Sunday, January 30, 2011

Lu Kam?

Lu Kam, or Mandarin Oranges are one of those other 'must haves' during Chinese New Year.

So, heres another innovation of mine... the Chinese New Year Orange Cookie :D

It tastes like oranges too - I added in some orange juice, and plenty of orange rind. 
Does it look anything like Lu Kams?
It isn't too difficult to make, and the ingredients are rather simple. The dough is also easy to work with.

What you need is:
2 1/2 cups of All Purpose Flour
Zest of 2 oranges
3/4 cups of sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup of butter
2 tsp orange juice
2 Tbs cream cheese
orange coloring

  1. Mix the flour, orange zest salt and sugar together.
  2. Slowly rub in the butter till well blended
  3. Drop in cream cheese and orange coloring and juice. Mix slowly. After dough looks wet enough, take it out of the mixer and knead.
  4. Roll little balls about the size of one teaspoon. I use a melon baller to get roughly the same size. Finally, use a stick and poke a shallow green dot on the top of the orange ball.
  5. Bake at 190 degrees, for about 12 mins. 

Enjoy your new year cookies!


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D O M O ! said...

Thanks Vincent! Added! Domo! :D

Eftychia said...

Delicious cookies. Thanks for sharing!

D O M O ! said...

Domo Eftychia :)