Monday, January 27, 2014

Bake Along #57 (CNY Cookies) - Three Cheese Cookies (Kaasstengels - Eggless)

These super addictive cookies are so cheesy and so easy to pop into your mouth
Crisp and crunchy with slight chewiness on the inside - perfect texture
A combination of edam, parmesan and cheddar cheese - who can resist?

These cookies is famously called "Kaasstengels" in Indonesia
It's Dutch for 'cheese sticks'

This time I tried eggless dough, but prior to baking egg wash applied
So I can't say it's purely eggless cookies

Can I say that the shape resembles gold bar? Hence the perfect choice of cookies for Chinese New Year :)

Recipe is from Ricke from Just Ordinary Kitchen

What you need:

300g butter (original recipe used a combination of butter and margarine)
350g plain flour
50g corn flour
2 tbsp milk powder
100g grated aged edam
100g grated parmesan

1 egg yolk - lightly beaten
grated cheddar cheese

  1. Sift together plain flour, corn flour and milk powder. Set aside
  2. Beat butter til soft - about 1-2 minutes
  3. Add in edam and parmesan cheese, mix with wooden spoon
  4. Add in flour mixture, mix with wooden spoon
  5. (to mix in the cheese and flour, please do not stir in circular movement, but use cutting, pressing and scrapping movements)
  6. Shape into a big ball and flatten with rolling pin til about 1cm thick
  7. Cut into little rectangle shapes and arrange on a lined baking sheet
  8. Brush with egg yolk and sprinkle grated cheese on top
  9. Bake in preheated oven of 150degC for about 20 minutes til golden brown (original recipe was 125degC without specific timing mentioned)
This eggless recipe yields a crispy and crunchy cookies on the outside with a slight chewiness on the inside
Those who prefer softer texture, 2 egg yolks are to be added and beaten together with butter

These cookies are for Bake Along , a baking event organised by  Joyce from Kitchen FlavoursLena from Frozen Wings and Zoe from Bake For Happy Kids
Too bad today is the last day of submission, as I still have a couple more cookies to bake :)

Also, these cookies are for Little Thumbs up organised by Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids and Doreen from My Little Favourite DIY, hosted by me, Alice from I Love.I Cook.I Bake


  1. Hi Alice,

    Like your gold bars! Very auspicious to eat for CNY.... and also to strike 4 D :p


  2. halo,,
    may i know where can i buy aged edam cheese,,
    or can i used kraft cheddar,,thanks for sharing,,

  3. Gold bar! I want! Haha!
    Your cookies looks cheezy and delicious!
    And I have a couple of cookies too, not posted! ^~^
    Thanks for linking!

  4. I must ask my dutch friends if they have heard of this type of cookie. They look really delicious, thanks for sharing and happy chinese new year! :)

  5. hi alice, the other day i saw another blogger making this and my first time came across these cheesey biscuits too, very auspicious for chinese new year!



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