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Nastar pandan cookies

Nastar cookies is traditional indonesian cookies with sweet pineapple filling, are typically made during holiday,I try made with different sweet filling like a peach preserves,raspberry,and dried cloves flavored, this time I try to make with natural  pandan flavored.














with dried cloves
just stick on cookies before  you bake them !!

without pandan colour with dried cloves

Ingredients :
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2  tsp salt
1 cup softened unsalted butter
1/4 cup confectionesrs' sugar
3 egg yolk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3 drop pandan paste 
1 cup pineapple jam/preserve
1 egg wash
dried cloves ( optional )

Directions 

- Sift flour and salt into a bowl and set aside. 

- Using a stand mixer, cream butter and confectioners’ sugar on medium speed for several minutes until light and fluffy. Add the egg yolks, one at a time. Add the egg yolks, one at a time. Add the vanilla,pandan paste and mix until combined. 

- Add the flour mixture and mix until fully incorporated.

- Cover dough and refrigerate for about 30 minutes until firm. 

- Preheat oven to 325°F. Line several cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.

- Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and place on cookie sheets, Make a depression in the center of each dough ball and fill with about ½ teaspoon of the pineapple filling. Pinch the edges of the dough back around the filling, and turn seam side down. Place on sheets about 2 inches apart. 

- Brush the tops of each cookie with egg wash. Bake 15-18 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through, until shiny and golden. Cool on wire racks.* if use dried clove/cengkeh,just stick on the cookies before you bake,is just for a flavored

Makes about 2 dozen cookies.

Comments

Nava Krishnan said…
Nice cookies and its popular over here esp for Hari Raya.
These cookies sound fantastic, I bet that pineapple filling inside is just delicious!
waaahhh..Your Nastar looks yummy with Pandan taste.. I already made them 1 jar but w/out Pandan flavor. Ready for lebaran !! :))

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