Asian style cashews cookies

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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.

Asian style cashews cookies
These cashew nuts cookies are very easy and fast to make not only for the Chinese New Year but anytime you want.
Check out this recipe

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.

Cashew nuts cookies Asian style (Photo credit: Popsicle Society)

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) 
Cashew nuts cookies Asian style – ingredients (Photo credit: Popsicle Society)

Directions:

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. 

Cashew nuts cookies Asian style – dry ingredients (Photo credit: Popsicle Society)

In another bowl, mix the oil, melted butter, sugar and blended cashews. 

Cashew nuts cookies Asian style – wet ingredients (Photo credit: Popsicle Society)

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. 

Cashew nuts cookies Asian style (Photo credit: Popsicle Society)

I always loved crunchy cookies and these have the nutty flavour that is super delicious.

Cashew nuts cookies Asian style (Photo credit: Popsicle Society)

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.

Cashew nuts cookies Asian style (Photo credit: Popsicle Society)

So here it is my first recipe after I’ve finished my first ever baking classes.

Asian style cashews cookies

These cashew nuts cookies are very easy and fast to make not only for the Chinese New Year but anytime you want.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Asian cookies, Dessert, sweets
Cuisine Asian
Servings 24 pieces

Ingredients
  

  • 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) 

Instructions
 

  • 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. 
Keyword Asian style cashews cookies, cashew nuts

I have started with an easy one.

And because is Friday, beside something delicious I also have something funny for you:

Wish you all a wonderful, happy and relaxing weekend!

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82 thoughts

    1. 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 ☺️😉

  1. 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!!!

  2. 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..💐🥂

    1. 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!

      1. 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 🥰🥂

      2. 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! ☺️

      1. 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 🙈🙈

      2. 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 🥰

      3. 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 😜

  3. 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?😉😉)

  4. Drooling…
    I don’t like cashews but they look crunchy and my mouth is already salivating after your wonderful captivating photography. 😛

      1. 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. 😀

      2. 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 😆

  5. 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.

    1. 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 🙈😉

  6. 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!

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