4 Easy-to-Make Cookie Recipes

Do you love cookies but don’t have enough time to make them? Try these very easy cookie recipes that you can make in minutes.

Tahini Cookies

Ingredients: 2 cups flour, ¾ cup tahini, ¼ cup toasted sesame seeds, 1 teaspoon baking powder, ½ teaspoon salt, ¾ cup unsalted butter, 3 tablespoons honey, and ¾ cup sugar

Preparation: Preheat oven to 350° while whisking flour with salt and baking powder in a bowl. In a mixer, beat butter with honey and sugar for 3 minutes. Gradually add tahini and the flour mixture until the mixture forms a slightly sticky dough. Form dough into small balls then dip in sesame seeds. Line balls in a baking sheet and bake for 13 to 15 minutes, making sure to rotate the sheets when halfway done.

Oatmeal and Raisin Cookies

Ingredients: 2 cups oats, 1 cup raisins, 1 cup pecans, 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg, ¾ cup unsalted butter, ¾ cup light brown sugar, ¼ cup granulated sugar, 1 egg, 2 tablespoons maple syrup, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, 1 cup flour, 1 teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon baking soda, and ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preparation: Preheat oven to 425°F then spread oats in a rimmed baking sheet, Toast for 6 minutes before adding pecans and toasting again for 6 minutes. In a bowl, whisk flour with nutmeg, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Stir in the toasted oats and pecans. Set aside. In a mixer, beat butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar for 4 minutes then add vanilla, egg, and maple syrup. Gradually add the oat and pecans mix until combined. Let for an hour. When ready, preheat oven to 350°F and scoop cookie batter not parchment-line baking sheets. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes, making sure to rotate the sheets when nearly done.

Sugar Cookies

Ingredients: 1 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 egg, 1 egg yolk, 1 ¼ cups unsalted butter, ½ teaspoon baking powder, and ¾ teaspoon salt

Preparation: In a bowl, whisk flour with baking powder and salt then set aside, In a mixer, beat sugar and butter for 3 minutes before adding egg yolk, vanilla, and egg. When combined, add the dry mixture gradually. Next, knead the dough into small disks, wrap in plastic, and chill for 2 hours. When ready, preheat oven to 325°F and let dough sit at room temperature for 5 minutes. Cut cookies shapes from the dough then place in lined baking sheets. Bake for 12 to 16 minutes, making sure to rotate the sheets when halfway done.

Salty Chocolate Cookies

Ingredients: 8 ounces semisweet (or bittersweet) chocolate, 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1 egg, 2 egg yolks, ½ teaspoon salt, ¼ cup powdered sugar, ¼ teaspoon baking soda, ½ cup sugar, ¾ cup light brown sugar, ½ cup unsalted butter, and flaky sea salt

Preparation: Preheat oven to 375°F while whisking flour with baking soda, baking powder, and salt. In a mixer, beat butter with powdered sugar, brown sugar, and sugar for 3 minutes before whisking in vanilla, egg and egg yolks. Beat for 5 minutes until combined, then fold in chocolate with a spatula. Spoon dough into lined baking sheets, sprinkle with sea salt, and bake for 10 to 12 minutes, making sure to rotate the sheets when halfway done.

5 Mango Recipes You Should Try

Mangoes contain vitamin A, vitamin B-6, vitamin C, and dietary fiber that is why it’s good for a low-cholesterol diet and improving bone health, digestion, and complexion. Here are some tasty mango recipes you should try.

Mango and Pineapple Salsa

  • Ingredients: 2 cups diced mango, 1 cup diced pineapple, 3 tablespoons lime juice, 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro, ½ cup minced red onion, 1 seeded and minced jalapeno pepper, and salt
  • Preparation: A bowl, mix all of the ingredients together then season with salt. The salsa can be served with chips right away or stored in the fridge for up to two days.

Mango Ice Cream and Chili Sea Salt

  • Ingredients: 2 cups of pureed ripe mango, 2 eggs, 1 juiced lime, ¼ cup honey, ½ cup white sugar, 3 cups cream (halved), 2 Thai red chili, and 3 tablespoons sea salt
  • Preparation: Place the mango puree and lime juice in a blender and puree until the consistency is smooth. While blending, whisk eggs and sugar in a saucepan, then add honey and two cups of cream. Cook in medium heat while stirring until the mixture thickens. Remove pan from heat then add the remaining cream. Cool the pan in ice to create a custard. Once it cools, whisk in the puree, then chill overnight in a separate container. Next, pour the custard in an ice cream maker while preparing the chili sea salt separately. Mix chili and sea salt in the food processor. Serve the ice cream with the chili sea salt.

