Tapioca-Cheese Cookies (Kue Kering Sagu)

My all-time favorite Indonesian cookies made from tapioca. I have just learned this recipe recently and very addicted to it. It’s also a good idea to bring as a “visiting gift” when going to friends’ house. In the beginning, it took me more than 3 hours to do this, and the more I make the less time it takes. Well, still need at least 2 hours. 🙂 But it’s a very satisfying result.


350 gr              Tapioca flour

2                     Pandan leaf

100 gr              Margarine (room temperature)

100 gr              Butter (room temperature)

100 gr              Cheedar/Edame cheese (shredded)

130 gr              Powdered sugar

2                    eggs

50 ml               milk


  • Saute the Tapioca flour and Pandan leaves on a pan without oil on medium-high heat for about 25-30 minutes until the texture changes and becomes lighter. Filter the flour in a bowl.
  • Pre-heat oven to 160 degrees Celcius.
  • In a bowl, use a hand mixer to combine margarine, butter, and powdered sugar. Slowly add cheese, eggs, and milk until it’s mixed.
  • Use a spatula, slowly add in the tapioca flour. Mix it well.

  1. Put the batter into a plastic bag to shape the cookies.
  • In the oven for about 30 minutes.

Author: Dewi

Hello there! If you are stopping by this page, you are probably searching for easy Asian home-cook meal inspirations that are uncomplicated, quick, budget-friendly, and still tasty and delishhh….. That’s what I am going to share in this blog. I am not a chef, I cook because I love it and I enjoy it. To give you a little background of who I am…. My name is Dewi, a self-made home-cook who enjoys filling her kitchen in with tasty and delicious of Asian food. I was born and grew up in Jakarta, Indonesia where I have never learned how to cook (except frying an egg or two, add soy sauce, and eat it with rice) and never thought I would have to cook ever in my life. Because my mom, who was (still is) the “family chef” had never encouraged the children to be involved in the kitchen. So, my passion for food and cooking came later on when I went abroad. In 2006, I moved to Beijing, China where I lived for a good 9 years. I occasionally cooked as I preferred to eat out or to order in, for a simple reason, it’s convenient and affordable (back then). My cooking journey became more apparent in 2015 when I decided to move to Germany. Eating out, especially for Asian food is expensive and not authentic. The selection of Asian restaurants is limited and because of the high price, it would mean that I would have to burn a hole in my pocket if I want to do it often. So now that I have a small family (my husband, my son, and I), I cook not only for myself but also for them. I like to try new things like occasional baking or non-Asian food. For that being said, I want to share my cooking journey with you and hope that you can find new food inspirations that you can do yourself at home, either for yourself or your family, it doesn’t have to be complicated. Happy cooking! =) Xoxo Dewi

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