Thursday, August 03, 2006

Ebony & Ivory Sesame seed cookies


50 gm. Butter
50 gm. shortening
180 gm. icing sugar
60 gm. beaten egg
320 gm. plain flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
40 gm. black sesame seeds
40 gm. white sesame seeds


(1) Cream butter, shortening and icing sugar till creamy.
(2) Add in beaten eggs and mix till well combined.
(3) Add in plain flour and let it combine into a dough.
(4) Roll between 2 sheets of plastic and cut out with a heart shaped cookie cutter.
(5) Bake at 175C for about 15 mins.


JiJi said...

Hi Yochana

I like all your bakes. All your 'products' look so professional. Do you mind to share the recipe for greenbean cookies (kueh koya) and the chocolate mooncake that you have posted in KC and Jo's blog.

chih said...

Thank you Yochana, you are so thoughtful. Thanks

delia said...

Hi aunty,
I've made this and it's very nice. Thanks for the recipe. And I've also tried making the vegetarian seaweed cookie. Also another nice cookie.

esther ong said...

hi aunty yocchana,

i wish to try this receipe. what can i substitute for shortening? how to measure 60 gm beaten egg? with measuring cup or scale.

Thanks for your precious time

Esther ong

yochana said...

Hi esther,

use all butter, leave out the shortening.


nikki said...

can shortening be replaced with anything else?

yochana said...

hi nikki,

Just use 100% butter then.


Anonymous said...

Just curious, why use shortening if butter could be used 100%.

Is it for flavour or texture? Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Dear aunty,
Can I mix the sesame seeds into the flour or is it better to pour into the mixer separately? Thanks.


Aunty Yochana said...

Hi Eunice

yes you can ...


Anonymous said...

Hi Yochana,

I'm wondering about the amount of the icing sugar stated in the recipe posted. Is that a typing error? 180g og icing sugar??? Mine doesn't come into a dough. The mixture is very dry and not stick togetehr at all.

What is happened? I have no idea. =(

Siew Cheng

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi siew Cheng,

the recipe has no problem. It is correct. You must have done it wrongly. I suggest you try again.


Anonymous said...

Hi aunty,

do we need to toast the black & white sesame before mixing into the mixture?

Oinky Gal