Monday 14 January 2013

Cookies : Cashew Nut Cookie 腰豆曲奇

Cookies : Cashew Nut Cookie 腰豆曲奇

Cashew nut cookies to celebrate Chinese New Year

Recipes Source :  Booklet distributed by B & P Butterfly Cornflour

The Chinese New Year for 2013 falls on the10th of February 2013.  Chinese households celebrating the Lunar Chinese New Year are now busy spring cleaning and decorating their homes in readiness to usher in the year of the snake. It's less than a month away so it's about time for me to start baking cookies, to buy more goodies to celebrate the Lunar Chinese New Year as well as to plan what to cook for the reunion dinner.

These cashew nut cookies are crunchy with nutty fragrance from the cashew nuts. The moment I I started to eat one piece I tend to want another, and then's kind of addictive munching on them.  

I am happy to share the recipe.


370g flour                              }  to be sieved
100g cornflour                       } together
225g butter
225g castor sugar
50g cashew nuts, coarsely pounded
200g cashew nut for decorating, split the cashew nuts into 2 halves                 
1 tsp baking powder
1 egg
1 beaten egg for glazing

Raw cashew nuts


1.  Preheat oven at 175 degrees C.
2.  Cream butter and castor sugar together until creamy.
3.  Add egg and the 50g of pounded cashew nuts.
4.  Fold in the two types of flour and baking powder. Turn out dough onto lightly floured surface and  knead with hands until smooth.
5.  Roll out dough into 1/2 cm thickness and cut with cookie cutter into the desired shape.
6.  Put on greased baking tray. Decorate with cashew nuts.
7.  Brush with egg glaze.
8.  Place into preheated oven and bake at 175 degrees C for  12 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown.

I am submitting this post to Chinese New Year Delights 2013 


  1. I saw your posting on Sonia's blog and came over to take a look. These are really my favourite because I love cashew nuts. Very addictive cookies.

    1. Mich,
      Thank you for visiting. I am glad you like the cashew nut cookies.

  2. These are so beautiful! What type of cookie cutter was used? Thanks for sharing and have a Happy Chinese New year!

    1. Hi HomeSeasons,

      I used a plastic moon-shaped cookie cutter available at most supermarkets. They come in packets with other shapes as well.

      And a very happy and prosperous Chinese New Year to you and your family as well.

      P.S. There is a picture of a set of cookie cutters in one of my cookie posts under the heading 'Cornflour Biscuits'.

  3. These cookies are lovely & very tasty too! :)

    1. I am glad you tried making them and they turned out well.

  4. Hi Doris, just wanted to let you know I tried out this recipe and we liked it! Thanks a lot for sharing.

    1. Hi Yen, Yes, I admired the cute animal-shaped cookies and the cute little chef is so adorable! Thank you for linking back. :)

  5. Philippine pili nuts from the Bicol region in the Philippines is a great Filipino or Philippines food orsnack. Pili nuts are very healthy and nutritious indeed, being a source of energy, potassium and iron.They also have protein, dietary fiber / fibre, and calcium as well as monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats.  I know they have no cholesterol, no trans fat, and the unsalted ones have no sodium. What is great about the pili nut snack or treat is that they are so crisp, rich, and delicious.

  6. Hi Doris, I have b&p cornflour Recipe Books 4 and 5 frommy childhood! They were my very first recipe books and I loved them so much I'd imagine myself opening a cafe to sell all the dishes featured in the books. Would you happen to have Recipe Books 1 to 3? I've always wanted to know what the other dishes are!

    1. Hi Happy Camper,
      I am sure glad that I am not the only dreamer coz I have been harbouring the same dream of having my own cafe for years!
      No, I do not have the other Recipe Books of B & P cornflour. Much like you, I truly treasure whatever recipe booklets which I have collected since childhood.


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