Having recently been reaquainted with my childhood favourite Pandan Chiffon Cake, I saw these Pandan Coconut Cookies a day later over at Jin's blog Smell and Taste Are My Memory. I thought I should continue on my pandan theme and try out these cookies.
The cookies were ultra easy to make. You just mix everything together. And the batter tastes really really good. It tasted so good that I must have eaten a few tablespoons of it. However, once the cookies were baked, the pandan flavour was lost. I think I have to put in more pandan flavouring in future. However, it still tasted like a really really yummy coconut biscuit. It had a crunch on the outside without being dry on the inside. I really like the glace cherry flavour when you get to the centre of the biscuit.
120 g butter
100 g icing sugar
1/4 tsp salt
100 ml coconut milk
1 tsp pandan paste (I used 1 tsp of pandan flavouring)
200 g plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
90 g desiccated coconut (lightly toasted)
Glace cherries for decoration
(1) Cream butter, sugar and salt till creamy. Add in coconut milk and pandan paste and mix thoroughly.
(2) Seive flour and baking powder together and then mix in the desiccated coconut. Pour into the mixture and mix till a soft dough is formed.
(3) Using a spoon, roll dough into balls (about 1 inch). Place on a lined baking sheet and flatten slightly. Place a small piece of red cherry on top.
(4) Bake at 165C for about 15 to 20 mins.l until it's cooked and crispy.
(5) Leave to cool thoroughly before storing in containers.