Hello my dear readers,
How are you?
Seeing the winter storms across US, with people desperately seeking warmth and other necessities without electricity in freezing temperatures, I hope my fellow bloggers living there are safe.
Winter and snow are nice in some occasions and for a short while but these situations are definitely not.
For me, it was another week in the office, just working and working. Luckily to brighten my office days I have my agenda and my Snifty pen, coffee flavour….yes, because despite being in a digital era, I still like to take my notes manually 😉
Rory can you see something familiar?
Are 2 weeks now that I’ve finished my first ever baking classes and with the Chinese New Year celebration I thought is a good occasion to try my luck and impress my neighbours with some homemade Cashew nuts cookies Asian Style, a recipe that I’ve learned during the baking classes.
The cashew nut cookies are very popular during the Chinese New Year and many home bakers have their own version of it. What is certain is that these cookies are really addictive and once you start eating them you can’t stop… you’ll want one more and one more and one more…😉
As for the cashew nuts, I simply love them!
Cashews are these kidney-shaped nuts and are basically seeds sourced from the cashew tree, a tropical tree native to Brazil but now cultivated in various warm climates across the world.
Cashew nuts are rich in nutrients, are especially rich in unsaturated fats that are linked to a lower risk of premature death and heart disease, are low in sugar and make for an easy addition to many dishes.
Cashew nuts are a source of fiber and contain almost the same amount of protein as an equivalent quantity of cooked meat. Beside they’re also a good source of copper, magnesium, and manganese, all nutrients important for energy production, brain health, immunity, and bone health.
Cashews can be easily integrated in many dishes and are generally a safe addition to most people’s diets.
Some research suggests that roasted cashews may contain higher levels of health-promoting antioxidants than raw cashews but because store bought roasted or salted cashews can contain high levels of added oils or salt, consider roasting raw cashews yourself at home without extra oils.
To do so, simply spread your raw cashews in one layer on a baking tray, then dry roast them to 180°C on the middle rack of your oven for 8–15 minutes, stirring the cashews occasionally to avoid burning.
Alternatively, you can toss your cashews in a skillet over medium heat for 3–5 minutes, or until the cashews become slightly brown.
Either way is easy, delicious and healthy!
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This recipe is very easy and fast to make not only for the Chinese New Year but anytime you want.
Let’s see the ingredients for around 24 cookies:
- 100g Plain flour
- 7.5g Potato Starch
- 2g Baking Soda
- 2 Pinches Salt
- 20g Vegetable Oil
- 50g Melted Unsalted Butter
- 60g Sugar
- 20g Blended Cashew
- Whole Cashew Nuts (topping)
- 1 Egg (egg wash)
Preheat the oven to 180°C.
Mix flour, potato starch, salt and baking soda in a bowl. Blend together with a spoon so that its evenly mixed.
In another bowl, mix the oil, melted butter, sugar and blended cashews.
Add in the dry ingredients into the wet and mix thoroughly till combined. The dough should not be sticky and should be able to roll into a ball in the palm of your hand.
Lay out parchment over a baking tray and roll small 1-inch balls and place on tray. Next, press gently in the center with your thumb to make a small indent and place 1 piece of roasted cashew in the indent. Don’t worry about the cracks as long as it keeps together.
When all cookies are laid out, egg wash gently and then bake at 180°C for 8 to 10 minutes, fan on.
Once the timer has sounded, turn off the oven and allow to bake with the residual heat for another 5 minutes.
Remove from oven and consume when cooled down as it will crisp up.
I always loved crunchy cookies and these have the nutty flavour that is super delicious.
What I also love about these cashew nuts cookies is that are not too sweet and that pinches of salt are just complementing the nutty flavour perfectly.
So here it is my first recipe after I’ve finished my first ever baking classes.
Asian style cashews cookies
- 100 g Plain Flour
- 7.5 g Potato Starch
- 2 g Baking Soda
- 2 pinches Salt
- 20 g Vegetable Oil
- 50 g Melted Unsalted Butter
- 60 g Sugar
- 20 g Blended Cashew
- Whole Cashew Nuts for topping
- 1 Egg (egg wash)
- Preheat oven to 180C.
- Into a bowl mix the dry ingredients: flour, potato starch, salt and baking soda. Blend together with a spoon so that its evenly mixed.
- In another bowl, mix the oil, melted butter, sugar and blended cashews.
