/ Monday, January 19, 2009 / 10 Comments / Appetizers and Snacks , Chinese , CNY
It's cookie time! I have baked some cookies for the coming Chinese New Year. This is the easiest one to make. They are scrumptious and addictive too!
250 g Pastry Flour, sifted
250 g Ground Cashews
150 g Sugar
1 stick (225 g) Unsalted Butter, cold and cut into smaller pieces
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 tsp Sea Salt
A handful Of Cashews Halved
1 Egg White for egg wash
Preheat the oven to 180˚C. Line cookie trays with parchment paper.
Combine the flour, ground cashews, baking powder and salt. Mix well in the food processor. Then add the butter and process until the mixture become crumbly.
Add the sugar and vanilla extract and process briefly. Combine the pastry mixture with hand into soft dough. Set aside for about 20 minutes.
Roll the dough lightly on a flour surface to about 3/4 cm thick. Cut into 5 cm rounds with a fluted ring cutter. Press a cashew half in the centre and brush with egg wash.
Bake in the preheated oven for about 18 to 20 minutes. Cool on tray for 3 to 4 minutes and transfer onto wire racks to complete cooling.