14 November 2007

Watermelon cookies

Did some watermelon cookies yesterday. Got the recipe from New Year Cookies. This book covers 66 recipes on different types of cookies, definitely worth a buy!

I made over 140 watermelon cookies yesterday, the largest batch I've made so far. The rest of the dough, I turn them into different shapes using my cookie cutter. I had fun doing these though it's a bit tedious to handle the batch alone. Finally finished all the baking at 11+ pm. *Phew*

200g butter
100g icing sugar

1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla essence

300g plain flour
100g Hoen Kwe flour (white colour)
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda

Dash of red colouring
Dash of green colouring
Some black sesame seeds

1. Beat ingredients A in a mixer until fluffy. Add in ingredient B and mix well. Fold in ingredient C and stir to form a dough.
2. Divide (1) into three equal parts. Leave one part uncoloured, one part coloured green, one part coloured red.
3. Scale each dough to 9g per portion. Shape red portion into rounds, flatten a natural uncoloured portion and wrap around red portion. Next, flatten a green portion and wrapped around uncoloured part. Repeat process with remaining ingredients. Wrap loosely in a plastic bag. Keep chilled till cookies are firm.
4. Slice each ball of cookie into six. Insert some black sesame seeds in to resemble watermelon seeds. Place cookies in paper cups and leave them on lined baking tray. Bake in a preheated oven at 170 degC for 15-20 minutes. Cool well.

Baked the watermelon cookies in 3 batches. The last batch is the best as the cookies are not overbaked and they retained their nice and bright colour.

Had planned for ds to bring some of them to his school teachers, but he said it's weird coz nobody gives presents at this time of the year. So in the end, the cookies went to my 3 little nephew and nieces, the school bus driver and attendant, my mum and in-law, Olina's teachers and also some to Olina's school for their party tomorrow.

Mood: satisfied


Jerri at Simply Sweet Home said...

Those are some great looking cookies.

KWF said...

Thanks, Jerri. I had a great time making them and watching them bake. Very popular with the kids.

Anonymous said...

Wah... alot of work, no?

KWF said...

Quite a bit of work, esp if you're handling it alone for a batch of over 140 cookies. But the end result is very satisfying!

Simonne said...

wow wow wow lovely cookies!!
Must be hard work, but worth it!