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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Oats and Cherry Cookies with Sesame Seeds [CNY 2014]

Saw this lovely cookie recipe of Amy from Amy's Baking Diary. With most of the ingredients ready in my kitchen, I went ahead to bake them but substituting cherries with a combination of cherries and raisins. These cookies were aromatic while baking in the oven.  This is one of the two cookies that I managed to do from the long list of must try cookies shared by many food bloggers.   Sorry the rest would have to wait as I'm afraid my 'mood' may spoil a good recipe.
Like what Amy said, these cookies are crunchy and the aroma from the sesame seeds was nice.  Definitely worthwhile to bake more next time.
Recipe Source - Amy's Baking Diary [recipe from Allan Bakes] with slight modification
[makes 80 pieces]
120 gm plain flour
1 tbsp wholemeal flour
1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
a pinch of salt
120 gm unsalted butter - room temperature
60 gm castor sugar
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 egg 
1 tsp vanilla essence
140 gm quick cooking oats
140 gm cherries [I add some raisins] - diced
50 gm EA toasted white and black sesame seeds 
  1. Sift both types of flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt together.  Add back the wheat bran into the flour mixture.  Set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar at medium speed until light and creamy [about 6 minutes].
  3. Add egg and vanilla essence and continue to beat until well combined [about 20-30 seconds].
  4. Gradually fold in the flour mixture [about 20 seconds].
  5. Stir in the oats and cherries/raisins and mix well.
  6. Shape dough in small balls and coat with mixed sesame seeds.  Arrange cookies on a lined baking tray leaving some space in between cookies. Press lightly to flatten cookies.
  7. Bake cookies in preheated oven at 180 degrees C for 15 minutes [original recipe is 160 degrees C for 20-25 minutes.
  8. Leave cookies in baking tray for 10 minutes before removing to cool on a wire rack. Store in airtight container.

I'm submitting this post to the Bake Along event hosted by Zoe of Bake for Happy KidsJoyce of Kitchen Flavours and Lena of Frozen Wings


Veronica Ng said...

Kimmy, without trying your cookies, I already knew they taste very good. I can imagine the fragrant aroma of both the sesame seeds. I am bookmarking this. Thank you for sharing.

CQUEK said...

Oh please please make these come through the computer screen.

Zoe said...

Hi Kimmy,

These fruity cookies with the combination of sesame seeds sounds very fragrant. I reckon Amy must be happy that you like this recipe :D

Thanks also for telling me that SR flour work better for baking hup toh soh... I was told that if I'm using plain flour, I must use bicarbonate instead of baking powder as raising agent... I guess this is the reason why Sonia uses alkaline water... Gosh! I'm crazy again thinking of hup toh soh :p

Thanks, Kimmy! Thanks again for your great advice.


Kimmy said...

Hi Veronica, you should try it and replace the raisins and cherries with any soft dried fruits you like.

Kimmy said...

Hi CQuek, I wish I can do that, hehehe!

Kimmy said...

Hi Zoe, my new year resolution is to try as much as possible of the recipes shared by blogger friends. If not for the sad occasion in the family, I would have bake more of them. Hup Toh Soh, I like this biscuit, easy to make and will try the different versions esp. the ones that don't use butter.

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

I can imagine these cookies are very aroma ! I have a long list too, don't think I have time to try them this year.

Jeannie Tay said...

Hi Kimmy, these cookies looks very well made...hope to bake more from my very long list of recipes which I have bookmarked in pinterest:)

Kimmy said...

Hi Sonia, me too have a long list but it has to wait until next CNY.

Kimmy said...

Hi Jeannie, I saw you made quite a lot this year. Me, not in the mood and moreover, my mum's side not celebrating this CNY.

kitchen flavours said...

Hi Kimmy,
Lovely cookies. The aroma from the sesame seeds must be really fragrant!
Thanks for linking!

Kimmy said...

Hi Joyce, must thank Amy of Amy's Baking Diary for sharing this lovely cookie recipe. Remember to make more, hehehe!

Phong Hong said...

Kimmy, this sounds like an interesting mix. Sesame seeds are very fragrant and I love them. Sadly this year, I don't have time to bake CNY cookies. Will try them later on.

Kimmy said...

Hi Phong Hong, don't stress yourself. Hope your back has fully recovered. You can always bake them later to enjoy.

Ramzan Ali said...

i appreciate the ideas and this is very amazing material and have outstanding information. Thanks for talk about cookings.

lena said...

if i have time, i would also like to try, i think i will like these cookies and also as i shld hv these ingredients on hand..:)

Kimmy said...

Hi Lena, great way to clear off some baking ingredients too.

Amy Baking Diary said...

Kimmy, I'm so happy you like this cookies! :D

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