Friday, December 18, 2009


One more week to Christmas! I'm really getting into the mood now. Christmas wish lists going all round the office, dinner prepartions and festive wishes in the plan. This is going to be fun!

I love giving presents, somehow it beats buying things for myself. There's a peculiar joy about giving that makes one feel so blessed. And the season of giving is coming, we are able to give because we have more than enough, with more to spare.

Made Alfajores today, cute little cookies aren't they?

I filled these with nutella instead of Dulce de leche cos I don't have any at home. These were delicious! Soft, buttery, definitely the perfect tea time treat for a lazy afternoon like this. I did, however, have a problem with the cookies spreading too much. I prefer my cookies small and petite, easier on the eye and palate. I couldn't resist using the red and white background for this, really gets me in the Christmas mood! So looking forward to the holidays!


165g all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
85g butter
140g sugar
1 large egg
90 ml milk
30 ml orange juice
filling of your choice : dulce de leche, jam, nutella, chocolate ganache

1.  Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Line the baking sheet with silicon paper.

2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside. Using a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and mix till well combined. Add in the flour in two separate additions and mix till well combined. Add in the milk, orange juice and vanilla extract and mix till incorporated.

3. Drop tablespoonfuls of dough onto the lined baking sheet, with 2 inches of space in between the dough. Baking for 9-11 minutes, rotating the sheets halfway in between to ensure even browning. Transfer to wire rack and cool.

4. Spread the filling onto the cooled cookies and sandwich with another. Dust with confectioner's sugar as desired.

Yields 15 sandwich cookies.


  1. wow nice pictures...I happened to search something and ended up at your pretty blog.

    Is that a piece of red tablecloth? Nice.

    What camera u using? Real sharp fotos you have.

    : )

  2. Hello!


    coz i tried commenting a few times before this but failed :(

  3. Irene,

    Haha that's sweet! I love googling for ideas or recipes cos I'll always end up pleasantly surprised :).

    Yep, that's a red table liner with cute little heart prints. Very Christmasy! I use a Nikon D60.

    By the way, I visited your blog too and I was pleasantly surprised! I've been wanting to visit Hokkaido and am in the research reading about your travels!

  4. Cherie,

    Thanks for dropping by! Your comment finally showed! Left a comment on your blog :)

  5. Hi Allie

    Glad that you visited my blog on my travel stories. Do let me know if you need any information on Hokkaido...I have tonnes of them....

    Wow real nice table cloth and is so got it from Ikea?

    : )

  6. Hi Irene,

    I'll definitely let you know if I need more info on Hokkaido :).

    Yes, it's from Ikea. Their style is kinda unmistakable aren't it? :)



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