Hong Kong – Jenny Bakery – Best Butter Cookies

by Mijune on May 30, 2010 · 32 comments

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Restaurant: Jenny Bakery
Cuisine: Dessert/Bakery
Last visited: April 10, 2010
Location: 5 locations - Central, Hong Kong
Address: Metro: Central Station
Shop 126, #33 Queens Road Central, Melbourne Plaza 1st Floor, Central, Hong Kong
Tel: 2524-1988
Price Range: $10-20

1: Poor 2: OK 3: Good 4: Very good 5: Excellent 6: Tres Excellent!!

Food: 6 (for butter cookies)
Service: n/a
Ambiance: n/a
Overall: 5
Additional comments:

  • Since 2005
  • Famous for butter cookies
  • Very popular to locals
  • Fresh, home made
  • Specializes in butter cookies
  • Offers home made cakes & cookies
  • Available daily while quantities last
  • Moderately prices
  • Only available in tins
  • Great as gifts
  • Open 10am-7pm

**Recommendations: Butter cookies (only available in the set 4 or 8 mix tin box)

Jenny Bakery is a popular bakery in Hong Kong that specializes in butter cookies. The retail store in Central is where you can buy their butter cookies to go. It is very small and they only have a limited quantity since the bakery is offsite. When they’re out, they’re out!

They’re not exactly the cheapest cookies, and they shouldn’t be because shortbread made with good butter should be pricey. On the other hand I don’t think they’re using amazing butter, but the value is in how good they are and the texture. They are worth it and great as gifts! All of them come in the famous Jenny Bakery teddy bear tin and you can’t just buy one kind of cookie. Each tin comes in a standard mix of 4 cookies… which kind of sucks because 2/4 are better than the rest.

They are seriously dangerous cookies. They’re as addicting as Pringles, but they’re delicious mini BUTTER COOKIES… I don’t even love Pringles, but I LOVE these!

Jenny Bakery offers 4 home made rectangular cookies as well, but apparently they are not as good and they are definitely not as popular.

They offer a very small selection of home made cakes, but I don’t imagine them being too popular either or their main focus. This was in the morning too.

On the table:

**Jenny Bakery 4 Mix Cookies5/6

  • 4 mix cookies small size $60HKD – about $8CAD
  • There are 2 layers of these cookies so they pretty pricey.
  • The reason I gave it 5/6 instead of 6/6 is because 2 of the 4 cookies are not as good and there are added ingredients I wish it didn’t have.
  • For one, an excellent shortbread cookie should be made with just butter and not “milk products”.
  • I know they use “milk products” along with butter in these cookies, and I’m guessing it was milk powder in addition to the flour.
  • These ones had a buttery flavour, but it wasn’t an intense butter flavour. I loved it more for the texture.
  • The rice flour, icing sugar and cornstarch are the “secret ingredients” that give these cookies a melt in your mouth texture.
  • They also used wheat flour, but it was the combination of flours that made this so unique and amazing.
  • They contain egg and baking soda which is non-traditional to a classic shortbread, but for a “butter cookie” I think it is fair.
  • It also wasn’t that sweet at all and there was no refined caster sugar, just icing sugar.
  • In the end, good is good, and these are simply amazing regardless of what was in them to be honest.

  • The bottom 2 cookies are significantly better than the 2 above.
  • Top left: Raisin cookie - 2/6 
    • The raisins are really small and dry and almost the size of mini chocolate chips.
    • It’s not a gross cookie, but it’s not a really good cookie either.
    • It’s crispy and just okay.
  • Top right: Shortbread cookie - 3/6 
    • It’s a good shortbread cookie, but also not the best I’ve had.
    • Still good and buttery and not too sweet.
  • Bottom left: **Butter cookie - 6/6 
    • Oh god… this is my favourite. I could eat 10.
    • This is the best butter cookie I have ever had to date.
    • Butter cookies are a Danish treat, but I don’t care how authentic this recipes is… it was amazing.
  • They’re so small too you can easily pop them in your mouth. They’re super soft and delicate!
  • You can see how soft the cookie dough was by the piping. It was more like cake batter if you look at the cookie folds.
  • The crumb is so fine and soft that you barely have to bite it and the whole thing just crumbles and melts in your mouth.

  • Bottom right: **Coffee flavoured butter cookie - 5.5/6
    • This is as amazing as the butter cookie… almost.
    • There’s actually a pretty strong coffee flavour and if the crumbs get on another cookie that cookie will taste like coffee as well.
    • It’s just coffee extract and flavouring though and not actual espresso.
    • A lot of people like this one even better than the original, but I tend to be a purest.


Pineapple Roll (Cookie) - 4.5/6

  • $75HKD – about $10CAD
  • These also come in a tin but in a long rectangular one.
  • The all natural pineapple cookies are very good, but I’ve also had better. If it’s your first time trying them then it does the job.
  • The outside is a tender shortbread cookie type pastry and the inside is filled with dried pineapple puree.
  • It was sweet and sticky and almost like a pureed pineapple fruit roll up inside.
  • It was nice and chewy and very naturally sweetened besides of the shortbread pastry roll around it.

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{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

1 KimHo May 30, 2010 at 10:07 am

Thanks for giving me some of these to try! But, as mentioned, I preferred the coffee over the regular butter one, as it had another layer of flavour in it. But, hey, that is preference for you! ;)

2 Mijune May 30, 2010 at 11:03 am

Yeah I had half the people like coffee and half like the regular…however the more coffee flavoured butter cookies I had the more I began to like it as well….we can all agree that those 2 butter cookies are the best though!

