9) 4 teaspoons of vanilla essence

What I did:

1) Melted the butter and cooled it
2) Added the flour,cocoa powder, salt, vanilla essence, choc chips n sugar (pre-mixed)
3) Hand mixed everything and since the texture was sumwhat dry, I added a few table spoons of oil and some milk
4) Mixed in the nuts and baked at 180Deg for 25mins

I almost broke my teeth biting into it but inside was not crunchy at all!kinda 'lao hong' aredy. I would appreciate it if you can share some basic tips in getting perfect cookies like urs!

Thanks in advance Aunty!=)

-Huda

Anonymous said...

Hi Aunty,

Do you have to bake the nuts before adding to the dough?

Thanks.

Lin