- Add in the dry ingredients into the wet and mix thoroughly till combined. The dough should not be sticky and should be able to roll into a ball in the palm of your hand.
- Lay out parchment over a baking tray and roll small 1-inch balls and place on tray. Next, press gently in the center with your thumb to make a small indent and place 1 piece of roasted cashew in the indent.
- When all cookies are laid out, egg wash gently and then bake at 180C for 8 to 10 minutes, fan on.
- Once the timer has sounded, turn off the oven and allow to bake with the residual heat for another 5 minutes.
- Remove from oven and consume when cooled down as it will crisp up.
I have started with an easy one.
And because is Friday, beside something delicious I also have something funny for you:
The Ultimate Melt in the Mouth Asian style Cashew Cookies 腰果酥 are very addictive!
I wouldn’t call them melt in the mouth because are crunchy but addictive definitely ☺️
I will try these at home😀.
Are really very easy and fast! I’m sure you’ll like them ☺️😉
Definitely I will, thank you 💗.
I love cashews but I don’t think I’ve ever eaten cashew cookies. These look delicious.
Honestly during the baking classes was a first for me too, as I always eat cashews as they are or in salads but not cookies ☺️
But I’ll definitely redo these as I love crunchy and nutty cookies ☺️😉
Cashews are my favourite. I am definitely going to try this.
I’m glad you like them ☺️ I’m sure you’ll like the cookies too ☺️😉
Yeah, I also think the same.
As usual you struck gold and another timeless creation,I always enjoy your vision,peace and respect
Thank you always for your kind words and support! Very appreciated!
Devono essere deliziosi! Mi piacciono molto i cashew nuts.
Grazie cara! Provali, sono molto facili ma deliziosi 😋
Strano a dirsi ma dalle mie parti non si riescono a trovare gli anacardi, quindi non li ho mai provati…😔 Questi biscotti sembrano gustosi 😋😋 arrivo con un Silos di Caffè fresco 😁 NemoInCucina!!!
Oh mi dispiace…però ti aspetto con il caffè ed io preparo i biscotti ☺️😉
The cookies look good and the jokes are funny 🙂
Thank you very much Derrick!
Yummy, yummy melts in the tummy!
Thank you very much Goff!
Pleasure. Happy Saturday.
Thank you Goff! Hope you had a wonderful weekend!
Cheers. Happy Monday.
I’m definitely giving those a go! Love cashews and nutty cookies! Thanks!
Thank you very much! Try them! You’ll like them very much then ☺️😉
Lovely recipe. Cold and snowy here is New Jersey but no power interruption.
Thank you very much! Hopefully these winter storms will stop and no more damages…😔
those look tasty and pretty easy to make. might have to try them out
Thank you very much! Try them! Definitely you’ll like them 😉☺️
Cashews are very healthy one… I’ve planned on a slightly strict sugar diet. I’m a sweet eater and it is very hard to follow that 😅 your pictures are testing me 😂😂Cashew cookies 🤤 I still take notes in my diary the classic way 😍😍 yay!!! Cashew is simply an amazing food, healthy too😍. Have a lovely weekend Ribana..💐🥂
Thank you very much Simon! Well if you’re on a strict sugar diet these cookies are perfect for you ☺️ You’ll even don’t feel the sugar ☺️😉 what you’ll feel will be the nutty and crunchy from the cashew nuts ☺️😉
Handwriting it may be classic and “old” but I wouldn’t replace it ☺️😉
Have a wonderful weekend too Simon! Relax and be happy!
Month end, being relax ? yes I am despite of all the heat coming from above 😅😜 I should try that one soon as it is pure healthy . handwriting is not classic or old, it’s basic isn’t it 😉 Have a lovely Sunday 🥰🥂
The heat is better than the cold 🥶😉
Yes, I guess handwriting it is basic ☺️ but I guess I am very basic too 🤪
Hope you had a wonderful weekend Simon! Enjoy the week ahead! ☺️
You too enjoy a Lovely Week ahead 🥂
These look really delicious. I love cashews, so how could I not love these!
Thank you very much Dorothy! Give them a go! Are really simple, fast, just a few ingredients and you have lovely nutty and crunchy cookies ☺️😉
I bet they make the house smell wonderful too!
