Jan 25, 2011

Aspiring Bakers #3 - My Cashew Nut Cookies (Jan 2011)

My first CNY bakes started with this nutty and crisp Cashew Nut Cookies. Been baking this cookies for the past 4 years and this is the first time sharing the recipe to give my support to Aspiring Bakers #3 - My Favourite CNY Cookies hosted by Jess Kitchen. This recipe was given to me by aunt who used to teach baking at CC in 1980's. Yes my aunt not only can cook but also can bake very well. However she had lost interest in baking since she quited teaching, such a pity but she is still very knowledgeable on baking techniques and ingredients so I will seek her advice at times.

CNY Bake - Cashew Nuts Cookies

Ingredients: (4 bottles)
250g Butter (used quality butter and chilled)
190g Icing Sugar
1tsp Sodium Bicarbonate
420g Plain flour
1tbsp Milk powder
1/2tsp Salt
200g Ground roasted cashew nuts
300g Cashew nuts (Halves it, bake for 7mins, half cooked for topping)
1no Egg
2tsp Vanilla

Extra egg for egg wash

1. Sift flour, milk powder, soda and salt together, set aside.
2. Cream butter & icing sugar till light & fluffy.
3. Add eggs & vanilla till well mix.
4. Low speed, add sifted flour & ground cashew nut till a soft dough.
5. Chill till firm.
6. Use cutter to cut out the dough and it on a lined baking tray.
7. Place cashew nut on it, slighlty press. Egg wash to seal the nut and dough gap so the nut won't drop out easily.
8. Bake at 170 degree C for 15-20mins.

Will be submitting this entry to Jess who is hosting the Aspiring Bakers #3 - My favourite CNY cookies (Jan 2011). Closing date: 31 Jan 2011.

Counting down.... 8 more days to CNY 2011!


j3ss kitch3n said...

absolutely fabulous!

busygran said...

Another fave cookie! But I won't be making this this year. So I can only drool at yours!

Wen said...

Thanks Jess & Judy!

Edith said...

Lucky you, have a shifu living with you. :) :)

DG said...

I love cashew nuts, this must be delicous. Seems you started your CNY cookies marathon already, I have not started yet :( Btw, did you grind yourself the ground cashew nut?

Wen said...

Hi Edith, haha...lucky me!

Hi Doris, me just started but on a small scale. Didn't plan to bake much this yr. Yes I grind the cashew nut myself.

Can said...

Hi wen,what is the texture like? Crispy or melt in mouth texture?thank .

Wen said...

Hi Can,

The cookie is light and crisp. Happy baking!

Yummy Bakes said...

Hi Wen, nice traditional cny cookies. I browsed thru your older posts - I fell in love with your Tiramisu cakes ....

Wen said...

Hi Yummy Koh,

Thanks for dropping by. Hope you will try out the tiramisu cake recipe.

Small Small Baker said...

I must try this after the cny cos this is your aunt's secret recipe. You are so lucky to have an expert around. I have to pick everything up all by myself. :)

Btw, your cookie cutter is so good. Can cut so many at one time. :)

Wen said...


Even so but you are doing very well. All your bakes were good.

Haha... ya the cutter really useful. I think I got it from Phoon Huat years ago.

Cheah said...

I made these cashew nuts cookies once but not this time. Yours look yummy and the cutter is cute too. Must admit haven't seen this before. Btw, thanks for dropping by my blog.

Joyce @ Chunky Cooky said...

The cookies look really nice ! You must have gotten your aunt's baking genes !

Wen said...

Hi Cheah, thank you too!

Hi Chunky Cooky, thanks for the compliments.

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

I have really been wanting to do something like this... The cutter is really interesting!

Wen said...

Hi Shirley, this cutter had ever helped me to churn out 100 of bottles of cashew cookies...lol! Really useful!

Anonymous said...

If no milk powder how? Can replace by other thing?

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