Monday, January 25, 2010

Green Curry Paste Cookies



I had been thinking...whether to create new Chinese New Year cookie recipes for 2010. I came across Laksa Cookies last year but never tried it. 1) Living aboard good laksa paste was hard to come by. 2) I am too lazy to make my own paste (too much extra work just to make a cookie). And then it kind of strike me that I knew a good Thai green curry paste and in fact I had it at home. So, why not make a Green Curry Paste Cookie instead of the Laksa cookie for us who live overseas? Hence, this cookie was inspired by Laksa cookies and I was eager to try it out. So, sharing with you my tried and tested Green Curry Paste Cookies. This cookie is crunchy and very spicy! Definitely for adult who likes it spicy. And of course tasted like Thai green curry! 





Ingredients:


(A)

  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup icing/powder sugar
(B)

  • 50ml coconut cream
  • 1/4 cup packed Thai green curry paste ( I used Mae Ploy)
(C)
  • 1 + 3/4 cup all-purpose/plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda

Method:

1. Hand whisk (A) until blended.

2. Add (B) and hand whisk well.


3. Lastly add (C) and use a spatula to stir it together. When it almost come together, use your hand and knead into a dough. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.


4. Roll the dough out and cut out with the desired shape of your cookie cutter. Place on parchment paper lined baking pan.


5. Bake in preheated 300'F oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown.


~Yield about 53 cookies with my rose shape cookie press cutter.



This is how the flower cookie cutter press looks like.  I forgot whether I bought it at Giant or Jusco supermarket in Malaysia.

27 comments:

Gertrude said...

mmmm sweet and savory cookies. I can imagine the taste and flavor of the green curry.

SIG said...

Those are really beautiful, C. How did u get them that way? Using a rose mould?

Ju (The Little Teochew) said...

WOW! Green curry paste cookies ... how clever of you to improvise. You should trademark it. They look lovely and festive. :) Somehow spicy cookies have their own charm, like murukku. :)

Big Boys Oven said...

just look fantastic, any chance that you will be flying in a box for us this CNY? :) wink! wink!

Christine said...

Hi

I have been looking for the recipe for the laksa cookies...will you be able to send it to me ?

My email : cteo23@gmail.com

Thank you so much.

Your green curry cookies looks really yummy = )

Blessings
Chris

tracieMoo said...

never had anything like this! sounds so interesting and yummy..

daphne said...

This is VERY creative! Gotta try that one to see how it taste like! thanks for sharing.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Gertrude, can taste the spiciness more. :P

SIG, it is a plastic rose cookie press, the one that comes with a rose shape cutter and then a press to press the rose design on top. Not sure if I got it at JB's Giant store, fairly cheap.

Thanks Ju. :) When I typed out the recipes, it was meant to be shared. If not, I would just keep it a secret and only pass it down to my girls. Just hope people would credit me for the recipes I created and link back to my blog. :)

Haha BBOven!

Christine, go to my right panel, scroll down to Sites I Love, click on KC/Cuisine Asia, join as member and the recipe is in there. I think it was shared by a newspaper.

Tracie, yeah it's something different but can be addicting because it's spicy as we do like spicy cookies. :P

You are welcome Daphne.

tigerfish said...

Very creative. Would like to try some, I wish.

Pei-Lin @ Dodol and Mochi said...

Whoa!! This is brilliant! I'd never on earth have thought of adding green curry paste to cookies!! This is so unconventional! Oh, yea! You've gotta quickly patent the recipe!

noobcook said...

really unique. never heard of green curry cookies, and it sounds so yummy because of the touch of savoury spices.

Beachlover's Kitchen said...

wow!! what a creative idea to use green curry paste in cookies!! how it's taste,powderful of curry flavor? for me I'm so lazy to bake any CNY cookies now..

babe_kl said...

Gosh you're so brilliant and creative!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Thanks Tigerfish.

Thanks Pei Lin.

Haha noobcook, yeah just like last time I never heard of laksa cookie neither.

Les, yes the curry flavor and coconut cream are quite strong. The first day it's really pungent and spicy but wear off later. So now, it's slightly less spicy and the smell is not as pungent.

Pai seh babe_kl. Thanks!

Christine said...

Hi

I did that.. went to the KC siteand join as member but they didn't activate/approve me. Therefore, I couldn't log onto their site.

Would you be able to email me the recipe ?!

Thanks so much
Christine

Little Corner of Mine said...

Ok Christine, check your e-mail.

SIG said...

oh ok thank you :)

Christine said...

Hi

These Rose cookie cutter/mould looks really pretty. How does the mould look like ?

Would you be able to show the picture of the mould ?

Thanks so much = )
Chris

Little Corner of Mine said...

Ok Chris, give me a few days.

Anonymous said...

I made a batch last night and my husband said they were very spicy, perhaps even a bit too strong for him and he likes curry. I didn't try any because I can't tolerate spicy food. I like the simplicity of the recipe and wonder if I could substitute something for the curry paste? I enjoy your blog, thanks for sharing your cooking/baking ideas.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Yes Anon, it's very spicy. LOL! I stated that in my post just to warm others. Well, you can always substitute it with less spicy curry paste, green or red or laksa paste. Just that the Thai green curry paste that we used is very spicy.

Cherie said...

Hi can we use butter here instead of oil for crispy cookies? :)

Little Corner of Mine said...

Hi Cherie, this is a crunchy cookies, but if you want to experiment with butter, you can try.

Cherie said...

Yup I am looking for crispy or crunchy cookie recipe. Have tried some Tom yum cookie recipe that makes cakey cookies but I prefer harder ones.

Because these curry cookies used oil, I was wondering if they can make harder or crispier cookies. Will this recipe be what I am looking for? :)

Thanks for ur reply!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Hi Cherie, I think this is what you are looking for because this is definitely not cakey. It's hard and crunchy type.

Cherie said...

Thanks for ur reply! Made yesterday using laksa paste. They come quite so crunchy! But today (1 day later) it turned soft again :( LOL.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Was your laksa paste wet? Strange, mine never turned soft.