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Cashew Nut Cookies for Chinese New Year

Cashew Nut Cookies for Chinese New Year

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These cashew nut cookies are popular especially for the Chinese New Year, and many home bakers have their own version of the recipe.

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These addictively yummy cashew nut cookies are really easy to make. My family didn’t take long to polish off these crunchy, nutty cookies after I baked a batch. I’m definitely going to bake more for the upcoming Chinese New Year as a giveaway for my friends and relatives. Hopefully, you’ll add this recipe to your baking list too!

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Ann Low
5 from 2 votes
Course Dessert
Servings 100 cookies

Ingredients
  

  • 125 g salted butter?softened
  • 85 g icing sugar sifted
  • 1 egg yolks about 18g
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 240 g plain flour sifted
  • 100 g ground cashew nut store bought from PH
  • 40 g custard powder
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg yolk lightly beaten for glazing
  • cashew nuts for decoration toast in oven for about 5-8 mins at 180 deg C

Instructions
 

  • Beat butter, icing sugar, egg yolk and vanilla extract until just combined (about 30 seconds).
  • Mix in plain flour, ground cashew nut, custard powder and baking powder to form a pliable dough.
  • Place dough in between 2 plastic sheets, roll into 5mm thick. Cut into your preferred shape using a cookie cutter.
  • Place onto a baking tray lined with baking paper. Press half or whole cashew nut on top of the cookies and glaze with beaten egg yolk.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 170 deg C for about 20-30 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Cool cookies on cooling rack before storing them into an airtight container.

 

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