fruit cake cookie

I'm not sure if one would call these tiny munchies fruit cake cookies but they do taste like a piece of fruit cake but in a more compact, crunchier, and denser like form. The recipe came from this site, much thanks to Su Yin and her lovely recipes, which I modified a bit with taking some liberties in the additions of mixed fruits and slivered almonds and the non-addition of chocolate chips simply because I didn't have any. Embarrassing I know.

Well I have been on the ball with the cookie baking frenzy taking over me again and this was what I came up with. But it's also due in part to needing to finish up my baking supplies before I return to KL for a break and I really can't buy any more baking products so that is why for the lack of chocolate chips which is a shame really.

Anyway, back to the cookie. I decided to make them smaller than the average cookie because of the many ingredients in it. Also I actually expected the cookie to spread a lot more once they were done but it didn't. Nevertheless the taste test proved that it was still good and fit for consumption and surprisingly turned out to be somewhat festive too in its appearance and taste-wise.

Fruit Cake Cookie

1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup softened margarine
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
3/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup almonds (slivered or chopped roughly)
1/2 cup dried fruits (diced if they are not chopped up already)

1. Cream sugar and margarine till fluffy.
2. Combine egg and vanilla with mixture till just come together and same consistency. Don't overmix.
3. Combine the rest of the ingredients into the batter.
4. Shape the dough into rounded balls and place them apart about 1 inch on grease proof paper.
5. Bake in preheated oven at 180 C for 10-15 minutes till lightly golden brown on top.

Makes about 4 dozen small bite sized cookies.

I quite like these ones but I can't help thinking how much a difference it would have made if I had included those yummy melty chocolate chips in them if I actually did have them. Sigh. I might try them again but will use chocolate chips and maybe roast the almonds as well to give the cookies a nuttier flavour.

1 comment:

Elaine said...

dishes i would like to attempt making and don't know how. give me recipe!

bee hoon - haha. yes just plain ol' fried bee hoon with egg. dude. i know it's just rice vermicelli and soy sauce and fried diced egg but still!

black pepper chicken - dunno why. i attempted to do this but i can never get the gravy peppery or er.. sauce-y enough.

chicken pot pie - i want my.. chicken pot pie!!

and the most er.. ambitious and will probably not even bother making but really want to, the er.. glutinous brown sticky rice! you know, with the dried shrimp and mushroom and oh-so-good stickyyyy.....

blargh. and now i'm hungry. i did make this baked chicken thing yesterday breaded with cheese and spicy doritos as well as normal italian breadcrumbs! hee hee. and the other day i made this yummy sesame honey chicken. i have also discovered shallots. shallots are yum. i want to make those crunchy fried ones but can't seem to slice them thin enough. ooh, also i make this yummy three cheese garlic small red potatoes concoction that's peppery and garlicky and cheesy yum.

er. okay i have no idea how i babbled on for this long about food. hungry!