Saturday 30 January 2021

Kaya Butter Cookies

I baked a small portion of butter cookies without cracking an egg. With the addition of kaya, a coconut and egg jam, I skipped the egg and coconut ingredients, yet still can taste a hint of these two ingredients. Yes, a short cut I would consider πŸ˜‰
The cookie has a light and melt-in-your mouth texture, and not-too-sweet in taste πŸ˜‹

Being my first try of piped cookies, you can see irregularities and inconsistency among all the cookies. Hope I can do better next round πŸ˜€

Update: 23 February 2021
I used Wilton nozzle 1F to bake another batch of kaya cookies with a floral design 🌸😍

Yield: about 25 to 30 cookies
Dough weight: 173g

50g unsalted butter, softened
20g icing sugar
1g low-sodium salt/salt

25g less-sugar kaya

65g top flour/cake flour
15g potato starch

1. Mix top flour and potato starch in a small mixing bowl.

Stir the flours with a whisk to loosen them. Set aside.

2. Cream softened butter with icing sugar and salt till light and fluffy.

3. Blend in the kaya to the batter.

4. Mix in the loosened flour mixture from Step 1.

Use a silicone spatula to gather the dough into a ball.

5. Transfer the cookie dough to a piping bag (600ml size) fitted with a Wilton 1E nozzle, or any preferred cookie nozzle.
You can also freeze the cookie dough and cut it into slices. Details at the end of this recipe😊

Pipe the cookie dough onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Allow good spacing between the cookie dough.

Video of my unprofessional piping πŸ˜‰

6. Bake at middle rack of a preheated oven at 180℃ for about 10 to 12 minutes, or till the cookie base and edge became golden. Turn off the oven, and let the cookies stay in the oven for about 2 to 3 minutes to dry up the cookies.

7. Let the cookies cool down before enjoying πŸ˜‹
Keep the unconsumed cookies in an air-tight container lined with a piece of paper kitchen towel or tissue paper πŸͺ

Cut cookies

You may also wrap the cookie dough in cling wrap and shape into a block. Freeze the cookie dough for about 1hour or till hardened. Cut the cookie dough into thin slices and transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 180℃ for 10 to 12 minutes, or till golden. Let the cookie rest in the warm oven for about 3 minutes. Cool to enjoy πŸ˜‹


  1. helllooo!!
    may i know if there is the aroma and taste of kaya??

    1. Hi Clara, to be honest, you can’t taste the kaya as it has been incorporated with the butter. The cookies tasted wonderful because of the added kaya, a hint of coconut with butter aroma πŸ˜‹


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