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Friday, 15 November 2013

Kumquat Almond Pie Cookies

Aaah.....has the title of this post the word "Kumquat"  makes you recall Mel being the Kumquat lover?  Kumquat is available now at Tesco!!  I bought it at RM3.70 per pack.....isn't it a bargain?

I have been eyeing to bake this recipe for quite first I was thinking of using pineapple as filling....and everyday I've been looking, and looking at this recipe but lazy bug was inside me and wasn't even feeling wanted to lift up my legs to stand long hours in the kitchen.    But at last, it was the kumquat makes me do it!  

Kumquat Almond Pie Cookies
Recipe inspired from Sweet Explorations

226g butter, room temperature
160g sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups (I used 420g) plain flour

½ cup Kumquat Jam *
(puree the sweetened kumquat with 2 tbsp almond meal)

In a bowl of electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar on medium speed till soft and fluffy.  Add in egg and vanilla extract.  Add in all the flour on low speed till dough comes together.

Divide the dough equally into 2 and wrap each dough in between plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 180Celcius.

Roll out dough and using your cookie cutter, cut out round or square shape to your likings (I used a 3" round cutter).  Sandwich in between with 2 tsp Kumquat Almond Jam and light press to seal the edges.

Bake the cookies for 12 minutes or lightly brown at edges.

* To make the Kumquat Jam
20 kumquats

Weigh kumquats and prepare half amount of water (in weight) and half amount of sugar (ratio: 2:1:1, kumquat:water:sugar, eg : 200gm:100gm:100gm)

Slice half kumquats and remove seeds. Put cleaned kumquats, sugar and water into a saucepan and cook (on medium heat) until the kumquat looks glossy and soft. 

My cookies didn't do that good compare to Francois of SweetExplorations, as the top was not smooth looking compare to his!  BUT.....nevertheless it was good in taste the cookies!  I wasn't really happy the result of my cookies and was not prepare to post to share it out but the yummylicious make me do it!



  1. Mel, you are so cute! Kumquat can make you jump up and do things. Your cookies do look like pineapple tarts except for the colour.

  2. Yes, the word kumquat struck me, but in a very pleasant way. Love the look of the pastry! I'd trade in my mince pies for these any day.

  3. Welcome back Miss Kumquat! hehe... I think these lovely cookies are great for CNY too! :)

  4. Hi Mel,
    Your kumpuat pies looks gorgeous! And I like your cute little cake stand!
    Went to Tesco today, saw the label "kumquat" but that box is empty!
    Mel must have "borong" all the kumquat! Hahaha!

  5. i try not to bake pies or tarts too much as they are very high in calories…these cookies look delicious and tempting enough to make me want to make them….got to resist!

  6. So glad you posted this, mel! *eye-mouth-drool* and you even have the perfect mini cake holder to show them off ^^ can't wait for more kumquat posts from you!

  7. This is so pretty.... High class in fact.... Just like high tea in peninsulx hotel....

  8. Oh yes, i remember Mel the kumquat lover :) Not pretty? Can't be, they look so pretty to me, love the rustic look and the last picture is making me drool!!

  9. I remember too, Mel the kumquat lover :)
    These little pie looks so cute and pretty.
    Love to have this with a cuppa of hot tea.

  10. I adore Kumquat too! Your Kumquat Almond Pie Cookies are so beautiful and unique. Can't wait to try them out.

  11. You really a kumquat lover , hehehe.. Beautiful presentation and nice shots, you change your camera recently ?

    1. Hi Sonia
      Thanks! Just change to another lens but still struggling with it.

  12. they are lovely! whenever i see or read kumquats, i actually thought of you, mel!