Kleeb Lam-duan Thai Shortbread Cookies


  • 2 cups all-purpose wheat flour
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ¾  cup sugar
  • 9 tbsp vegetable oil
  • food coloring (optional)
Special Utensils:
8"x8" baking pan, fragrant candle

  1. Mix the flour and sugar in a mixing bowl. 
  2. Add the egg yolk and gradually knead with the oil until a dough forms.
  3. Roll the dough into small balls about 1.5 cm in diameter. 
  4. Cut each ball into 4 wedges, and place each end of the three wedges together to form a flower. 
  5. Cut the remaining wedge in half, roll it into a ball, and place it at the junction of the three wedges as the center of the flower. 
  6. Score the center with a knife, and brush lightly with pink color or egg yolk to make a pistil. 
  7. Arrange the flowers on a baking pan.
  8. Bake in an oven at 300°F for 12 minutes or until the cookies are light gold. 
  9. Remove from the oven, transfer the cookies to cool down on a rack. 
  10. Smoke the cookies with a fragrant candle and store in an airtight container.
Note: To smoke the cookies : place the cookies in a container, pot etc. Put a "Fragrant Candle" in a small bowl and lit for a few seconds, then snuff out and place in the container with its contents left overnight.