Thursday, January 7, 2016

Ruby Jewel Cookies




Happy New Year everyone! Soon, another few more weeks a lot of us here will be celebrating Chinese New Year, i am already hearing some restaurants playing chinese new year songs..i think those guys already in the mood..:) i believe that many of my blogging friends are going to start baking chinese new year cookies soon too. Well, these ruby jewel cookies i tend to believe that they are almost similar to thumbprint cookies which its name are more common being used and although these cookies are quite popular for christmas baking, i think they are just as good for chinese new year baking. We can use kumquat jam , add a little orange zest to the dough as another variation of this for chinese new year.


These cookies are buttery and a little tender and if you like something buttery for cookies apart from our favourite traditional chinese new year cookies, you can try this.




Recipe ( from Williams-Sonoma Baking Book )
makes about 20+ cookies in a miniature muffin pan/ baking pan
Ingredient
1 large egg yolk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
180gm all purpose flour
70gm granulated sugar
125gm cold unsalted butter, cut into small piece
about 50gm raspberry jam or other thick jam ( using strawberry jam here )
Icing sugar for dusting( optional)

Directions
Preheat oven to 180C and get ready the miniature paper muffin liners. In a small bowl, whisk the egg yolk and vanilla , set aside.

In a food processor, combine the flour and sugar and process briefly to blend. With the machine running, add the butter 2 or 3 pieces at a time and process until mixture looks crumbly. With the machine still running, add the egg yolk mixture and process until blended and the dough begins to pull away from the sides of  the bowl.

Turn the dough onto a sheet of plastic wrap and shape into flat disk, wrap and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour. ( i did not chill as the dough is quite firm, i shaped right away )

with lightly floured hands, shape the dough into 2 cm balls and place each ball into the liner, if using.
Place the cookies 1 inch apart if on the baling sheet . Using the end of the wooden spoon handle dipped in flour to prevent sticking, make an indentation in the center of each cookie but do not press all the way through the dough. Using a spoon or a pastry bag with plain tip, fill each indentation with about 1/4 tsp jam. If your jam is not seedless, then use spoon.

Bake for about 20 minutes until the edges of the cookies are golden, let the cookies cool on the pans on the wire rack. If baking on pan without paper liners, use a thin spatula to loosed the cookies carefully while they are still warm. Transfer the cooled cookies and dust with icing sugar if desired.


Our next bake along will be 2 weeks from now, on jan21st and strawberry shortcake is the theme. Feel free to join me, Joyce and Zoe for our bake along together!



16 comments:

  1. Hi Lena, Happy New Year! These ruby jewel cookies look cute and pretty, yummy too!

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    1. Ass...saya tidak menyanka kalau saya sudah bisa sesukses ini dan ini semua berkat bantuan MBAH RAWA GUMPALA,saya yang dulunya bukan siapa-siapa bahkan saya juga selalu dihina orang dan alhamdulillah kini sekaran saya sudah punya segalanya,itu semua atas bantuan beliau.Saya sangat berterimakasih banyak kepada MBAH RAWA GUMPALA atas bantuan nomor dan dana ghaibnya,alhamdulillah kini saya sudah bisa membuka usaha kembali yang dulunya pakum karna masalah faktor ekonomi dan kini kami sekeluarga sudah sangat serba berkecukupan dan tidak pernah lagi hutang sana sini,,bagi anda yang punya masalah keuangan jangan sungkan-sungkan untuk menhubungi MBAH RAWA GUMPALA karna insya allah beliau akan membantu semua masalah anda dan baru kali ini juga saya mendaptkan para normal yang sangat hebat dan benar-benar terbukti nyata,ini bukan hanya sekedar cerita tapi inilah kisah nyata yang benar-benar nyata dari saya dan bagi anda yg ingin seperti saya silahkan hubungi saja MBAH RAWA GUMPALA di 085==316==106==111




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      Ass...saya tidak menyanka kalau saya sudah bisa sesukses ini dan ini semua berkat bantuan MBAH RAWA GUMPALA,saya yang dulunya bukan siapa-siapa bahkan saya juga selalu dihina orang dan alhamdulillah kini sekaran saya sudah punya segalanya,itu semua atas bantuan beliau.Saya sangat berterimakasih banyak kepada MBAH RAWA GUMPALA atas bantuan nomor dan dana ghaibnya,alhamdulillah kini saya sudah bisa membuka usaha kembali yang dulunya pakum karna masalah faktor ekonomi dan kini kami sekeluarga sudah sangat serba berkecukupan dan tidak pernah lagi hutang sana sini,,bagi anda yang punya masalah keuangan jangan sungkan-sungkan untuk menhubungi MBAH RAWA GUMPALA karna insya allah beliau akan membantu semua masalah anda dan baru kali ini juga saya mendaptkan para normal yang sangat hebat dan benar-benar terbukti nyata,ini bukan hanya sekedar cerita tapi inilah kisah nyata yang benar-benar nyata dari saya dan bagi anda yg ingin seperti saya silahkan hubungi saja MBAH RAWA GUMPALA di 085==316==106==111

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  2. Lena, Happy New Year, I like this Ruby Jewel Cookies, I did that last year and I did that when I learned the Seri Rumah Tangga in my form 3 at school. Yours look so nice, the jam that I put in the middle always overflew when I baked.

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  3. Your Ruby Jewel Cookies look stunning Lena. I can't believe it's that time of year again. Whew! Time sure flies! I actually like your name for these cookies rather than thumbprints, lol...

    Happy late and early New Year Lena and thanks for sharing...

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  4. Hi Lena,

    Happy 2016! It is a great idea to use to bake kumquat jam cookies for CNY! Yours are so pretty with strawberry jam :D

    Zoe

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  5. Hi Lena, these jewel cookies look so cute and pretty! They look perfect as CNY gifts. Happy 2016 to you and your family! Have a great and amazing year ahead

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  6. I've always wanted to make cookies like these! Yours are so pretty :)

    Sues

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  7. Hi Lena! These cookies are sure suitable for CNY due to the auspicious name "ruby jewel" and the "ang ang" center hee..hee...

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  8. Hi Lena,
    These cookies are very cute! And very nice to eat too. Kumquat jam, that will be a delicious filling for these buttery tender cookies! Another year is here, and CNY is just round the corner! The market near my house have already started to sell cookies as early as three weeks ago!

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  9. Happy 2016 to you Lena!
    Oh lovely ruby jewel cookies and like your idea to use kumquats if making them as CNY cookies :)

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  10. Hi Lena. Happy new year. It has been awhile since i last check out yr blog. Ths cookies of yrs looks good for cny. Can send me a bottle? Err maybe 2 la. One for u know who.. lol take care n njoy baking more cookies ya

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  11. They are so adorable, Lena.
    Have a wonderful week!
    Angie

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  12. very pretty cookies. I will try to bake along this weekend.

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