Mango Shrikhand

  • Ingredients: 4 mango slices or 3 peeled/whole ataulfo/champagne mangoes, 1.5 cups plain Greek yogurt, 8 to 10 strands of saffron, 4 teaspoons confectioner sugar, ½ cup heavy cream, fresh lemon juice, 5 to 6 halves pistachio, and powdered seeds from 3 cardamom pods
  • Preparation: Blend the mangoes, sugar, saffron, cardamom powder, and whipped cream in a food processor. While processing, add the yogurt, then the lemon juice. Process for an additional 30 seconds until all the ingredients are mixed, then transfer the mixture in a bowl and garnish with saffron strands and pistachios. Chill before serving.

Mango Lassi

  • Ingredients: 1 cup chopped ripe mango, 1 cup plain yogurt, ½ cup milk, 4 teaspoons sugar or honey, and a dash of ground cardamom
  • Preparation: Mix mango, milk, yogurt, sugar, and cardamom in a blender until the desired consistency is achieved. Add ice or serve drink with ice cubes. Sprinkle with ground cardamom before serving.

Maanga Pulissery

  • Ingredients: 2 chopped mangoes, 2 green chilis, 2 cups grated coconut, 1 teaspoon turmeric powder, 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, 2 slit red chilis, 2 cups curd, 1 teaspoon mustard seeds, 8 to 10 curry leaves, salt, 1 teaspoon oil, and water
  • Preparation: Mix coconut, turmeric, green chilis, cumin seeds, with water in a blender to create a paste. Then, add the paste to a heated pan and simmer for 2 to 4 minutes. Next, add curd, water, and salt. Add the mangoes and simmer for 5 to 7 minutes. In a separate pan, heat the red chilis, curry leaves, and mustard seeds, then pout this over the mango curry.

5 Red Wine Recipes to Enjoy

Did you know that the red wine you love so much can be included in tasty meals for the family? Here are 5 recipes with wine that you should try.

Red Wine-Poached Chorizo

Ingredients: Two pieces of 4-ounce dry Spanish chorizo, 10 peeled garlic cloves, 4 bay leaves, ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper, and 6 cups dry red wine

Preparation: In a skillet, combine all the ingredients and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for not more than 15 minutes until the chorizo become plump. Slice the chorizo diagonally and simmer again for another 5 minutes before transferring to a bowl and pouring the liquid on top.

Chicken with Red Wine Sauce

Ingredients: 3 pounds of boneless chicken breast halves, 1 cup red wine, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 minced garlic, 1 tablespoon paprika, 1 cup brown sugar, and salt and pepper

Preparation: In a skillet, sauté garlic until tender then place the chicken. Cook for 10 minutes on each side then remove the heat and drain the oil. Sprinkle paprika, sugar, and pour red wine around the chicken. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes while basting with wine sauce.

Salmon in Red Wine Sauce

Ingredients: 4 salmon steaks, ½ cup red wine, 3 tablespoons butter, 1 tablespoon oil, salt and ground black pepper, and 2 scallions with tops and bulbs separated

Preparation: Preheat oven to 450° then place the oiled pan for about 5 minutes. Season the salmon with salt and pepper before placing them in the pan. Cook for 8 minutes then drain the excess oil. Use the oil to saute scallion bulbs and wine for not more than 2 minutes. Next, whisk in the butter and season with salt and pepper. On a plate, place the fish and sprinkle scallion greens then spoon the sauce around the salmon.

Red Wine Mascarpone Risotto

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons mascarpone cheese, 1 cup alborio rice, 3 ½ cups chicken stock, ¾ cup dry red wine, 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, 2 finely chopped shallots, 2 minced garlic cloves, and 1 juiced lemon

Preparation: In a saute pan, melt the butter and saute the shallots and garlic for three minutes. Add the alborio rice and cook for about one minute before pouring the wine. Let the wine evaporate before adding chicken stock. Stir constantly until the rice absorbs the stock. Remove from heat and add the cheese, chives, lemon, and lemon juice. Season with salt then serve.

Red Wine Portobello Burger

Ingredients: 4 portobello mushrooms, 4 toasted hamburger buns, 2 teaspoons grill seasoning, 2 tablespoons canola oil, 1 chopped garlic, 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce, 2 tablespoons red wine, ½ cup grated cheddar, ¼ cup mayonnaise, 4 romaine lettuce leaves, and 1 sliced tomato

Preparation: Combine the grill seasoning, garlic, oil, vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce in a bowl. Coat the mushrooms in the mixture. Heat a grill pan and place the mushrooms with the gills downwards for about 5 minutes on each side. Before flipping, coat each side with cheese. Combine 2 tablespoons of the mixture with mayonnaise and spread these on the hamburger bun. Serve the buns with the mushroom, tomato, and lettuce.

