Friday 20 December 2013

Hearty Cookies

Celebrating Christmas is an expression of Love…  love of Christ Jesus and love of people around us.

If you’re residing in Singapore, I would like to invite you to witness the makings of a miracle through song and drama based on true story miracle happening 
in Hope Church of Singapore.

Miracle will take place on,
21 Dec Sat | 2pm & 5pm
22 Dec Sun | 10am
Kids Programme “School of Miracles”
22 Dec Sun | 10am
Mandarin Programme 中文堂圣诞特别崇拜
24 Dec Tue | 745pm

And at,
Hope Church Singapore
The Axis, Textile Centre, 200 Jalan Sultan, #04-24, Singapore 199018



When Christmas is drawing near, I could experience emotions of thankfulness, gratefulness and happiness as it's always associated with love and joy.  I'm just wondering do you have the same feeling as me?

Christmas is one of the wonderful times for family and friends gatherings.  When the transformation of Christmas seasons is drawing near, I’m so glad that my 2 grown-up boys are reminded about family getaway.  

My family will usually spend few days away from Singapore; away from our usual routine. If there’s no plan to travel far, we’ll usually drive up to our favourite destination - Kuala Lumpur or Malacca.  The purpose is not to shop for Christmas or New Year.  The boys know it well that this is the time of the year that we come together to count our blessings and take stock of our lives and also to recap the happenings – good and bad, in 2013.

Look at these beautiful cookies!

This year’s Christmas is very special to me because baking and cooking have become my hobby and it has also been put to good cause.  For the last 2 weeks, I've been baking cookies along with other fellow sisters for the old folks in our church dialect group.

Baking together is another form of gathering too.  Gather to discuss the recipe and bake together.  It’s not only contributing to good cause but also enhances, develop and nurture friendships too.
I’d like to recommend this recipe to you.  The recipe for this charity cookie is deprived by Lay Choo and we modified further to suit the old folks.

 Hope you'll like this simple but yet yummy cookies!
This Christmas, let us reap friendships through 
these hearty cookies. 


250g       Salted butter
100g       Caster sugar
360g       Plain flour
Hundreds of ready-made red hearts make from icing sugar OR M&M chocolates.


(1)Preheat oven at 150°C (with fan).

(2)Beat butter and caster sugar using handheld mixer and beat until it’s fluffy and creamy.

(3)Pour in the flour by batches and continue to beat until they are well blended.

(4)Line the baking tray with baking paper.  Scope and roll the dough in a ball of 11g each.  Top up the dough with red icing heart or M&M chocolate.

 (5)Bake the cookies for 20-22 minutes.  Please note.  Do not over bake or else the cookies will turn hard.


I’m contributing this recipe to
I’m so excited about this event organised and hosted by Yen of Eat Your Heart Out.


  1. Hi Amy,
    Your cookies looks wonderful! I'm sure the recipients will receive it with much delight!
    Enjoy your getaway with your family!

  2. It is wonderful that you are making this for a good cause. Looks beautiful.

    I love Christmas, it's my fav time of the year and everyday, I love seeing my children smile as they open their advent calendar gifts and spend time together with us baking and making Christmas food/craft. :)

  3. Hi Amy,

    Using just 4 ingredients, you have made your cookies so well... Impressive!

    Happy holidays to you! We are not going anywhere far this Christmas. Rest and relax too like you :D

    Enjoy your trips!