Saturday, February 06, 2010

Hup Toh Sow/Chinese Walnut Cookies

I remember eating this cookie when I was young and never thought of baking it myself until I saw it at No-Frills Recipes blog. I baked it the very next day for Carlos and Diana to munch on while I am away in Malaysia. I did very minor changes to the recipe. I can’t seem to get the dough to bind together so I added a tablespoon of vegetable oil to it. I think the cold and dry weather here play a role to the dry dough. Nevertheless the cookies turns out perfect and taste was just the way I remember it. I am in KL now and I am going to bake this again for CNY. Thanks Cheah for sharing this wonderful recipe with us.


150 gm margarine (I used butter)
250 gm self-raising flour
80 gm caster sugar
2 oz coarsely chopped slightly roasted walnuts (optional)
1 egg beaten + a pinch of salt, for glazing
1 tbsp vegetable oil (optional)

1. Sift the self-raising flour into a mixing bowl.
2. Cut in the margarine; add in the sugar and the chopped walnuts.
3. Mix thoroughly till the dough does not stick onto the hands. * At this stage I add a tablespoon of vegetable of oil to it.
4. Pinch off some dough and lightly form into a ball, make a small dent in the centre. Place the biscuits onto a baking sheet, leaving some room between each biscuit.
5. Brush them with beaten egg wash.
6. Bake in preheated oven 190 degree C or 350 degree F for about 30 to 35 minutes or till golden brown.
7. Cool completely before storing in cookie jar.


Cheah said...

So glad that you like this. Probably it's due to the weather that you can't combine the mixture and adding in some vegetable oil will do the trick. Wishing you and your loved ones a very Happy Valentine cum Chinese New Year!

ann low said...

WOW! This Hup Toh Sow is so beautiful done and of course yummy too.

kitlaura said...

I have tried baking your kuih Bahulu, it turned out very yummy. So happy to hear you are back in Malyasia to celebrate CNY, wishing you and your family a very blessed, properous, happy and healthy new year. enjoy the nice, warm weather, yummy malaysian snacks and last but not least all the inexpensive shopping and buy all you can carry baking needs before heading home. happy times
best regards

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

This look good, see you soon.

Ju (The Little Teochew) said...

I love this! My MIL just bought some for me to eat, but I'll try baking some on my own, seeing how lovely yours look!

mycookinghut said...

love love love it.... i like it cos it can melt in my mouth.. ehhe

Dori said...

I love these cookies, yum!

Yati Harvey said...

Hi Gert,
Wah now u're in good ole Kajang! How I envy u! Yes, I too like this cookie, must make some to enjoy in the snowy weather....makan with a cup of hot coffee best!
take care n enjoy ur holidays..bring back some pics of kajang town for me, ya?

Pete said...

Ahhh, all the nice aroma of freshly baked cookies.....I remember eating this too when I was a kid!

My Asian Kitchen said...

Gert,I guess you're busy baking right now in Msia..your hup tow soh really look great..this year I have no mood of baking ,just make pineapple tart that all..oh!! btw,becareful of your health while vacation there..remember last year incident? when are you coming back? I try to call you the next day after texting you but you shut off your phone,that mean you left..just want to wish you have a safe trip..see yea!

Elin Chia said...

Well done...I want to make it but no time to make ...this will keep for next CNY :p for for the time being just drool :)

ICook4Fun said...

Cheah, I left the butter on the kitchen counter overnight and it is still no soft enough. I made some today in KL and it turn out perfect.

Anncoo, thank you.

Kitlaura, glad that you like the kuih bahuu. Wishing you and your family A Happy & Properous New Year.

Sonia, looking forward to see you too.

Ju, this is really good. Hope you will try it out.

Mycookinghut, too bad you are so far away if not I will share some with you.

Meeso, :)

Yati, I have to go to Kajang during the day and take some pictures for you.

Pete, yes this cookies brought back lots of memories.

Lesley, yea l left the very next day. I have to avoide the mosquitoes ha ha.. don't want to get into trouble again.

Elin, are you done with all your baking.

Pei-Lin said...

Your walnut cookies look delectable! Bet Carlos & Diana would love it! It's very nice of you to do that for them whilst you're away from home. =)

Nate @ House of Annie said...

Annie was just talking about these cookies. We would have attempted a bake but...we're going to be in KL and Penang for CNY! So we'll let others go the baking ;D