Coconut and Pandan Cookie

20140608-230847.jpg On this post i’m bringing a little classic combo that are quite common in my country. Maybe pandan is not that common all over the world. But i do know that pandan is commonly use in Asia. It is quite common in my country. Pandan has a very sweet smell and mint like green color that i just love. The combination of coconut and pandan is usually called cocopandan and this combination are just out of this world. This is how you could make cocopandan cookies!

The ingredients are:

20140609-011145.jpgsugar, milk powder, desiccated coconut, flour, cornflour, baking powder, salt, butter, egg yolk, coconut milk and pandan extract

20140609-011827.jpgokay, i’m gonna be honest with you, i did this part wrongly. In this picture it shows that i was going to mix the butter and desiccated coconut together but the first step was actually to cream the butter and sugar. And more confession, i actually forgot to put in the sugar until i was done with the dough and half way on shaping them. Oh i know… I’m such a clumsy baker. Pordon me. But on the contrary note, it turns out just ok… Like nothing had gone wrong. Pfftt…

20140609-012548.jpgmix in the egg yolk, coconut milk and pandan extract. If you can’t find pandan extract but you are able to find pandan leaves, you could grind them into paste and add them in just like the extract.

20140609-013031.jpgadd in flour, cornflour, salt, baking powder (and supposingly) milk powder and desiccated coconut, mix until combined.

20140609-014100.jpgshape the dough in whatever shapes and sizes you want. I’m sticking with the easiest shape anyone can make, the round shape.

20140609-014856.jpgcover the top part of the dough with sugar

20140609-015109.jpgand… Bake!

20140609-015229.jpga tray of cocopandan cookies.. But! This is not complete yet. Add a zigzag coconut icing glaze and it’s finally complete

20140609-015513.jpg this recipe is quite easy and the taste are.. Just… Unique. In a good way of course. I gave my mom some for her to taste and she end up eating the whole jar. She even ask me to make her stop.
I hope you try and make this. Give it a go and i hope you like it!

Make approximately 35 (as big as ping pong balls) cookies.
Cocopandan Cookies Ingredients:
• 90g butter
• 40g sugar
• 1 egg yolk
• 1¼ tbsp coconut milk
• 1tsp pandan extract
• 75g flour (preferably cake flour)
• 1 tbsp cornflour
• ¼ tsp baking powder
• 10g desiccated coconut
• 10g milk powder
• A little pinch of salt
• Sugar for coating
Coconut icing glaze ingredients:
• 5 tbsp icing sugar
• 2 tsp coconut milk

How to make:
1) cream the sugar and butter until fluffy.
2) add in the egg yolk, coconut milk and pandan extract and mix.
3) mix in the flour, corn flour, salt, baking powder, milk powder, and desiccated coconut.
4) shape the dough, coat the top of the dough with some sugar and put it on a tray line with baking paper.
5) bake at 150°C for 20 minutes or until the edges starting to brown.
6) make the glaze by simple mixing the icing sugar with coconut milk until it create a paste.
7) after the cookies are baked and cooled, pipe the coconut glazing on top.

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