This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias
Did you celebrate National Lollipop Day last week? It fell on the Thursday 20th July 2017 and to celebrate this day, I decided to make Pandan Lollipop Cookies. I love baking and I love the Pandan aroma. It always takes me back to my childhood. Also it is a unique flavour to Asia. You can get pandan chiffon cake, pandan flavoured rice, pandan glutinous ball and many more. Recently, I also baked lot of yummy pandan pretzels, do check out the recipe!
Anyway, I wanted to make use of the Pandan flavour to make lots of different kinds of recipes. Instead of using making sweet lollipops, for this National Day, I am baking Pandan lollipop cookies instead!
First, I headed out to my local Hobbycraft to get the lollipop sticks and candy melts at their baking aisle. I didn’t really need candy melts for this project but I just wanted to try them out! They look so pretty. If you have not use them before, do check out the Wilton video which teaches you how to melt it and use it.
This cookie recipe is found on Pink Cake Princess YouTube channel and I have swapped the vanilla essence to Pandan flavour essence instead. As for making the dark green layer, I used Pandan paste to give it more flavour and the deep green colour.
- 550g plain flour
- 300g unsalted butter (room temperature)
- 200g caster sugar
- 100g icing sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons of pandan essence
- 2 teaspoons of pandan paste
- Mix in the caster sugar, icing sugar, eggs and essence until they are mixed well.
- Pour in the flour and butter and mix well.
- Remove the dough and knead the dough until it is not sticky. I had to use plenty of flour to knead the dough.
- Place ¾ of the dough onto the cling film and place it in the fridge for at least an hour.
- Use the leftover dough to mix with the pandan paste until it is mixed well. Place it onto the cling film and place it in the fridge for at least an hour.
- Remove the dough from the fridge and roll it out. I placed the dough in between the chopsticks to give me an even dough. Tips from the Pink Cake Princess where she used skewer.
- Place the pandan paste dough on top of the plain dough and roll it. Seal it back with the cling film and put it back to the fridge.
- Remove the dough from the fridge and slice it evenly.
- Place the lollipop sticks into the sliced dough.
- Bake it for 12-15 min at 160°C. I kept checking the oven and rotated the tray as my oven doesn’t bake evenly and often burns on the side. Do adjust the baking time and temperature according to your oven.
These pandan lollipop cookies smell gorgeous and both layers tastes nice. The deep green layer has more depth in it whilst the plain layer has a hint of Pandan flavour. Give it a try if you are a fan of pandan.
I used the leftover plain dough (with pandan essence) to bake cookies decorated with candy melts! Children love this! This is the second time using candy melts and I am not 100% confident using it. I did mix the candy melts with vegetable oils to make it runnier and to give it a shine. It didn’t really turn out the way I had anticipated but nevertheless, I think next time I should buy the oil flakes to use on candy melts instead of vegetable oil.