Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Cashew Nut Cookies

Recipe adapted from Small Small Baker

(I halved the recipe and made slight changes)

Ingredients:
50 g
Butter
30 g
Sugar
½ tsp
Pure vanilla extract
¼ (about 14 g)
Egg
20 g
Cashew nuts, grounded
90 g
Plain flour
10 g
Corn flour
¼ tsp
Baking powder


Topping:
1
Egg, seperated
68
Cashew nuts, halved


Method:
  1. Cream butter and sugar till pale and creamy.
  2. Add in pure vanilla extract. Add in egg slowly. Beat until well-mixed.
  3. Fold in grounded cashew nuts. Fold in sifted flours and baking powder gradually. Knead to form dough.
  4. Roll the dough into 3/4 cm thickness. Cut the dough into crescent shapes (or any shape you like) and place them on the baking tray. Brush a layer of egg white on the cookies and top each cookie with one halved cashew nut. (Brushing egg white helps the cashew nut to stick to the cookie well.) Brush a layer of egg yolk on top of the cashew nuts for a nice golden brown color.
  5. Bake at 180C for about 15 minutes till light golden brown. 

Notes:
  1. I baked the cashew nuts before I “grind” it (I just pound it with a rolling pin – too lazy to take out and clean the blender afterwards).
  2. My Mum said the cookies are sweet (but my aunts said they are just right) – will reduce sugar the next time I bake this to suit my family's taste.
This is a great recipe; I can see why it is Small Small Baker’s favorite. Definitely a keeper.

2 huggies:

Small Small Baker said...

Yes, it's my favourite recipe. Time to dig it out for cny very soon. :)

Jet said...

Small Small Baker,

Saw your posts about it and decided to give it a try. Definitely good. Thanks for sharing =D
I'm starting to look for recipes for cny but will probably end up not baking anything - too lazy. Heheh.