Thursday, December 17, 2009

Kristy's Spirulina Almond Cookies

While scrolling through my mails, I came accrossed that Elaine @ Gourmet Girl Magazine's is holding a Virtual Holiday Cookie Crawl contest. Attractive giveaways, of coz! I'm not sure if my submission is valid. Well, at least I have made my first try!
Spirulina is a well known healthy dietary supplement. And it contained of all the minerals and vitamins that we need daily. According to scientific studies, it maybe good for the brain, heart, immune system and more. We can used green tea for flavouring in our bakings and why not spirulina! Since it is so healthy. And here's my recipe.

Ingredients :
230gm butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 large egg
1-1/2 tpsn vanilla extract
1/4 tspn salt
2 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup ground almond
15gm spirulina powder (for mild flavour use 10-8gm)

Topping : 100gm white chocolate (+ 1tbsp butter), melted

Method :

- combine flour, almond, salt and spirulina powder together in separate bowl.
- beat butter and sugar untill fluffy.
- add in egg and whisk untill well combined.
- fold in dry ingredients and mix well to form a dough.


- divide into 24 portion & roll into a ball.
- place them to the baking tray & press flat.
- finally, bake for about 10 mins at 175'c.
- leave to cool and then decorate it with melted white chocolate as desire.

You must be wondering how was it taste like, right? Well, it actually tasted real GREEN! haha... It's true! You can actually smell and taste the green in it. It's more or like seaweed flavour. Hope you'll enjoy it and have a healthy X'mas! Cheers.

32 comments:

Angie's Recipes said...

I know those blueish green pills...but I just swallowed them down with water. You are creative!

TheGourmetGirl said...

Very creative indeed! Thanks for entering them into the Virtual Holiday Cookie Crawl. I have sent you message with further info.
Good Luck!

Heavenly Housewife said...

Well, I bet you are the only one with green cookies daaaaaahling :D. Hope you win.
*kisses* HH

kathyvegas said...

I have to say, this is the first time I've seen spirulina in a recipe. It sure is green =)

Lyndsey said...

That's a healthy way to get a green color Christmas cookie! Very creative.

I've used Spirulina in a breakfast shake and depending on what liquid you use it can sometimes turn purple!

Shirley said...

Kristy that's fantastic! Absolutely creative! What an idea!

Anncoo said...

Hey Kristy: Very creative and healthy too!

MaryMoh said...

Great cookies! But then, won't all the good nutrients in spirulina be destroyed by the high heat of baking? I think I'll swallow the pills and use natural green for the colour...hehe. Do hope you win and share the joy with us.

Anna said...

Great idea I hope you win.

5 Star Foodie said...

I love the gorgeous green color and the almond flavor! Will have to find this spirulina powder!

My Little Space said...

Angie : Mee too! I fed my kids this kind of cookies when they're little, coz of difficulties in feeding them the tablets.

Elaine : Thank you very much! Am really excited.

HH : Thanks a lot, daaarling! ((hugs)) & kisses...

Kathy : No harm for a try, right! Well, there's always something new going on in the globe everyday...

Lyndsey : Great choice of supplement. I can't live without it even a day!

Shirley : Thank you so much, dear!

Anncoo : Thanks! Got to try something new. It's fun btw!

MaryMoh : I do believe that the spirulina could be effected by the heat more or less... maybe 50%! But the cookies are still moist & soft when it came out of the oven. So, I don't think it's over heated. Oh boy, I wish I'm a scentist at this moment. hahaha...

Have a wonderful day & go GREEN for this coming X'mas!

Cheers, Kristy

Lo said...

Very interesting.
So, would you make these again?

I've taken spirulina as a supplement, but have never cooked with it. Do you suppose its benefits hold up against the heat of the oven?

alison said...

so interesting!this recipe is very healthy and i will try it!

penny aka jeroxie said...

I never thought that you could do that! Wahh... that is really a healthy biscuit! Eat with no guilt ;)

Bob said...

Now that's how supplements should be taken!

Claudia said...

Okay, I fel silly. I do not know this supplement at all. Like that it boosts immunity - will check out. The cookies are great fun!

Drick said...

never heard of this - but then, I do live a long way from you and yes, in the slow moving south....so what does it green seaweed taste like?

My Little Space said...

Lo : Welcome on board! Thank you very much for your comment. I definitely will make another batch of these cookies, not because it's healthy but it's all about the flavour. Don't you think using spirulina as food flavouring much better than artificial colouring or flavouring?
Well, frankly, I'm not a pro or scientist. Can't give you a perfect answer for the bottom quiestion! I apologize for that but here's the link which I think you might be interested in.
www.spirulinafactory.com/spirulina-resources.asp

Alison : Thank you, dear! Do you think Simon will like this?

Penny : No harm for trying something new, right! As it's much better than using artificial colouring & flavouring.

Bob : Yeah, I do think so! I'm not a gimmick but it's fun though trying new ingredients in your cooking, right!

Claudia : Not at all! Good.. then you can learn more about this supplement.

Have a great day and enjoy the GREEN festive season!

Cheers, Kristy

3 hungry tummies said...

nice way to turn those pills into nice tasting cookies!

Jeannie said...

looks great! I like the shade of green you have on the cookies and those white chocolates sure look tempting! Great job.

Cheah said...

Wow, you are very innovative indeed. At first look think it's greentea cookies. If make this for CNY, then have to minus the chocolate decoration, otherwise it won't keep long, will it?

Donna-FFW said...

What a fabulous color for a chiristmas cookie..

Peanutts said...

thats one creative cookie. :)

Tasty Eats At Home said...

So unique! I wonder if I would be able to sneak something like this by my kids!

Katy ~ said...

Never would have thought of this idea in my lifetime. Love the color, creative idea!

cherry potato said...

很 特 别 的 饼 干, 好 可 惜 我 接 受 不 到 这 味 道.

Kristy, 你 真 的 很 厉 害!

cheapappetite said...

haha, this rocks. I give it a 10 for originality. You make spirulina looks yummy. I like seaweed. I think I would definitely try one! DId you enter it in the contest?

My Little Space said...

3htummies : Thank you!

Jeannie : Thanks a lot!

Cheah : If I make the mild flavour one, I'm sure they'll gone in just a second! You know, kids never like taking heavy green flavouring stuffs!

Donna,Peanuts : Thank you very much!

Alta & Katy : Thank you very much for your nice comments. Really appreciate it!

Chin : Thank you very much for your nice words. Ohh...have you tried this before??? But the mild flavour one should taste more to butter cookies actually! But I prefer the strong one, it tasted like taking nori sheet too.

Tana : Thank you so much for your kind words. That's very nice of you. Yes, I entered the contest successfully. Really excited! Wish me luck! hehe...

Have a great weekend and enjoy!

Cheers, Kristy

tracieMoo said...

I've never seen this it looks so interesting!

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