Friday, January 21, 2011

Licorice Sour Plum Cookies


Is there anyone doesn't like tidbits? Well, I especially like snacking on those imported sweet & sour preserved plums. There is one I love the most, that is sweet preserved plum coating with licorice powder. No kidding! I'm going to transform those little tidbits into cookies.

And here's what I did.
Ingredients :
230gm butter
2/3 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1/4 tspn vanilla extract/essence
2-1/2 cups flour
2 tspn baking powder
1/2 tspn salt
2 tbsp sour plum powder
*1/2 cup licorice powder for coating

This is freshly grind licorice powder and those are licorice root slices.

Method :
(1) cream butter and sugar untill fluffy.
(2) stir in Vanilla & eggs one at a time untill well combined.
(3) fold in all the dry ingredients and mix to form a soft dough.
(4) shape about 1 inch ball dough then roll in licorice powder, slightly flatten by a spoon.
(5) finally, bake at 185-190'C for about 10 mins or untill set.
(6) cool cookies beofre transfer to wire rack.


Gosh, the licorice tasted fantastic when it bakes directly under the oven (without any liquid contact). I was surprise! It makes such a big difference. Remember the last recipe, I used to sprinkle the licorice powder over the egg glaze. I can hardly tasted it. Did you notice the yellowish coating over the cookies? Those are baked licorice powder. Imagine the mild sour plum cookies covered with baked licorice. Oooooo....Don't you love them! :o) Hope you will like it too.
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For more Licorice infor or products, do check out Marina Market, US based.

31 comments:

Lyndsey said...

Yay, I hope I'm the first one to comment this time! So that's how I can get licorice powder...grind the roots! I have been wanting to do that to vanilla beans to get vanilla powder too.

These cookies sound very interesting I am sure I would like them. I love the sour preserved plums. In the office I worked at when I lived in Hawaii they would sell Chinese seeds and had many kinds of preserved plums and other seeds to try. They were all surprised that I liked them. Oh how I miss them they had so many different kinds. Do you have any cookies left?

Have a great weekend Kristy, I know I am glad it's Friday(here anyway)

Jeannie said...

Kristy, sour plum as in asam boi? I like!

Emily Malloy said...

This looks so good!

divya said...

looks yummy and tempting...

FOODESSA said...

Kristy...I have to admit that both powders you've mentioned in your cookie is absolutely knew to me. Now, you've got my curious juices going ;o)
Anyhow, since I do love the flavour of anis, I could only imagine how much I'd love sinking my teeth into theses cookies with the stronger aroma of licorice ;o)

Flavourful wishes,
Claudia

j3ss kitch3n said...

woah now this is really a creative cookie Kristy!

Cheah said...

You're creative, Kristy! Would like to try one right now!

My Little Space said...

Lyndz : You don't have to grind them yourself. I think there's powder form available in the market or online shopping. Or you can check out Marina Market for more infor. Katja, the owner is a very nice lady. Guess, you know what to do with your sour plum powder now! :o) Have fun! I'll wirte soon.

Jeannie : Yes, you're right! Asam Boi! Next round, I'm going to add in sour plum chunks. More flavourful. Yummm....

Emily : Thank you!

Divya : Thanks alot, dear!

Claudia : haha.. NO need to juice your brain about the ingredients. You can just check out wiki for further info.

Jess : Thank you veyr much. Hope you will like it too.

Cheah : Haha... I still think it's a bit too mild. I'll try with sour plum chunks next round. Am I crazy or what! haha... Well, never try never know, right?

Thanks everyone for spending your weekend with me. It's such a great pleasure for having you around.

Hope you're all having a terrific day. Enjoy & have fun!

Blessings, Kristy

Little Inbox said...

Oh well, this is a great combination.

Lyndsey said...

Kristy, I did find that out when I searched online the Mountain Rose Herbs site where I get many of my organic herbs and oils(that's where I get the vanilla beans from) I saw that they had the licorice root in both forms slices and powder. I often get spices it in a form where I can grind it as needed, like cinnamon and ginger in chips. I was thinking the same thing as you...yay I have the other ingredients. Thanks!

Jackie at Phamfatale.com said...

Very creative! Did you grind the licorice using a coffee mill or a blender is enough?

