Friday, January 21, 2011

Chinese New Year Cookies (Part II) ~ Hawana Sparkle & Dragon Cookies

One more week to Chinese New Year!!! I still have lots and lots of things that haven't done..:(
Tomorrow I still have to do some shopping and have to start cleaning and decorating the house...oh dear, it seems that I'm rushing for everything!
I'm trying my best to bake some cookies for this New Year, if you have read my last post, altogether I've done 4 types of cookies. But my husband still prefer those I baked last year..:( And that means I have lots more to bake!!!
Well, he's not the person who likes to try new things, especially my bakes..;p Nevermind then..haha!
Okay, here's the last 2 cookies that I'm going to post............

Hawana Sparkle!!...Its a very yummilicious cookies that most of my family love..(not my hubby of course) I got this recipe since I was in my secondary school but can't remember where I got it from.

Coated with rich melted chocolate with the crisp of the nuts in it....heaven!!

Cookies before coating.....

50g coffee mate
170g plain flour
50g cornflour
60g Nestum
50g icing sugar
1 egg
1/4 tsp vanilla essence
1/4 tsp salt
150g buter
**some hazelnuts (whole)
**melted dark-semi sweet chocolate (for coating)
~ Mix all ingredients together in a bowl into a soft dough. (Dough should be soft but not sticky)
~ Roll dough into small balls (according to the paper cups used) and wrapped in the hazelnuts.
~ Placed on a tray with parchment paper and bake at 150-160'C for 20 minutes.
~ Cool slightly and coat with melted chocolate then place into a paper cup.

Last but not least, a traditional cookies requested by my mother.
The Dragon Cookies!! I've added some lemon juice into it and hopefully she'll like the changes I made...haha!
There are few more to bake this coming week, so wish me luck!...^^
I'll like to wish all my friends and those who celebrating the Chinese New Year.....have a wonderful and prosperity New Year.....GONG XI FA CAI!!!


  1. OMG!! it looks really yummy and there's SURPRISE (whole hazelnut) inside!! (: (:

  2. Hahaha, I love those dragon cookies! So cute yah! Woo, the hawana cookies definitely looked like heavenly good like you said! Too bad I can't taste it myself. :( btw, I might not be able to cone up to KL after all. Looks like our timing is way too tight and the kids school and extra lessons are still on. -_-" I am quite upset over this, but I really can't do much about it.

  3. ~ The Sweetylicious,
    Thank you...yup whole hazelnut!

    ~ j3ss kitch3n,
    thank you...;)

  4. ~ Bee Bee,
    Aiya...I also abit upset that you can't come leh..:( Here school starts early too, the 5th day got to go back school already...seems like this year not much fun..;p
    Hope to see you next round...soon one!!!..haha!

  5. Oooohhh, a chocolate covered cookie with a surprise inside. They sound delicious. And your dragon cookies are so neat. I'm starting a new linky party on my blog called "Sweets for a Saturday" and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link this up.

  6. Hi Lisa, thanks...:) I've linked this post and thank you so much for offering..:)

  7. Wow! Looks delicious! Saw this on Lisa: sweet as sugar cookies' blog! great job!

  8. Oh, the Hawana Sparkle cookies looked very special and fantastic! It's like the cookie version of Ferraro Rocher! Looks like it's really a wonderful cookie to serve guests! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  9. ~ Hi isabelleathome, thanks...:)

    ~ Jane, how are you? You busy baking too? Yeah, that's the comment from the others after trying this "Hawana Sparkle"..heehee! Looks like this is the only cookie that everyone is paying attention

  10. Those look absolutely delicious.. love both the cookies... yeah my husband is a bit skeptical about my bakes too :)

  11. Thanks so much for linking this up with Sweets for a Saturday. I truly appreciate your support. I hope you'll be able to join me again next Saturday. By then, I'll have a cute button that you can grab and add to your post.

  12. Just visiting from Lisa's Sweet as Sugar linky party. I just got some fresh this will be on my to-do list this week. Excellent! Thank you.

  13. ~ Mt attempt at The Julie/Julia project....thanks for dropping by...:)

    ~ Lisa, thank you so much. I'll like to join you all saturdays (if I can)...;p

    ~ Camilla, thanks!! I'm sure you'll like this recipe...:)

  14. the hawana sparkle is so good with valrhona..!! thanks Reese and lucky me i got to taste it hehe

  15. Hey Swee San, you are most welcome. Took your advice and redo the rest..heehee..;p

  16. That hawana cookies look nice and classy! Happy Lunar New Year to you!!

  17. Reese Wish you and your family a Happy Lunar New Year, Gong Xi Fa Cai!

  18. Hi Grace & Jess,
    Happy Lunar New Year, Gong Xi Gong Xi...:)

  19. Hi!,

    I was searching for cheese tart recipe and came across your dragon cookies. My parent like it a lot and wish can bake some for them in this coming Chinese New Year. Can share the recipe with us?

  20. Hi Pui Kwan,
    Of course, I'll share with you the recipe....:)
    60g butter
    50g icing sugar
    1/2 egg yolk
    1/4 tsp vanilla essence
    100g plain flour
    40g corn flour
    ~ cream butter & icing sugar till creamy, add in egg yolk and vanilla.
    ~slowly add in flour and mix well. Let stand for 10-15 mins.
    ~ Spoon into a piping bag with a star nozzle and pipe onto prepared tray.
    ~ bake at preheated oven, 120'C for 15 mins then increase oven to 160'C for another 10-15 mins.
    Make sure the cookies are well set but not turn golden.

    Happy Baking!!

  21. Thanks a lot. Sure have to try it this weekend and let my parent to taste it first before this coming chinese new year.



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