Monday, January 19, 2009

Cashew Nuts Cookies

I am already back in KL for over a week. What have I been doing? Eat, eat and eat. I have been spoiled rotten by my families. Anyway, I managed to bake a few types of cookies with my nieces for CNY. Here is one of them.

Ingredients :

210g butter
100g powder sugar
1 egg yolk
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
250g plain flour
60g corn flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
200g ground cashew nuts
1 egg (beaten for eggwash)
some exra cashew nuts for decoration

1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degree F. Sift all the dry ingredients and set aside.
2. Cream butter with powder sugar until light. Add in egg yolk and vanilla essence. Mix well.
3. Stir in the dry ingredients and ground cashew nuts. Mix well. Chill dough in fridge for 40 minutes.
4. Shape the dough into small balls or roll it out and cut into desire shapes. Arrange on a lined baking tray. Brush with beaten egg and place half cashew nut on top of cookies and press slightly to flatten it.
5. Bake for 15 minutes or until it is nicely brown. Cool and keep in airtight container.


Anonymous said...

Welcome back! Guess what? We both posted same recipes today! LOL! :)

Anonymous said...

looks nice and simple.. would like to give it a try!! ;) see ya

Beachlover said...

this cashew cookies really look good! must try one day! thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Oops! Sorry, thought you are back from KL! Anyway, have a Happy Chinese New Year :)

pigpigscorner said...

I love CNY cookies!!! THey look really delicious!

Jo said...

Nothing like home for CNY. I'll be back in KL this weekend as well, can't wait. BTW your cookies look great and we always have these to serve to guests.

Anonymous said...

These look great! I love cashews.

Finla said...

Good to hear that you are having such a wonderful time with your family in KL.
I know when i go back to India , i also seems to do only eat , eat and eat :-)

Salt N Turmeric said...

This is also 1 of my fav snacks when i was working dulu. If its not asam, its biskut. lol.

Charlie said...

This is probably a dumb question, but when you say corn flour, is it the same as corn starch?? Thanks! I really want to try this recipe with a different kind of macadamias!

Jun said... many cookies u dh buat? hehe....looks nice, sure rasa pun sedap..should try this nnti..tunggu raya? haha

Bits said...

Yummy! I love Cashew nuts and this type of cookies !

Little Corner of Mine said...

Looks so good! Yes yes, enjoy all the food and yee sang!

Anonymous said...

Gertude these cookies look perfect and buttery. Love the cashews too.

ICook4Fun said...

Angie, I notice that too :)

Agnes, hope you like the recipe.

Lesley, I will usually bake this for CNY.

Angie, its ok :) Happy Chinese New Year to you too.

Pigpig, thank you.

Jo, it is always great to be home :)

Fearless Kitchen, me too :)

Happy cook, I do nothing but EAT :) :)

Farina, buat lah some for yourself :)

Michelle, thanks for stopping by. Yes, they are the same :)

Jun, dah buat about 5 kinds. Finally buat Jam tarts hari ni :)Tahun baru ni jemput lah ke rumah I.

Bit of Life and Taste, me too :)

LCOM, I will :) :)

Shreya said...

such perfect cookies.. love the cashew recipe...

tigerfish said...

Hahahha......that is the best part in Asia. Eat, cheap. Eat , cheap ;p

Olivia said...

Great cookies. Really love them. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe. If you don't mind, I have actually link you in my blog.


ICook4Fun said...

Shreya, thank you.

Tigerfish, yeap :)

Olivia, thanks for stopping by :)

Anonymous said...

I tried the cookies and they were great. My favourite cookies. But I had a bit of trouble converting the measurements to cups and Oz. Is it possible to post the same recipe with the measurements in cups.

Thanks for the great recipe.


Anonymous said...

Hi! Could you please tell how many pieces did you get? Thanks for nice reciept and happy new year! :)

Melissa said...

Don’t mean to ask stupid question. Did you use roasted cashew both for ground and decoration?
I am concern will the cashew nuts burn if using roasted ones.

ICook4Fun said...

Melissa, I used the roasted ones and it turns out ok