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Indonesian Pineapple Cookies (Kue Nastar)

Kue Nastar (Photo by balenski/flickr)

Kue Nastar (Photo by balenski/flickr)

1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup softened unsalted butter
¼ cup confectioners’ sugar
3 egg yolks
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup pineapple jam or preserves
1 egg, beaten, for egg wash

1. Sift flour and salt into a bowl and set aside.
2. Using a stand mixer, cream butter and confectioners’ sugar on medium speed for several minutes until light and fluffy. Add the egg yolks, one at a time. Add the egg yolks, one at a time. Add the vanilla and mix until combined.
3. Add the flour mixture and mix until fully incorporated.
4. Cover dough and refriegerate for about 30 minutes until firm.
5. Preheat oven to 325°F. Line several cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
6. Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and place on cookie sheets, Make a depression in the center of each dough ball and fill with about ½ teaspoon of the pineapple filling. Pinch the edges of the dough back around the filling, and turn seam side down. Place on sheets about 2 inches apart.
7. Brush the tops of each cookie with egg wash. Bake 15-18 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through, until shiny and golden. Cool on wire racks.

Makes about 2 dozen cookies.

Try also: Chinese Almond Cookies

Recipes excerpted with permission from The Field Guide to Cookies: How to Identify and Bake Virtually Every Cookie Imaginable by Anita Chu.

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@ kue nastar lover; I make nastar cookies and kaastengel cheese sticks. Both are originally Dutch recipes. If you like, I can email you how much they are. My friends said they loved my cookies. Give me your email and I will give more info about how to order. Thanks :)

hi all, does anyone know where i can buy kue nastar in USA? my coworker shared some very good kue nastars she brought back from Indonesia and I loved it. She said she does not know where to buy those in the states and i've searched online with no luck. plz share info. greatly appreciated!

if your near philly, theres a indonesian shop named Pendawa cafe, if you can find it on google, you can get the address cuz i dont know it by heart. theres also a restaurant in philly named Sky Cafe, that sells kue nastar. your welcome :)

If you live in SF or NY, you can find a similar product in Chinatown that mostly known as pineapple cake. You can also google it up and order it online.

Hi, if u want nastar my mom can make it
She have a lot of order for nastar Indonesian called kue nastar
U can reach me at seven zero three- five seven seven- three four eight nine
We lived in virginia
Near by Washington dc and maryland
See ya