Sunday, January 17, 2010

Walnut Shortbread Butter Cookies

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 170ÂșC for about 15-20 minutes or until firm.

Enjoy and have a Happy Cookie Day!


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  1. I have never try shortbread cookie before, must give a try soon.

  2. I love to use pecan for this shortbread cookies! Yours looks remarkable.

  3. Time to prepare for Chinese New Year. This is definitely a good cookie to include. I love shortbread. Looks fabulous.

  4. Like this, yes, it's good to change a bit, i.e. not having the same old traditional cookies. Will definitely KIV this one.

  5. looks really crunchy and crisp! love walnuts. LOve shortbread. Love the whole thing Elin!!

  6. looks reli good. Can you send them to me so i can munch whilst battling the books ? pweaseeee

  7. hahaha...looks delicious! thanks for the recipe! maybe i can ask my sis to try out. hehe...

  8. YEEHHHHHH!!! i cant wait for monday to come... (hopefully got leftovers!)

    elin, i want to order for cny also..

  9. Thanks Elin, I want to make this. (my cookies lists are already super long..)

  10. looks lovely and delicious - like the wash

  11. I love the idea of using Bailey's. Yum!

  12. I love walnut cookies! After I buy an oven, I'm surely gonna try your recipe out!
    Btw, do you mind to share what oven brand are you using ?

  13. Hi Sonia, Angie, Mary, Cheah, Zurin, Piggy gal, Gabriel, Claire, Anncoo, Drick, Tamar, TEAH, & Allie

    Thanks for dropping me a line here. Am glad you all like the shortbread cookies :)

    Allie : I used to have Ariston but it died on me a few years back. Now temporary using Hanabishi which is a free gift after purchasing the air-con. Serve well too but later I will get a Zanuzzi Table Top but for the time being I will continue to use the Hanabishi coz my bkes turned out well as you can see :)

  14. Hi Elin,
    may i know in yr recipe, u r useing 12 tsp or 1/2 tsp baking soda?


  15. Hi Corine,
    Thanks for pointing out the mistake :) It is 1/2 tsp baking soda. Typo error :p

  16. Elin, thanks for the super duper yummy cookies.....yesterday i tried to taste one piece...after that i feel like wanted to take another one...later i tell myself I need to stop as it is late.....I like it becacus it's not so sweet...and just nice!! thanks again!!

  17. Love CNY! all those gorgeous cookies...maybe I should bake some this year!

  18. Hi are welcome. Glad you like it :) Nice meet up with you and Claire that nite :))

    Hi pigpigscorne....this is a great shorbread cooie...neither too sweet! The ground walnuts and walnut bits makes it delicious..yum yum :) You will love it!

  19. Sounds like we all getting busy these days! I've already started the preparation one week ago. Extremely exhausted lol! Especially after school reopened. Still a long list to try out. Yours look wonderful and perfect for the coming celebration. Have fun! Cheers.

  20. Hi Kristy...I am sure you have lots to bake LOL! Happy baking ya..will come lurking at the place soon :p


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