Saturday, September 02, 2006

Top Hat Cookies


50 gm. Margarine
180 gm. Plain flour
1 1/2 small eggs - beaten lightly
80 gm. sugar
1/2 tsp. Bicarbonate of Soda
A little Almond Essence
Some egg white for glazing
Red and Green colouring


(1) Cream margarine and sugar till creamy.
(2) Add in eggs a little at a time (leave some in case dough is too soft).
(3) Add in almond essence and beat till well mixed.
(4) Pour in plain flour and bicarbonate of soda.
(5) Roll small balls of about 10 gm. for the base and about 3 gm. for the top. Stick with some egg glaze.
(6) Pinch some dough and colour it red and another colour it green.
(7 Take a little bit of red and roll into long strip and circle it around the top and use the green dough to make into ribbons.
(8) Bake cookies at 170C for about 20 mins or till golden brown.


FameBakers said...

Hi Yochana, this cookie is it the same as the Traditional Japanese Cookie?

yochana said...

Hi Famebakers,

Tradtional Japanese Cookie?? What's that? I don't have this recipe. BTW, do you have the recipe? I'm interested..


nikki said...

can cornoil be replaced with ordinary sunflower oil or butter? last of all, can i replace the 11/2 eggs in this recipe with something else ?

yochana said...


yes you can replace with any oil you like. REplace eggs with milk.


FameBakers said...

Hi Yochana, i actually bought this Traditional Japanese Cookies from Plaza Singapura, at B1, a shop selling Japanese cookies and cakes. I do have a recipe which is quite similar,but i am not sure whether its the same. I shall share the recipe with you soon via email. Thanks.

yochana said...

Thanks FameBakers,

Will look forward to it.


FameBakers said...

Hi Yochana,

The receipe is as follows: -

20g butter
70g sugar
1/2 egg
1 yolk
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
30g flour
30g ground almond
60g wheat flour

Beat butter and sugar, add in egg and yolk. Fold in the flour and baking powder and soda. Make it into a dough. Roll out the dough and cut it with cookie cutter. Bake it at 200 degrees for 15min.

I have not tried this recipe yet. :) but will try it one of these days. Cheers.

yochana said...

Thanks famebakers,

I've published it so that others can get to try it too.