Tuesday, 26 December 2006

Fruitee Cookies

Have been 'dying' to try this recipe out. But due to the constant rain, I'm unable to get out & buy dried mix fruit for this cookie recipe. Finally, made the decision to head down to my fave store to get my supplies with dearest daughter in tow despite the heavy rain (anyways I need the baking supplies for Hari Raya Aidiladha. Can't get them tomorrow cos I'll be working till late).

So this recipe requires me to store the dough in the fridge for at least 6 hrs or overnight. This is convenient as you can prepare it in advance & put them in the oven just before you need it for any occasion. After mixing, the dough is very, very soft & it is almost impossible for you bake them immediately before storing in the fridge first.

The (pre-bake) dough in clingwrap

1 cup plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 cup dessicated coconut
1 cup mixed fruit

1) Sift flour, baking powder & salt and set aside.
2) beat butter & sugar until light & creamy. Add egg & beat again.
3) Stir in flour mixture, coconut & mixed fruit. Mix until dough forms.
4) Divide the dough into portion as you like. Shape into rolls & wrap them in clingwrap (pic above). Refrigerate for at least 6 hrs or overnight.
5) Slice the dough & bake at 175C for 10-12mins or until pale golden.

Fruitee Cookies
The texture of the cookies is crunchy & almost similar as butter cookies, with the addition of dessicated coconut & mixed fruits, of course. You may want to add some nuts too if you like. Overall, they taste great! My mum will definitely love these.

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