Chow and Chatter said...

one for me please Kristy

MaryMoh said...

I'm trying to imagine the taste of your cookies...sour plum and liquorice. Kristy, I think you can turn anything into a dessert! :D You are just so creative in baking...salute you! Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Angie's Recipes said...

I LOVE sweet & sour preserved plums/prunes/olives!! Love those licorice cookies...actually I am now chewing some licorice olives. :-))

elra said...

Licorice flavored cookies, my husband will surely enjoy this.

denise @ bread expectations said...

Kkristy - this is brilliant! I think it's not easy for anyone not familiar with these ingredients to imagine how yummy these cookies must taste, but since I am a buah kana/sng buay addict, I LOOOOOOOOOOOVE this recipe. Wish I'd thought of this first!

My Little Space said...

Little Inbox : Thank you very much! I think this is a pretty weird idea. haha....

Lyndz : Good luck, dear!

Jackie : You can use the coffee mill but you don't have to do that cause there's powder form licorice available in the market. For example : Mountain Rose Herbs site.

Rebecca : Of coz, you can! What about a jar? :o)

MaryMoh : Haha... Am I crazy or what??

Angie : Ooo.. Licorice olive! That sounds pretty interesting as well. I want to try some too!

Elra : Hope so! But powder form licorice tastes completely different from candy form.

Denise : Weird & crazy idea huh! But I think if added in the sng moi chunk should taste better.

Thanks ladies for spending your lovely weekend here with me.
Hope you're all having a wonderful week ahead.

Cheers, Kristy

penny aka jeroxie said...

ohh! licorice and sour plum powder?

Jess @ Bakericious said...

Kristy, I love preserved sour plum a lot, I used to have to eat everyday hahaha... You are so creative, these cookies sound so nice.

Indie.Tea said...

Those little preserved plums make me think of childhood. They aren't popular in the states, but my immigrant cousins loved them.
And what an original ingredient to use in cookies. The cookies look great - nice and soft...

tigerfish said...

You turned your favorite tidbits into cookies :D lovely

Heavenly Housewife said...

I've never tasted a baked good with liquorice. I need to try these cookies.
*kisses* HH

Mary said...

I never would have dreamed of this combination. They sound wonderful and they look delicious. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Zoe said...

what a creative combination! I wonder how does the combination of in these cookies taste?

lena said...

hi kristy, this is avery unique combination and never crossed my mind that cookies that made out of the sour plum powder. you're fantsatic!

Velva said...

What a flavor pairing of preserved plum and licorice. I love it, when unlikely flavors combine beautifully. Wow!
Your cookies rock.

Velva

Juliana said...

Sour plum cookies? They sure sound and look yummie :-)

Yummy Koh said...

very unique cookies. what is licorice powder?

Medeja said...

I love those cookies, though I have no idea how sour plum powder looks like and what is that :)))

Hayley said...

Wow, this is something new to me, hehehe :D
I guess its healthier also right?
Hope you're having a great Tuesday~

My Little Space said...

Penny : Weird!!! haha...

Jess : Thank you! Btw, can I make an exchange for your oreo cheesecake? :o)

Indie : I hope it's working with you guys too! :o)

tigerfish : haha... yes! What do you think?

HH : It tastes completely different from the candy form! It has mild root fragrant and tasted a little bitter sweet.

Mary : Thank you and you too!

Zoe : The cookies actually tasted a little too mild but the coating is excellence. I think I should use a little more sour plum chunks instead of powder next time. I need to taste that extra "Ooomp!" in it.

Lena : So sweet of you! Thank you for your lovely words. Really appreciate it. Hope you will like it too.

Velva : Thanks alot! Glad you like it too. Just a crazy idea. haha....

Juliana : Yes, exactly....sour plum! haha...

Yummy Koh : Licorice is 'kum chou'! The chinese medical hall will normally pairing 'kum chou' slices with 'gok fa' to make 'gok fa cha'!

Medeja : Sour plum is preserved sour tasted plum which mostly imported from China. You can find this kind of tidbits at any Asian food store.

Hayley : You dare to try or not? ha... And you too!

Thank you all for visiting and spending your valueable time here with me. Glad to hear from you all and hope you're all having a great day.

Blessings, Kristy

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