Friday, June 30, 2006


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120 gm. Plain flour
60 gm. Rice flour
60 gm. castor sugar
120 gm. SCS Butter
1 tsp. Almond Essence
1 Tbsp. fine sugar - for sprinkling


Mix all the ingredients together. Do not overwork your dough. Knead lightly only and the lesser you knead, the flakier the shortbread becomes. Make into small balls and press with a cookie stamp. Sprinkle some fine sugar on top.

Bake at 160C for about 15 mins. Cookies should be pale colour after baking.

Note: If you do not like the almond essenc, substitute with lemon paste or vanilla essence.


chih said...

I love your pretty design, so colourful! How did you do it if I may ask ?

yochana said...


After pressing with my cookie stamp, I
used a brush to paint with my food colouring...

Anonymous said...

I hv tried some of de recipes on cookies but how come mine turns out soft instead? i did let it cool before puting them into airtight containers.And what the difference btween muffins n cupcakes. Shortbread n cookies??

yochana said...


Maybe you used too high heat to bake your cookies...may I know what temp did you use. If your oven is extra hot type, try using 150 to 160C and bake till crispy. Bake longer and it will turn crispy.. Try this way and let me know the outcome.

Muffins method is just lightly stir but for uses the butter and sugar method whereby you beat the sugar and butter till creamy.

Shortbread has a very nice sandy and powdery taste when you eat but cookies are on the crispy side...


Anonymous said...

Oh i thought using heat heat de cookies will turns out more crispy.haha..i will try one of these days.thks yochana!!

Maya said...

Where can i buy cookie stamps?


yochana said...

Hi Maya,

I bought these from BIY in Upper Bukit Timah.


Anonymous said...

Aunty Yochana,
Can I use electric blender to mix all the ingredients?
Can I use those type of cookie cutter like your pooh bear / piglet cookie cutter to cut this pressed cookies shortbread? I am thinking of doing this for X'mas.

Advance Merry X'mas to U & ALL!


Aunty Yochana said...

Hi Eve,

I think it shouldn't be a problem.