Thursday, January 26, 2017

Seaweed Flakes Cookies























What a relief ! I am back to some baking after the kitchen was out of bounds to me for a week because of some repair works in the kitchen.  I have been wanting to bake these cute healthy cookies for our coffee time but didn't have time to do it. This recipe was shared by Grace Choo on her blog and I knew I had to make it.  I am a copy cat of most of her recipes and you can say that I am a big fan of hers . I can understand Grace making these doggy shaped cookies for her 2 and a half years old daughter , Rae Ann, but ME craving to make doggy shaped cookies is like reliving my childhood.  I love my retirement and I enjoy making the dough ( which I refer as my play dough ) 

I saw these animal shaped cookie cutters @Daiso which came in a set of three - dog, cat and squirrel. How nice if there is a Rooster too. This year is the Year of Rooster according to the Lunar Calendar. Bought them on my last trip there and since then I have been wanting to play with them. Roll out the play dough and cut cut cut. Seriously, I had a great time using the cutters :)  Reliving my childhood is so aptly stated.  This recipe is very easy to make , healthy and has great texture ( light and crunchy ) and very fragrant.  Maybe because I used Lukpak butter, the cookies has a more buttery flavor and not to forget the roasted seaweed gave it a unique flavor. Awesome cookies , goes well with a cup of freshly brewed hot coffee or freshly steeped tea. 

* note: Grace's original recipe is titled Healthy Kinako And Seaweed Flakes Cookies - I omitted the Kinako powder and used only  seaweed  flakes.






















easy to handle dough and I wished I had crushed the seaweed flakes 
to a more smaller pieces - reason being the cut out line will be more smoother
rather than jagged edges























the doggies cant wait to go into the preheated oven























it took about 15 mins to bake one batch of 15 cookies (dog shape )
 in my oven...every oven differs..mine took about
15 mins...after baking all my doggies turned mottle color
but none the less , the taste is as good as they look























I tried out the cat shaped cutter and the cat turned out great too
 love the cat cutter too ...meow !





  

















out from the oven, let them cool down completely
before storing them in air tight jar























I kept them in air-tight container.
Hubby is super delighted and  happy  with these cats and dogs :)
one load of this recipe can make 39 to 40 pieces.

Seaweed Flakes Cookies  - adapted from Piggys Cooking Journal
 
Ingredients:

100g cake flour
50g whole wheat flour
10g cornstarch
60g castor sugar
28g unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1/4 tsp aluminium-free baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg

1 tbsp Kinako powder - I omitted this
2-3 tbs roasted seaweed flakes

Method:

1) In a mixing bowl, whisk together cake flour, wheat flour, cornstarch, baking powder and salt.
2) Lightly whisk the egg, stir in butter, follow by sugar.
3) Pour the egg mixture into flour mixture. Using a spatula, stir until combined.
4) Crushed the roasted seaweed flakes to smaller pieces. Add seaweed flakes to the dough and mix well..
5) Wrap the dough with cling wrap, rest in the fridge for 1 hour.
6) Preheat the oven to 180 deg C. Cut out the dough with cookies cutter.
7) Bake in preheated oven for 10-14 minutes. 




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