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Simple cookie recipe (‘Hangpalang’ cookies)

What do you do with a leftover butter (less than ½ cup) and would like to do some baking with your child. Not enough to make a cake, plus my daughter would be running away whenever I use electric mixer because of the noise. So I looked through some cookies recipe: some are too complicated, some require too many ingredients, some are not too healthy . So I came up with the simplest recipe with the least effort but still turns out yummy. And no blender is needed.

Utensils: big salad glass bowl, wooden spatula for mixing, parchment paper, baking tray, measuring cup & spoon.

1. Mix all ingredients thoroughly in the glass bowl

2. Shape dough into round thin shapes and place on parchment paper

3. Bake it until light golden brown

4. Best served with a hot chocolate drink!

5. Crunchy on the inside…yummy!

The Recipe

– ½ cup (or less) butter
– 1/3 cup brown sugar
– pinch of salt
– ¼ teaspoon baking soda
– ½ teaspoon baking powder
– 1 egg
– 3 tablespoon of each sesame seed, sunflower seed, pumpkin seed (or any nuts or rolled oat) and 2 tablespoon of crunched cereal
– 2 tablespoon of orange juice (optional)
– ¾ cup whole wheat flour

1. Mix butter, sugar, salt, baking soda, baking powder in the glass bowl with wooden spatula;
2. Add egg, all seeds (or nuts or rolled oats), crunched cereal, orange juice and mix until well combine;
3. Add in flour and stir well;
4. Cover and refrigerate the dough for several hours, or overnight;
5. When you are ready to bake, preheat oven to 375 ºF, put parchment paper on to the tray;
6. Scoop about ½ tablespoon dough each time and shape the dough by pressing with your fingers to make round thin cookie shapes. Place each one on the parchment paper about 1cm apart;
7. Bake cookies for 12-14 minutes or until they are light golden brown with a bit darker around the edges.
8. Take them out of the oven and leave for a minute or two before transferring to a wire cooling rack or any well-ventilated tray;
9. Store them in an air-tight container after cooling if you are not eating them right away.

Tips :
– Use butter knife to slice the butter into smaller pieces while mixing all the ingredients together;
– Shape the dough immediately after being taken out from refrigerator so the dough won’t become sticky;
– The thinner the cookies, the more crunchy they are;
– Rinse utensils under running hot water to wash away the sticky dough before washing them with detergent.