Sunday, January 26, 2014

Semperit Cookies

My baking galore continued. Surely a promising start, peanut cookies, pineapple tarts, chocolate chilli cookies, suji cookiesvanilla cookies before baking these semperit cookies - a sheer pleasure for its truly melt-in-the-mouth texture. Crumbles off just like that the moment you pop it in your mouth. By far, semperit is a must have for Hari Raya. Then again, semperit trend has picked up for other festivals as well. 

Making semperit cookies wasn't like how I anticipated. Not so much about forming the dough with the 3 types of flour, butter, sugar, egg yolk and vanilla essence. But pressing out the dough after stuffing inside the long metal mould which almost caused me to flip flop. My mistake. I didn't know which mould to buy. To save money, I bought the basic and cheapest one. That's why I struggled. Also, I stuffed more than enough dough inside the mould, hoping I can quickly finished off with pressing out the flat edgy ribbon shape. Wrong check-mate. Mould couldn't hold, slipped off my hands, dough oozed out from atop and lah! lah! lah! I had to go over and over until that close to perfect without the dough breaking off. Anyway, the story ends now for I baked and packed the cookies in the plastic cannisters. Tiring indeed.  
150g butter
55g caster sugar
1 egg yolk
1 tsp vanilla essence
120g all purpose flour
50g corn flour
80g custard flour
Sugar sprinkles (for decoration)

Combine the 3 types of flour and keep aside.
Cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy.
Add yolk and vanilla, continue to cream.
Sift flour mixture over.
Fold/beat on low speed till combined.
Pinch out a bit of the dough and insert into the mould. 
Press out the long ribbon shape(s) individually on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
Do the same to the rest of the dough.
Decorate with sugar sprinkles.
Bake at 160C for 20 minutes or till golden yellow.  
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  1. Oh, so tempting and delicious cookies. I can’t wait to try this!

  2. I sure am trying these cookies!! Loved its natural yellow colour!!

  3. Love that cookies . Actually love that shape and texture.
    Though the cookie press had given you hard time .
    You have nailed it :) ..

  4. Cookies look so colourful and melt in the mouth kind.

  5. These are such vibrant, beautiful cookies :D


  6. oh i love these beauties .Very tempting cookies .Very diff cookies ,May be i can use my murukku press instead ?

  7. The cookies look so pretty hmm cookie cutters can get tricky sometimes.

  8. cookies look awesome... so Nava is doing lots of baking this year :) great!!! dear
    superb recipes, waiting for more to come :)

  9. The cookies look so pretty! And I am sure they tasted great too. Your post reminded me of this custard cookie recipe that has been holding on to for ages!

  10. wow... i love the color of the cookies... so yum yum...

  11. lovely colorful cookies nava! :) I adore your clicks.. they look vibrant n worth trying

  12. So pretty! These will brighten up anyone's day. I am yet to try a cookie press...looks like I have to get one now.

  13. Wow, I never had these type of cooking but they look mouthwatering. Will try it once my son becomes big.

  14. Hi Nava, I love this cookies, one of the best. Yours look so lovely cos your recipe consist custard powder, made the color look so pretty. But agree with you, the plastic pump really give us hell lot of problem when pump out the dough. I think the cookies press would be easier to make this samperit cookies.

    Have a nice day.


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