This is not so popular kue or cookies among Indonesian foodie blogger, I only found 2 people posted about this kue/cookies, bunda twins kitchen and Ayu from NCC Medan. Twins kitchen called this, kuker (kue kering or cookies) manado while Ayu called it kue manado. Is it really a traditional kue in Manado, North Sulawesi?
This is a simple kue/cookies, with ingredients that are already available in the kitchen and with no mixer needed. The taste is so unique, which sweet and savoury comes together in harmony, just like the jadah tempe. First bite, we can taste the sweet of sugar and marie biscuits then another bites comes the savoury of the fried shallots. Different from cookies we usually have but still pretty nice... ^^
200 gr powdered sugar
400 ml oil
600 gr flour
Enough fried shallots/beef floss for filling
Enough Marie biscuits, finely crushed, for coating
- Mix sugar, oil and flour until well incorporated. (I just use a fork. Add some more flour if the dough seems too wet, but don't add too much, pop it in the fridge for a while may also help).
- Take a bit of the dough, flatten it and put a bit of fried shallot/beef floss in the middle. Form it into a ball shape. (Crushed the fried shallot lightly with fingers for easier stuffing. I found it easier to form it by pressing the dough only in one palm instead of using both of our hand).
- Put them on the greased baking sheet.
- Bake 150C until golden brown. Transfer to the wire rack to cool.
- Coat with marie biscuits that are already crushed in the blender.