Thursday, 7 February 2013

New Year Goodies Box: Mozzarella Cheese Cookies
新年礼盒:奶酪酥饼

 
Don't have sweet tooth for traditional CNY cookies? Try Mozzarella cheese cookies! They are easy to make yet addictive. Soft and fluffy with pure cheese and butter taste make them another must-have during Chinese New Year.

I made two batches of them yesterday after work. It took me less than an hour to prepare the dough, cut out the cookies and send them to oven. When the first batch came out of the oven, the whole kitchen smell heavenly. My daughters kept running into the kitchen for another bite while I was busy baking the second batch.  Eventually, I could barely store one jar of these cookies out of 60+ pieces I baked. Hope there are still some left on new year's day, which is just 3 days away from now.

Unlike other cookies, Mozzarella cheese cookies do not have added sugar in it. This is definitely a bonus point for people who concern about blood sugar level, especially during festival seasons.
 

With these savoury cheesy cookies, my new year goodies box is now filled with five types of home-made cookies : Mozzarella cheese cookies, Pineapple tarts (open-version and closed-version), Almond cookies and Peanut cookies. I call it Little Joy Factory's Five-Blessings Goodies Box (五福临门礼盒).

Here wish all my Chinese friends a Healthy and Prosperous Lunar New Year! Gong Xi Fa Cai !




MOZZARELLA CHEESE COOKIES

* I am submitting this post to New Year Delights 2013 hosted by Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover *


INGREDIENTS

- 175g salted butter (cold)
- 250g plain flour
- 175g Mozzarella cheese - grated
- 2 egg yolks


DIRECTIONS
  1. Add flour in a mixing bowl.
  2. Remove butter from refrigerator and cut into small cubes.
  3. Rub in the butter with your fingertips until the mixture resembles bread crumbs.
  4. Add egg yolks and grated cheese. Mix with hands until a dough is formed.
  5. Roll out the dough until it's about 5mm in thickness. Cut out the cookies with a cookie cutter.
  6. Place about 2cm apart on a lined baking tray. Brush with egg wash.
  7. Bake in preheated oven at 200 DegC for 18-20 minutes, or till golden in color.

Note:
  1. Mozzarella cheese can be replaced with Cheddar cheese as you like.
  2. If unsalted butter is used, add 1/4 teaspoon of salt to the flour.


Recipe adapted here .

2 comments:

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  2. I was busy baking the second batch. Eventually, I could barely store one jar of these cookies out of 60+ pieces I baked. Hope there are still some left on new year's day, which is just 3 days away from now. happy new year 2016 shayari

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