melting moments

January 23, 2007 at 6:27 pm | Posted in Cookies | 7 Comments

apparently i couldn’t stop at just one.

i knew this recipe ran the risk of being very makcik-makcik (malay-aunty-like) because i usually see them during the festive season. however, i was in the mood for a buttery and crisp cookie, and the addition of the cornflour somewhat told me it would not go wrong.


from many more kitchen secrets; betty saw

175g butter, softened
90g icing sugar, sifted
1 tsp vanilla essence

sifted together:

225g plain flour
30g cornflour
1 tsp baking powder


glace cherries, chopped

1. cream butter with icing sugar and vanilla essence until light and creamy.

2. stir in sifted dry ingredients and beat well for 20 seconds or until mixture is light and smooth.

3. line cookie trays with greaseproof paper. spoon batter mixture into a piping bag fitted with a star nozzle. pipe mixture into rosettes 4-cm in diameter onto a prepared tray.

4. top each rosette with a piece of cherry.

5. bake in preheated oven at 160 degrees celsius for 15-20 minutes or until light golden in colour.

the only problem i faced was the piping because the consistency of the dough was rather stiff. i had no difficulty with the first tray but subsequently, it got a little stiffer and i ended up rolling the dough into balls and pressing them lightly with a fork. taste-wise, they were great.




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  1. hi maya, your melting moments look really great. i’m surpised the cherries still look so red w/o any signs of charring or burning after baking! coz normally when i bake cookies with mixed fruit, raisins or even chocolate, the bits will get burnt into an ugly brown. wonder is it possible to top the cherries only after baking? hmm…

  2. evan: hmm i don’t know if the cherries will “stick”, but you can try! as far as i know… i never had any problems with glace cherries. 🙂

  3. So pretty!! I love how they look and those are beautiful pictures maya..
    I’m gona try them out soon. Thanks for the recipe!

  4. […] soon as I saw this recipe on Maya’s blog, I knew I had to try it out…like yesterday. I have a soft spot for all […]

  5. I just found your blog and I am loving it! Hope you’ll never get tired of baking and blogging. Great job!

  6. You know they look delicious. It does remind me of home. Keep up the good work. I am truly inspired.

  7. mary: thank you so much, such comments really motivate me. 😉

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