Sunday, January 26, 2014

Semperit Cookies

My-my! Me and my baking. Still on-going.  Llike they say, when the going gets tough, the tough gets going. True enough. I wouldn't keep quiet and I got down to making Semperit Cookies from the family group of Malay cookies. Nothing more did stop me and all went on well (Vanilla Butter Cookies, Cayenne Chocolate Cookies, Nyonya Pineapple Tarts & Chinese Peanut Cookies) until I had to pipe out the dough from the stringent and short tight tunnel like cookie mold. Oh-hack! Such a time consuming thing for ensuring that the long piece of dough didn't break in between and crumble and I also had make sure the size and shape were in balance with each other. What a killer go. In the end regardless, these buttery and vanilla scented Semperit Cookies were worthiness. I am sure you are agreeing and the more you will agree once you make. 
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.  


  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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