Chinese New Year Cookies: Margarine Cookies (hehehe)

My second CNY cookie is called Margarine Cookies. Its ‘real name’ is Butter Cookies but because I use margarine instead of butter… so the name like that lo hehehe

For this cookie I followed Elyn’s Butter Cookies recipe. I must say I love her blog.

This is the simplest cookies I’ve ever made (after shortbread). It was so simple that I made 4 batch of it. 1 batch yield about 35 pieces. My mom said 4 batches not enough, so I’ll make more later.

margarine cookies ingredients
75g margarine
25g icing sugar
1/8 tsp vanilla essence
pinch of salt
70g plain flour
20g corn flour

Btw, my sis made pineapple tarts when I was having food poisoning.


Cream butter & sugar until well combined.

Add vanilla essence & pinch of salt. Continue to mix well.

Add flour & corn flour & mix again.

This is how my batter look like after adding all the ingredients.

Margarine Cookies

I use this nozzle. Written in the pack for Kuih Semperit.

Margarine Cookies

The directions ask for the use of piping bag. However I just use my hand & press down the batter (this nozzle is very deep). Easier. But need to try a few times before I get the pattern right.

Before bake. The pattern is pretty yeah? Decorated mine with chocolate chips.

Margarine Cookies

Bake at 160 degree C for 15 minutes until lightly brown.

I like mine in darker golden. The pattern is blurry after baking.

Margarine Cookies

I remember I ate these at my neighbors. They’re softer & smell more aromatic. This is still good. I’ve ‘curi-curi’ eaten a few already. YUMMY! Couldn’t seal the container yet since I’m making more.

You should try this if you’re a beginner.

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  • Reply Jason January 9, 2009 at 9:51 am

    Flowery. Hehe.

  • Reply xin January 9, 2009 at 10:25 am

    love the pattern!

  • Reply jemima January 9, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    When is the opening of Che-Cheh’s Bakery? πŸ˜€

  • Reply Angie Tan January 9, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    Aiyooo… Don’t tempt me with cookies-la…

  • Reply Che-Cheh January 9, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    Jason, ya feel like eating daisy! Haha

    Xin, cantik hor

    Jemima, not so soon. Still learning :laughing:

    Angie Tan, then you don’t tempt me with japanese buffet! :tongue:

  • Reply annant January 10, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    i can’t wait…
    CNY fai tit come!!!

  • Reply Yozoranitesky January 12, 2009 at 11:59 am

    i love how your cookies turned out che-cheh.. i am going to “curi” your winning recipe yah? :drool:

  • Reply Che-Cheh January 12, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    Annant, haha me too!

    Yozoranitesky, sure sure πŸ˜€

  • Reply Neo January 13, 2009 at 12:54 am

    Looks so easy maybe I could make it too!

  • Reply Che-Cheh January 13, 2009 at 7:20 am

    Neo, oh yes you can do it. No frills at all.

  • Reply MisSmall January 14, 2009 at 8:43 am

    *Gasps* Margarine cookies! My favourite!!

  • Reply Che-Cheh January 14, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    MisSmall, wah really? COOL!

  • Reply KY February 14, 2010 at 2:56 am

    I have the same cookie press that you have but the batter doesn’t drop after I squeeze it out. It just sticks to the end of the noozle! How do I get it to drop? Help, please!

  • Reply Che-Cheh February 18, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    KY, you can either use a knife to disengage the batter or like what I did was apply small pressure using the mould at the shaped flower then lift the mould (kinda hard to describe) πŸ˜›

  • Reply KY February 22, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    Yeah, maybe you can post a video! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Che-Cheh February 27, 2010 at 3:02 am

    KY, I will when I make this cookie next time… but dunno when yet la. Hehe

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