Saturday, January 23, 2010

CNY Cashew Nuts Cookies

I saw this CNY Cashew Nut Cookies recipe on Bakingmum blog and just could not resist the temptation to try it.
The cookies are really good.

Ingredient A:
210g butter unsalted
80g icing sugar
1 egg york
1/2 tsp vanilla essence

Ingredient B
250g plain flour
60g corn flour
1/4 tsp baking soda ( I used baking powder)
1/8 tsp cinnamon powder

Ingredients C:
300g raw cashew nuts ( I used 200g raw cashews and 100g roasted unsalted)
2 egg yolks ( beaten for eggwash)

1. Baked 100g of cashew nuts at 180C for 10 minutes. Chopped the cashew nuts coarsely. (omitted this step I use roasted unsalted cashews)
2. Cream butter and icing sugar lightly at speed 1. Add egg york and vanilla essence
( I misread the recipe and add a whole egg. But it still turn out nice)
3. Stir in ingredients B and chopped cashew nuts. Mix well.
4. Chill dough in the fridge for 40 minutes
5. Remove dough and roll into small balls. Arranged on a lined baking trays.
6. Brush with beaten egg york and placed a whole or half cashew on top of cookies and flatten it
( again I used whole egg for the eggwash.. so the colour of my cookies is not that golden)
7. Baked in pre-heated oven at 180C for 15 minutes or until brown.

( Tip from bakingmum - add 50g of grounded cashews into the dough for more flavour. To have a nicely yellow eggwash, add yellow colouring into egg york)

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