Sunday, January 23, 2011

Cashew Nut Cookies II

Recipe adapted from Small Small Baker
(Recipe doubled and modified)

Ingredients:

220 g
Butter
90 g
Castor sugar
½
Vanilla bean
1
Egg
100 g
Grounded cashew nuts
380 g
Plain flour
40 g
Corn flour
1 tsp
Baking powder

Topping:
1
Egg yolk
100
Halved cashew nuts

Method:
  1. Cream butter and sugar till pale and creamy.
  2. Add in vanilla beans. 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 180 degree C for about 15 minutes or till light golden brown.
Notes:
1.     The dough is very soft. I probably have to chill it for a while if I was to cut it into shape but I decided to make the cookies round this time.
2.     My cookies are 1 tsp in size.
3.     Did not apply a layer of egg white. I just press down the cashew nut onto the dough and apply the layer of egg yolk.
4.     I baked my cookies for about 20 minutes so they are more brown and crunchy. (My oven’s temperature are kind of off to begin with)

10 huggies:

j3ss kitch3n said...

wah!! very pretty leh! perfectly rounded!! you have been working hard Jet hehe!

Jess @ Bakericious said...

looks so pretty!

Quay Po Cooks said...

Jet, can it get any prettier? These look so perfect, how did you do that? I always admire people who can make such delicious and pretty looking cookies.

Jet said...

j3ss, thank you. =D Now it's lazy time. High chances I won't be baking anymore till CNY is over Dx. So in the meantime I will stalk other's blog (including yours xD).

Thank you, Jess.

Hi Quay Po. Thank you for your kind words xD.
p/s: You cook absolutely delicious dishes (yes, I stalked your blog too >.<) but you are just so humble. =D

Jess @ Bakericious said...

Jet Wish you and your family a Happy Lunar New Year, Gong Xi Fa Cai!

DG said...

Looks so yummy! Jet, wish you and your family a very HAPPY & PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR 2011!!

Jet said...

Jess, thank you! =D Happy Chinese New Year to you and your family too. Gong Xi Gong Xi!!!

DG, thank you for your kind words and wishes. Happy New Year to you and your family too!!! =D

My Little Space said...

Happy Chinese New Year to you & your family too, Jet! Hope you're having a fabulous time right now. I am loving your cashew nuts cookies recipe. They look awesome. Bookmarked it for later use. Thanks again for sharing such wonderful treat. Enjoy.
Blessings, Kristy

Zoe said...

Happy Lunar New Year! Gong Xi Fa Cai!

Your cashew cookies are a hit for this celebration!

olivia said...

i made these cookies too... and shape them into crescents... round looks good too...