Spiced Biscotti

  From American’s Test Kitchen 1000 pages cookbook “the new best recipe” Ingredients 2 1/4 cups (11 oz) AP flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup (7 oz) sugar 2 large…

Pineapple Cookie (鳯梨卷)

so happy that I can finally make them. Not difficult. Just very time consuming to make the pineapple jam. Here is the ingredients: 540 g (one can) crushed pineapple 3 tablespoon of brown sugar 3 tablespoon of honey Cook above in low heat until dry and sticky. The cookie is even easier 100 g cake…

Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

This Land O’ Lake recipe  a bit too sweet for my taste but indeed very fun and fast to make!  I will make it again but likely cut the sugar by half ! 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1/2 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter 1 egg 1/2 teaspoon…

Italian Cookies: Zaletti (Baking with Julia – Nick Malgeri)

Zaletti are cornmeal cookies are a specialty of Venice but are also found throughout the Veneto region which is in northeastern Italy. I have always been a huge fan of recipe from the classic cookbook – Baking with Julia.  This recipe is so simple and quick to make.  I just love the amazing crumbly texture….

Have you received these cookies from me as Christmas gift this year?

Hope you enjoy eating cookies as much as I enjoy making them. There is a TV ad campaign running from metro Vancouver city reminding us to “create memories, not garbage“.   I cannot agree more!  There are a lot of unnecessary garbage generated from warping paper and little useless gag gifts.  I opt to make  cookies to my true and…

Baking Party

It was so much fun to do nothing but baking  for hours non stop.   It is even more fun to do with a group of very organized geek (and wife of a geek).  Here is how I planned to keep ourselves on track – portable tiny white board!  Basic listing of all the cookies…

Piped Butter Cookies

Pretty sophisticated looking cookies eh?  Actually from start to finish, I can finish making these cookies  with in one and half hour.  The best thing is that I can do all the mixing by hand without bring out my kitchen aid! This is one of the cookies I have learned from pastry training course: The World…

Vegan Oatmeal Cookies (tofu as egg substitute)

Accepted an challenge to make dairy free baked goodies.  Tried to use tofu as egg substitute.  Texture turned out very close to real egg.  I put in too much spice but overall it is pretty decent.  Though I still miss eating real butter + egg version. Ingredients Quantity Unit Item 150 ml gold shortening 1/2 cup…

Liebesgrübchen – “Love Pits” jam filled sweet paste cookies

Aren’t these the most adorable looking cookies? These cookies are very buttery delicate and not overly sweet . The jam filling add just extra bonus touch of fresh sweetness. They are also pretty easy to make! I am happy my co-worker’s mom has shared this wonderful recipe with me. Thanks my co-worker for translating the…