Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Chinese Cashew Cookies



This year I made Cashew Cookies instead of my usual Peanut Cookies.   I have a can of salted cashews and I thought I would use that to make my cookies.  First, I toasted my cashews until golden brown and then I processed it in my food processor until fine.  After that, I used it to make this cashew cookies.  I decorated the top with a half cashew just to identify it (if not it would look like peanut cookies).  This cookies is the soft and melt in the mouth type.  So, very fragile.  Once you pop into the mouth, it dissolves and melts.

The sweetness is just nice and very easy to make as well.  Through my blog, all beginner can at least make a few delicious CNY cookies on their own.  Such as peanut cookies, cashew cookies, sugi cookies, cornflakes cookies, etc...


I am submitting this to Aspiring Bakers #3 : My Favorite CNY Cookie (Jan 2011) hosted by Jess of i3ss kitch3n.





I used my Sugi/ Sugee Recipe and play with it to make this.

Ingredients:


(A)
  • 1 1/3 cup of unbleached all-purpose flour (or plain flour)
  • 2/3 cup of icing sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda

100gm ground toasted salted cashews

(B)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup + 2 Tbp. canola oil

(C)
  • Extra half cashews for decorating
  • 1 egg for egg wash

Method:


1. Add (A) into a mixing bowl.  Whisk well.  Add (B) and use a fork to stir it. Mix well, and use your hands to work it into a soft dough. Knead the dough a few times so that the vanilla extract can distribute evenly.


2. Use your hands and roll the dough into small balls (about 1 tsp. size). Place on parchment lined baking sheet.


3. Lastly, place a half cashew in the middle of each cashew ball and press it down.  Brush with egg wash.


4. Bake at preheated 350'F oven for 15 mins.

~Yields about 65-70s small cookies, depended on the size of your cookies.

25 comments:

Belinda @zomppa said...

They are precious! Love cashews and imagine them melting in my mouth... pour me some tea and I'm good to go.

j3ss kitch3n said...

very beautifully done! and it's so easy! thanks for sharing!

BIg Boys Oven said...

wow this is a good reccipe to have! I will be baking some!

Roxan said...

I love that you used salted nuts! Could you taste the saltiness in the cookie?

MaryMoh said...

Mmm...beautiful and delicious. I love that it melts in the mouth. I have to start baking, too.

Lisa H. said...

Hiya,
I am drooling over your CNY cookies... it looks yummy :)

daphne said...

This is what I initially wanted to make this year! BOOKMARKING IT!!! even for after CNY LOL

Sweet Jasmine said...

These looks nice! I m going to make groundnut cookies again this CNY. My son R like it with pandan flavor this time. maybe i will use this recipe of yours.Look out for it in my blog in a few days.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Thanks Belinda, this cookie is delicious.

You're welcome Jess and thanks.

Looking forward BBOven.

Roxan, I can't really taste the saltiness in the cookies. I omitted the salt since I used salted cashews. ;)

MaryMoh, this is the last week to bake for CNY. :)

Thanks Lisa, go make some! :)

Haha Daphne. It's yummy anytime of the year, doesn't have to be CNY. :)

Cool Jasmine, I will look forward to your post. :)

highplainsdrifters said...

bookmarked this page for this weekend. the pictures totally won me.

Food For Tots said...

I love cookies with nuts especially cashew nuts. Yours looks perfect for all occasions!

tigerfish said...

Melty melty, my favorite!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

ohhh how gorgeous! i have a jar of cashew nuts! i wanna try ;)

Jen (Tastes of Home) said...

You are baking up a storm! I LOVE cashew nuts and cashew cookies are one of my fav cookies ...yum yum especially when you say melt in your mouth !

Glory said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe. Made some (since I had all the ingredients) earlier. Yummy is the word to describe it!

Quay Po Cooks said...

These cashews cookies looks like it will melt in the mouth. Yummy!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Cool! Hope you will like it, Highplaindrifters.

Thanks F4T. :)

Mine too Tigerfish. ;)

Rita, go try, you won't regret it! :)

Thanks Jen. I love cashew nut too.

Thanks for the feedback Glory!! So glad you tried it. :)

It is Quay Po, totally melt in the mouth. Try it!

Chris said...

They look so delicious! Hope I have the time (before CNY) to give this recipe a try! :-D

pigpigscorner said...

A nice change from the usual peanut cookies!

sweet&spicy said...

i never baked cookie before, ur cookies seem easy to make. its definetely taste good :)

noobcook said...

This is one of my fave CNY cookies of all time ... and yours look superb!

Small Small Baker said...

I love cashew nut cookies. Hope to try out your melty version some day. Thanks for joining Aspiring Bakers. Happy Rabbit Year! :)

Chris said...

Gong Xi Fa Cai! I did manage to try out this recipe and we love it!!! It was a huge hit with guests too. :-D I just posted it on my blog and I did link it back to yours. Thanks for sharing! Wishing you a prosperous new year!

Anonymous said...

Is it alright to use the normal sugar instead of icing?

Little Corner of Mine said...

Yes Anon, just that the cookies would be more crunchy and less toward melt in the mouth.