Restaurant: Jenny 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
Price Range: $10-20
1: Poor 2: OK 3: Good 4: Very good 5: Excellent 6: Tres Excellent!!
Food: 6 (for butter cookies)
- 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.
On the table:
**Jenny Bakery 4 Mix Cookies – 5/6
- 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.
- $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.