Chinese New Year is drawing nearer each day and I have not make any CNY traditional cookies yet. Attending too many dinners lately thus not being able to start making any traditional cookies :( but yesterday afternoon I made this walnut shortbread butter cookies from one of the new cookbooks I bought recently....told you ! :))) I just can't sit still if I don't make this :p Thought this would be nice for a change to the traditional cookies. I tweaked the recipe by using walnuts instead of hazelnuts. And Bailey's instead of buttermilk. I just make use of what I have in the pantry and the only nuts I have is walnuts :)) The texture of the cookie is fluffy and light with a slight crunch from the walnuts . Great cookies and no regrets trying this out.
this is a simple and easy shortbread cookies to make
for the coming CNY :)
I used walnuts instead of hazelnuts and it turned out great!
delicious and aromatic with lots of walnuts bits in the cookies
every bite melts in the mouth and yet the walnuts bits
gives you the crunch.....
you can imagine how delish this is....I will make this again for
the coming CNY....the Piggies and the guests can snack thro
the day...mMmmm yum yum..chomp chomp :)
This is the original recipe from Baking Index by Chef William Tan
Hazelnuts Shortbread Butter Cookies
185gm SCS Pure Creamery Butter
75 gm brown sugar
1 medium size egg
1/2 tsp buttermilk flavor * I use Bailey's
225 plain flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
40gm corn flour
50 g ground hazelnut * I use walnuts
100 gm toasted skinned whole-skinned hazelnut ( chopped finely) * I use walnuts
1. Beat A until light and fluffy. Add in B, cream until smooth.
2. Add in sifted C, mix until well-blended. Add in D, mix till well-incorporated.
3. Divide the dough into 10-15 gm each and shape into balls.
4. Place it onto a greased pan, press until slightly flat. Egg wash the surface and place the whole-shelled hazelnut in the center.
5. Bake at 170ºC for about 15-20 minutes or until firm.
Enjoy and have a Happy Cookie Day!
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