This is my first time making these. And this is my last CNY bake for this year.
I had brought back some jam tart cookie cutters from Malaysia last year, and was itching to use them! I guess these are like jam thumbprint cookies, without the need to thumbprint them. Hehe. Because CNY falls on the same day as Valentine's Day, I made pineapple tarts and strawberry hearts! :)
Makes about 65
275g plain flour
50g custard powder
80g icing sugar
2 egg yolks
1 tsp vanilla extract
Beat egg yolks, butter, vanilla and icing sugar until light and fluffy.
Sift in flour and custard powder.
Combine thoroughly and form a dough. Add more flour if too sticky still.
Roll out and use cookie cutters.
Place onto a lined baking tray.
Fill with jam. (See below for pineapple jam)
The two cookie cutters gave 6 designs. :D
Bake in a preheated oven at 160C for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
Allow to cool before storing.
420g canned pineapple, drained and shredded
In a saucepan, cook pineapple and sugar on low heat until soft and mushy.
Continue to cook until most of the liquid is no longer there, and the mixture is of jam consistency.
Allow to cool before using.