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Flower Shaped Jasmine Cookies


Flower Shaped Jasmine Cookies or Gleeb Lamduan is very famous dessert, which you can easily find in most supermarkets in Bangkok.

 However, I have hardly ever tried these wonderful fragrant cookies.  I usually bought them for a gift or a souvenir.  Maybe its beautiful shape and wonderful smelling made me hesitate to have it. 


Today I made these cookies with my little charming price.  To my surprise, it was manageable task even for the 5 years old kid.  

Below is quick and easy Flower Shaped Jasmine Cookies recipe.  


Ingredients 
cake flour 80 grams
corn starch 20 grams 
icing sugar 50 grams 
vegetable oil 6 tbs 
jasmine extract 2-3 drops 


Method
Sift the flour and icing together. Slowly add in vegetable oil and jasmine extract. (If you add oil too fast, the dough will become too watery and hard to form a ball.) 


With hands, slowly knead the dough to form a small smooth ball.


  • Roll the dough into small balls of 4 cm. in diameter. Cut each ball into 4 wedges, and place each end of three wedges together to form a flower.
  •  Cut the remaining wedge in half , roll into a small ball and place it at the junction of three wedges as a center of the flower   


  • Score the center with a sharp knife. 



  • Line cookies in a baking tray, chill in the fridge for 15 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 c. 
  • Bake until the edges are slightly brown, 9-11 minutes. Cool on rack.  
  • Transfer into an airtight container. 



  


Notes: 
  • Traditionally these cookies are smoked with fragrant candles overnight. In Tokyo, there is hard to find such candles.  I found jasmine extract is a fine substitute. 
  • It's possible to play with the color and fragrance you want to add in.  If you can't find jasmine extract, get it online or simply add in vanilla.   


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