Oh yes ☺️ Especially if you like the nutty flavor 😋☺️
I bet they taste as good as they look – simply delicious! Have a good weekend 🙂 Aiva xxx
Oh yes ☺️😉 Thank you very much Aiva! Have a wonderful and happy weekend too!
I know the recipe would be here! Hehehe 😁 Loving the cat gifs!
Hahaha…I’m slow but eventually the recipes will come out 😁😉 Thank you my dear 🤗
Haha 😄 you should do a YouTube too! Or an IGTV with your recipes 😆 I’ve had my fill of IGTV for now
I guess that will not happen as I’m very bad with YouTube…IGTV I even don’t know what is it 🙈🙈 I’ve heard of it but I’ve never watched it 🙈🙈
Oh… 😄 IGTV is right beside Instagram main page, not everyone use it though. I posted a 6 videos series in it because for some stupid reason, I feel a bit more comfortable when the the video is standing instead of laying like in YouTube. I look horrible in widescreen 😂 and to be honest I’m bad at YouTube too. 😁
Oh well, if not YouTube or IGTV then I’ll just keep waiting for an official print release 🥰
Horrible on a widescreen? What are you talking about? You’re too cute 🥰 and funny 😁
I guess I should dedicate a little more time to these videos but nowadays I’m not in the mood to dedicate enough time not even to the blog 😕 I rather read other blogs than writing my own 😒 Oh well…one day the mood will be back probably 🤪 The official print release? Ok, one very far away day 😜
Haha 😄 it’s what I feel haha…
When it comes to the release I can wait… I got patient when it comes to waiting for what I want 😁
Hahaha…patience, that’a a great strength 😉 I’m very bad at waiting 🤪🤪
I’m a very impatient person too, it’s just if it’s things I wanted bad, I can pull some amazing amount of patient. 😄
The final result is what it matters right?😁😉
Yep. Definitely 🙂
Oh and I feel the same about blogging but I want to get back… somehow
I think if we don’t bother about it too much, that day when we’ll be again willing to write will come 😉 We just need to take it easy 😉
Truly soothing words. 😌 Thanks Ribby ❤
Always my pleasure 🥰😉🤗
It is delectable !! 😊
Thank you very much Suni!
We have something similar here in South India. It is called coconut-cashew macaroons (looks nothing like the colorful ones). Maybe you could bake it someday (in May preferably, I am on my way to Singapore, remember?😉😉)
Of course I remember 😉 I’m still waiting! I’ll try to be ready by then 😉
They look delicious 😋..
Thank you very much!
You are so welcome..
I don’t like cashews but they look crunchy and my mouth is already salivating after your wonderful captivating photography. 😛
Thank you very much Kritika! You don’t like cashew? Why? 😄 I hope no allergies 😊
I ceased having them long time ago. I don’t know but when you have one, you are tempted for another and soon you would have a whole box without realising that you need to stick to limit. Which in turn has affected me and I stopped having them altogether. 😀
You are perfectly right! In fact it happens to me with all nuts 😄 and for this reason I only take a handful and I keep the package away 😁🙈 otherwise cannot stop until I don’t finish the package 😆
These look really good!
Thank you very much!
These are so cute! And you make them look so easy to make, too. They sound delicious!
Thank you Michelle! Are really very easy and fast to make ☺️😉
Another excellent post and a pen!! And cats and Cat GIFs what’s not to love?? Me thinks, once life starts to return to some kind of normality, l will post you some more pens Ribana 🙂
I swear you are making enough food stocks to feed the many – these look delish though 🙂
I used to love eating Catshews, oops no, cashews! Then l discovered l had a nut intolerance … typical.
Hahaha…thank you very much Rory for a good laugh 😂 catshews, oops…🙈😆
Thank you very much Rory but don’t worry…I still enjoy the snifty pens and I’m always amazed how after all this time they still have the perfume 😉
Nut intolerance is very problematic 😖 especially nowadays with all the nuts around…literally and figuratively 🙈😉
Tell me about it!!
There are tooooooooooo many crazies!
Very true! And then we go back to being social 😁😉
So good to look at! I bet they are insanely tasty!
You bet right 😉 Super tasty 😉 Thank you very much!
Minions are right! 😂 These cookies sounds really good! Great that those are healthy too cause I poromised to myself to reduce sugar and eat healthier!
Hahaha… 🤣 Thank you very much! Yes, my favourite types of sweets are the not so sweet ones 🤪😉 so that everyone can enjoy them 😉