Cashew Nut Cookies

I went through my list of recipes on what else I can bake with the QBB clarified butter. I found a recipe from QBB web-Cashew Nut Cresent Cookies. The instructions said to use a cresent-shaped cookie cutter, thus the name, Cresent Cookies. However, I just cannot gather enough dough to be able to cut them nicely into cresent shapes. In the end, I use the most primitive, but I thought effective way, roll it with my hands. I already tried my best to make it uniform and even. I guess it's not too bad afterall.


While the cookies were baking in the oven, I made a glass of avocado drink, to pamper myself a little after a whole day's baking. I use my Philips hand blender to blend together the avocado, milk, palm sugar and ice. The avocado is creamy, cold, rich and thick, just the way I like it. Still able to spare some time to enjoy myself between the bakes. Yummy.


Recipe for Cashew Nut Cookies from QBB website (with some modification).
Makes approximately 65 cookies.

Ingredients:
200g QBB
120g Caster sugar
1 tsp Vanilla extract
1 egg yolk
300g Plain flour, sifted
80g Desiccated coconut
1/2 tsp Salt
65 Cashew nuts
1 small egg, beaten for glazing

Method:
1. Preheat oven to 180C.
2. Cream QBB, sugar, extract and egg yolk until light.
3. Stir in sifted flour, salt and coconut to combine into a dough.
4. Gather them together and pluck out some about a 20cts coin size.
5. Use your thumb to flatten them until about 5mm thick, and place them on the prepared trays.
6. Brush lightly with the beaten egg and place a piece of cashew nut in the centre of each cookie.
7. Bake in the preheat oven for about 20mins or until golden brown.
8. Leave on the tray for about 5 mins, then transfer them onto a wire rack.

12 comments:

Quinn said...
January 31, 2010 at 9:24 PM

Jane, I don't understand how you cannot gather enough dough to cut them into crescent shape. Care to explain your blunder with us? I might be able to help....hopefully!

Cheers!

Passionate About Baking said...
January 31, 2010 at 9:27 PM

Hi Quinn,
Wow! Thanks for offering. That's very kind of you! After mixing in the flour, salt and coconut, the dough was very crumbly. When I tried to use a cookie cutter, the dough cannot be removed nicely. It breaks very easy. Any idea why? :p

zurin said...
January 31, 2010 at 11:39 PM

oh just add a drop or two of water Jane..or milk just enough to bring the dough together. hope that works..but it looks like u did ok in the picture. i love cashew cookies!

zurin said...
January 31, 2010 at 11:39 PM

hope quinn doesnt mind me answering for her!! LOL

Passionate About Baking said...
February 1, 2010 at 8:12 AM

Hi zurin,
Thanks for your advice. Ya, you are right, it could be due to insufficient liquid to bind them together. I think my egg yolk was insufficient. :P I'll know what to do when I encounter this the next time. Thanks very much again!
Gee, I'm sure Quinn won't mind! Thanks to Quinn too! :)

Quinn said...
February 1, 2010 at 11:54 AM

Hi Jane!

I was about to suggest adding either more butter or milk. Jeez....Zurin, I tak begitu kecil hati la!! Of course I wouldn't mind anyone answering. I might be wrong Jane but the last time I made these, I added more butter just enough to bind dough together. You can try alright?

Also, I found Reese who made the same thing as you here here. Hers are crescent shape nicely. Maybe you both could help each other out.

Cheers!

ReeseKitchen said...
February 1, 2010 at 12:18 PM

Hi Jane, I'm Reese here, if you like my recipe, I can always post to you..:) Anyway, mine is without desiccated coconut and i used ground cashewnuts in the dough. And also 2 tbsps of milk to make the dough stands well...feel free to email me..:)

Passionate About Baking said...
February 1, 2010 at 12:43 PM

Hi Quinn,
Thanks very much for helping me out and asking Reese for me! Thanks so much for the trouble. This is one thing I like about blogging & baking, the community is just so helpful! Yes mdm, will try adding more butter next time! :)

Passionate About Baking said...
February 1, 2010 at 12:46 PM

Hi Reese,
Thanks very much for dropping by to check out my cashew nut cookies. Supposely, my cookies should turn out like yours, nice cresent shape. Yours is really very beautifully done, and looks very appetising. It's alright, I don't think I want to bake cashew nut cookies anymore. Will get it from you next time. But the look of your ingredients, I think it's much better than what I had as yours had ground cashew nuts. Yummy. Thanks for your advice too! :)

zurin said...
May 19, 2011 at 5:56 PM

hope quinn doesnt mind me answering for her!! LOL

zurin said...
May 19, 2011 at 5:56 PM

oh just add a drop or two of water Jane..or milk just enough to bring the dough together. hope that works..but it looks like u did ok in the picture. i love cashew cookies!

Quinn said...
May 19, 2011 at 5:56 PM

Hi Jane!

I was about to suggest adding either more butter or milk. Jeez....Zurin, I tak begitu kecil hati la!! Of course I wouldn't mind anyone answering. I might be wrong Jane but the last time I made these, I added more butter just enough to bind dough together. You can try alright?

Also, I found Reese who made the same thing as you here here. Hers are crescent shape nicely. Maybe you both could help each other out.

Cheers!

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