Thursday, February 3, 2011

Irresistible Chinese New Year Cookies

Green Peas Cookies

This Chinese New Year my attention was drawn to the pretty green cookies that resemble jade and as I have tasted them before decided to put up the recipe on my blog. They are absolutely irresistible and seldom last more than two days. Try it and see for yourself.

The Recipe:

250 gms wheat flour
250 gms green peas (buy the fried green peas used for snacks). Remove skin and grind to a powder in the mixer adding salt if needed only);150 gms icing sugar
150 ml corn oil
In a big mixing bowl, add the flour, ground green peas and icing sugar. Mix well with hands, to ensure a smooth dough without lumps. Add oil and knead well to combine the ingredients properly. Dough should not break or crumble easily. Add more oil if it does. Break off marble sized balls and shape into rounds. Beat an egg yolk and brush lightly on top (I omitted this as I do not like the smell when baked).
Bake at 150 C for 20 to 25 minutes.
Cookies are crunchy and melt in the mouth and absolutely irresistible.
Gong Xi Fa Chai & may The Year of the Rabbit bring prosperity, happiness, health and wealth to one and all.

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