Thursday, 15 January 2015

Cashew Nut Cookies

Chinese New Year is always an exciting time as there are so many delightful and tempting goodies that come with this festive season.

One of my favourite bites is cashew nut cookies and I must say it's on my baking list every CNY.  Rich, flavoursome and full of nutty goodness, it's definitely a must-have!

Cashew Nut Cookies

250g butter
180g icing sugar
400g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
180g ground cashew nuts
1 egg yolk
1 tsp vanilla extract
100g cashew nut halves, for garnishing

Egg wash
1 egg yolk, lightly beaten


1) Preheat oven to 150C.

2) Sift plain flour and baking powder together.

3) Cream butter and icing sugar together. Add in egg yolk and vanilla extract.

4) Add in the flour and ground cashew nuts. Mix well until dough forms.

5) Roll dough to 1/4 inch thickness and cut into desired shapes using cookie cutter.

6) Press a cashew nut on top of each cookie and brush with egg wash.

7) Bake at 150C for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

My stack of Golden Stars!


  1. Hi. This recipe is great! It's not too sweet and suitable fo old folks. I took the easy way out and simply cut them into squares. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hi PToh, glad that you enjoyed the cashewnut cookies! Yes, this is my all time favourite recipe. We've just finished off the last batch I made. Will have to make another batch before CNY is here!