Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Pineapple cookies {Nastar}

Where I come from, Indonesia. pineapple cookies aka nastar are our family favorite cookies for Christmas. As my parents mostly had an open house for christmas, we used to make lots of these cookies. Now I live far away from them, and I try as much as I could to keep the tradition going. I got this recipe from my friend Eliza. You can check her blog HERE. 
These cookies are easy to make but are really time consuming. 

700 gr all purpose flower
4 tablespoons dry milk powder
250 gr margarine
250 gr butter
100 gr confectioners sugar
3 egg yolks + 1 whole egg
egg yolk
Mix together flour and milk powder.
Mix margarine, butter and confectioners sugar. Add eggs. Gradually beat the flour mixture until well combine. 
I like to refrigerate at least 2 hours before used. 
Roll dough into 1 inch ball, flatten, fill it pineapple jam and enclose it back into a ball. Place in greased baking sheets. Brush the cookies with glaze. 
Baking at 350F for 30 minutes.
Pineapple jam:
2 pineapples, grated finely
300 gr granulated sugar
cinnamon powder
Cook the pineapples with sugar and cinnamon until has no more liquid and is quite sticky. Refrigerate it for couples hours before used.