March 18, 2010

Suji Cookies

Meeting up with my girlfriends is one of the happiest moments in life. Don't you agree? :D Even though I bake frequently whenever I could, I don't think my sistas had enough of my bakes because we don't meet so often. :) During our recent gathering, I squeezed in some time in the morning to bake this easy suji cookies before meeting them at noon. They love the cookies! Especially Kexian... :) I knew it cos I know she love melting moments, though I baked this to be more on the crunchy side.

Crunchy Suji Cookies
100g ghee
120g caster sugar (i reduced to 90g)
1 egg yolk
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
150g plain flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
egg glaze: 1 egg yolk mixed with few drops of water (i omitted this)
  1. Mix ghee, sugar, egg yolk and vanilla essence till well combined.
  2. Sift flour, baking soda and salt and stir well.
  3. Preheat oven at 180°C for 10 minutes. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
  4. Using a metal spoon, fold the flour mixture into the ghee mixture. Knead lightly to form a dough.
  5. Pinch a small amount (about 1/2 tbsp) of dough and roll it into a ball. Place the cookie dough 2cm apart on the tray as they will spread during baking.
  6. Brush with egg glaze.
  7. Bake for 14 minutes. Let it cool for a few minutes on the baking tray before transferring to a wire rack. Allow them to cool completely before storing in an airtight container.
Recipe from: Oi Lin's "Delicious Asian Baked Treats"

Nice, cosy cafe but with food below our expectation. Nevertheless its the company that counts. Have not post our photos for a long time. :) Shunmei, Kexian, Kailing and me!


ai wei said...

oh so lovely! is there any substitution for ghee?

Aimei said...

Hi aiwei, I don't think there's a good sub for ghee as it is clarified butter. However, maybe you can refer to this as a guide, but not sure if it works. :)

ai wei said...

thanks thanks thanks for the tips :) will try it soon. meanwhile gotta try out ur crispy oatmeal raisin cookies as i hav lots of left over rolled oats :)