Kaastengel is quite popular in Indonesia, it’s Dutch cookies. Due to long historical colonial ties, there are many Dutch culinary that become common for Indonesian people including this cookies.
We usually make this for Christmas, New year, Lunar New Year, Lebaran (Moslem New Year), and other special occasions to treat guess along with tea and other snacks. This time I made it for my little one, for her snack time. As much as possible I’ve been trying to serve her with natural and homemade food. It is a peace of mind knowing what ingredients are put into the food as we have more control about it.
This recipe has been modified, make it slightly firmer so that she can grab it easier( I mean less mess, better for me too 🙂 ) yet still soft enough it melts quickly in the mouth.
1. Cream with the mixer 1C organic sweet butter, 1 organic egg, 1 tsp organic vanilla extract, and 2 tbs sugar( this is the only non organic ingredient I used since I didn’t have it ready in the pantry).
2. Add 2.5C organic all purpose flour and 1.5C shredded organic cheddar cheese. Fold/ mix well with hands but do not knead.
3. Shape the dough into whatever cookies shape you like. Mine is the classic kaastengels shape, 1.5″ stick. Glaze with egg wash, top with shredded cheese. bake for 20-30 minutes until golden brown and cooked inside.