Char Siu (BBQ Pork) Cookies
I know... the thought of a cookie filled with bbq pork?? But it is absolutely delicious... The sweet pork filling is surrounded by a crisp, flakey cookie dough and baked to perfection. A perfect dim sum treat!
- 2 cups flour
- 1/3 cup butter, extremely cold
- 1/3 cup crisco
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons iced water
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- egg yolk for glazing
- 1 cup char siu, chopped
- 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
- 2 teaspoon sweet Aloha shoyu
- 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
Preheat the oven to 300°
Add flour, butter, shortening, sugar in food processor and pulse until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add iced water and pulse until mixture forms a ball.
Wrap the ball of pastry in a sheet of cling film and refrigerate for about an hour or until firm enough to handle.
Cut the pastry into two equal portions. Roll each portion into a log and divide each log into eight pieces. Roll one portion into a ball and make a bowl shape using your thumb. Fill with a generous spoonful of filling. Pinch the edges to close. Put the ball seal side down and gently flatten with a rolling pin. Don't worry about the cracks. The slightly cracked look is actually what we are going for.
Brush with egg yolk and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Arrange in a single layer on a lined cookie sheet bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown and crisp.
Put all of the ingredients in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Turn heat down and continue stirring meat mixture until it thickens. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.