3 Nicole May 30, 2010 at 2:01 pm

OMGGGG hahahhaa I’m going to have dreams about that coffee butter cookie tonight it was so good!! I can still remember exactly how it tastes lol

4 Mijon May 31, 2010 at 1:57 am

Once upon a time, they sold the 2 Mix tin on special days .. coffee & butter cookies only!

5 Mijune June 1, 2010 at 12:09 am

what!?!? NO WAY!!! We should start a petition to continue selling 2 mix butter cookies!

6 Karen Cotto November 15, 2010 at 11:24 am

I live in the US, is there a way I can order them online….soooooo good!

7 Mijune November 15, 2010 at 10:27 pm

Karen Cotto – lol it is sooo good! They don’t offer online ordering but I recommend making friends with someone who travels to Hong Kong and get them to bring a box home for you. I did that! :) Thanks for commenting!

8 Leisha Tam May 30, 2011 at 2:13 am

Was in hong kong 2 weeks ago, heard about these cookies from a colleague and I bought 3 small tin and 1 medium to give it to my friends. I’ve tried it and like it soooo much. The cookies just melt in your mouth and the other 2 types are crunchy, so yummy.

9 Mijune May 31, 2011 at 2:54 am

@Leisha Tam – :) My sister always brings them back for me too

10 DANNY WONG September 27, 2011 at 12:14 am

TASTY GOOD

11 Jenny Yu October 6, 2011 at 8:37 pm

Same name with me..I’m from Malaysia~Sabah~Kota Kinabalu~ Mine one is Jenny’s Home Made Cookies..Our famous cookies is ” PINEAPPLE ROLLS” ..Chocalate chips, Coconut Crunchy,London Almond Chocolate,Healthy Oat and Almond etc..

12 May Lui April 10, 2012 at 11:30 pm

If i live in Singapore where can buy your cookies?

13 Takeshi Shirahige April 11, 2012 at 6:48 pm

I would like to buy thier cookies from Yokohama Japan.
Please advise me where I should contact them.
Thanks for your help.

14 Cerlene June 9, 2012 at 12:37 am

I live in Malaysia,can I order your cookies online? Or where can I buy in Malaysia? Thank you…..

15 Teddy June 26, 2012 at 11:33 pm

the location is a bit hard to find in Nathan Road but all my friends and family love it so so so much. The moment the cookies goes into the mouth, it just melt! Definitely will cause addiction!

16 Henry Wong October 5, 2012 at 2:45 am

How can I order the butter cookies?

17 Mijune October 5, 2012 at 7:06 am

@Henry – Try giving them a call :)

18 Ange October 28, 2012 at 8:12 am

For location of JENNY’s BAKERY – go to their Official website for more details
http://www.jennybakery.com/

They are only available in Hong Kong. Its local HK product.
They dont do online orders.
You will have to come to HK to buy it or get someone u know who lives in HK to purchase for you!

I also love their cookies, its delicious! You cant get them anywhere else! Great gift idea and their teddy bear tins are very cute! Every couple of months they make a different tin design!!

Cheers,

Ange

19 Ted Li January 16, 2013 at 3:01 pm

That was really delicious !

20 Dolly Wong April 20, 2013 at 2:37 am

I tasted the cookies and find it supreme good and wish to be JennyBakery distributor in Singapore and Malaysia, I have tried calling all the number but no valid. Do contact me… thanks
Cheers
Dolly Wong

21 napoleon chua June 10, 2013 at 8:53 pm

Best Butter Cookies Ever

22 gelyn July 23, 2013 at 1:32 am

im just so eager to buy the rectangular cookies with varieties of nuts.anybody can andwer me how can i buy from online?an how much roughly i will spend…please please please…tnx

23 napoleon chua October 4, 2013 at 3:46 am

buy 20 can 4mix last sept 20 @ 150 each

24 Yuki November 4, 2013 at 2:01 am

How long did you queue to get this cookies? Cos my auntie went there at 10am, and there was a queue so long it was on the streets…. in the end she didn’t get it :(

25 Angela January 24, 2014 at 11:55 pm

How can I order the butter cookies online and ship to us?

26 alex lee February 23, 2014 at 7:13 am

Can I order only the coffee flavor? Please get back to me on my email asap.

27 Robert Shen May 12, 2014 at 9:37 am

This Bakery has the worst sales service ever in a retail business. A tourist in HK wanting to buy 4 tins of their famous cookies in 2 flavours but there was only 1 flavour available and so she bought only 2 tins and stepped out of the door but returned immediately to buy another 2 tins. She was rejected by the counter staff who rudely insisted that he can only buy it ONCE a day….. what kind of stupid rule is that? It’s not as if there are a lot of people waiting in line for the cookies. The staff even had the audacity to say “go ahead complain to the papers it will be free advertising for them, we’ll be famous”. My gosh how proud are they? just because they’ve made a name for themselves doesn’t mean they can act like that…..kinda spoilt my image of HK as a tourist spot. The HK Government has been promoting HK as a tourist spot but Jenny Bakery you have disgraced HK.

28 Ruby Bardack June 18, 2014 at 10:07 pm

I am interested in ordering your cookies. Would you ship to the Philippines? Would you consider a franchise for Manila Philippines. I am interested in opening a business here. Please advise.

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