How to Make Your Own Mayonnaise at Home

While store-bought mayonnaise is perfectly fine on its own, nothing beats the real deal in its simplicity. You may have read the label in one only to find that it lists as many as ten different ingredients, including things such as glucose-fructose syrup, or even coloring.

In reality, there should only be three ingredients to make everyone’s favorite emulsion: eggs, oil, and vinegar.
However, there’s good news. Homemade mayonnaise is surprisingly easy to make and prepare, and has a lot of delicious applications, from salad dressings for staying healthy, to a savory dip for deep-fried foods for a perfect afternoon snack.

Since homemade mayonnaise doesn’t require any cooking, the process shouldn’t take too long. With the right ingredients – egg yolk/s, vinegar, and oil – you can make your very own condiment that you can mix with other condiments and spices to suit your taste.

Step 1. Combine the egg yolk/s and vinegar in a container and mix them until light and creamy. Alternatively, you can use a hand whisk, an electric hand mixer, or even mix the two in a blender until you achieve the said consistency.

Step 2. Continue mixing the egg yolks and vinegar. This time, slowly introduce the oil as you mix. The resulting mixture should be thick and pale.

Note: Keep in mind that adding the oil into the mix is much trickier than what a lot of cooking tutorials make it out to look like. This is why you should only add a few drops in the first few minutes of mixing. If the mixture doesn’t turn out as it should, start the previous steps again in a clean bowl.

Step 3. If you have a knack for introducing different flavors into your condiments, now is the time to add the other spices into your mayonnaise.

Roasted garlic is a must for mouth-watering aioli, tomato sauce will yield a delicious seafood sauce, and a delicious Caesar salad dressing will obviously call for Worcestershire sauce and anchovies.

Note: If you’re unfamiliar with making Caesar salad dressing and are suspicious about adding anchovies into the mix, don’t worry. They’re not there to make your dressing taste like fish – they’re there to bring out the nice umami flavor that will make your Caesar salad to die for.

Step 4. Continue to mix while adding the spices. Once the mixture now appears white and creamy, season with a pinch of salt or pepper to taste and leave in the fridge to chill for an hour or two before serving.

Other Tips
For best results, be sure to use warm wine vinegar or cold lemon juice. While you may think that any temperature of the liquid will help you achieve the results you want, the truth is that temperature can affect the flavor depending on your taste.

Hong Kong Roast in Singapore

Located at Pacific Plaza, 9 Scotts Road #01-04/05/06/07 228210 Singapore. Now we’re guessing everyone knows the legend of the Michelin Star winning eatery but then again, it is a story worth repeating. Such an esteemed place where it’s history has greatly impacted the course of food around the world by paying homage and honoring Mr. Kam Shui Fai who contributed the amazing roasted goose to the world in 1942.

Now talk about history, not only does this place play a huge role in food today, it also had an influence in one of the greatest dishes invented. Anyway, let’s talk more about the place. Obviously if you’ve went to this place, you’ll know that the name of this place is called Kam’s Roast Goose which is once again named after Mr. Kam Shui Fai. Maybe the reason why this place is extremely popular or maybe why you know about this place is because of the fact that it won a Michelin Star just months after it opened.

Now, this couldn’t have been possible without the chef. Chef Wong Kwan Sang is responsible for the success of the restaurant as he has seen to it that the quality and presentation of each dish is done with the utmost standards making sure that every dish that leaves the kitchen is superb. Chef Wong Kwan Sang worked four decades at Yung Kee before leaving the restaurant to become head of the kitchen at Kam’s Roast. Those four decades of training really pulled off. In October of 2017, he finally moved to Singapore permanently to head the kitchen as he was only training the team before that decision.

Now the thing with Michelin Star restaurants is that you expect a great deal of outrageously amazing flavors that should come out of their food. Well, let’s take a look at their roasted duck. Although the meat is superb, it isn’t much elevated from the roasted duck you could get at your local hawker center. The thing that makes their duck stand out is their marinated soy beans and their special sauce. Although as expected they wouldn’t give any details about their recipe, all we know is that it takes five hours to cook the soy beans alone which is why not many restaurants do this.

Food plays a great part in our lives and to be able to a experience such amazing food is something we shouldn’t pass on. The opportunity to taste such rich and amazing food is something we must try at least once in our lives. The story behind Kam’s Roast Goose is an amazing story but what is even more amazing is their food. As all restaurants would say, let the food speak for itself.