Thursday, March 14, 2019

Kuih Semperit

Also known as Biskuit Semperit and Dahlia Cookies. These are a type of butter cookie.

2 egg yolks
1 cup butter, melted
1 cup caster sugar
1 cup custard powder
1 cup cornstarch
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
pearl sugar candy beads

Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside. Cream egg and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in custard powder, cornstarch, and flour. Mix in melted butter and vanilla. Put some dough into a cookie press with a dahlia tip or a large star tip. Press out dough into dahlia-shaped flowers onto baking sheet. Place a tiny piece of cherry in the center of the each flower, pressing down lightly. Add more butter if dough becomes too dry. Add flour if dough is too soft. Bake 12-15 minutes or until they just start to brown.