Walnut cookies or ‘Hup Toh Soh’ is a Chinese cookie made of walnut which is crispy & crumbly. Easy walnut cookies recipe, great for Chinese New Year!
250 g (9 oz) all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
50 g (2 oz) ground walnuts
1/2 teaspoon salt
120 g (4 oz) granulated sugar
10 g butter (1/2 oz) + 10 g (1/2 oz) shortening or 20 g (1 oz) butter
1/2 teaspoon alkaline water
150 g (5 oz) peanut oil or cooking oil
50 g (2 oz) walnut halves
1 egg yolk plus 1 teaspoon oil
Divide dough into 20g each and flatten it a little with fork. Top with half a walnut. Brush the top with egg wash.
Bake at 170C (340F) for 30 minutes or until the top is slightly brown.
I am so glad that my contributor Siew Loon is back from her long hiatus on Rasa Malaysia. Siew Loon is a great friend and she is such a wonderful baker, especially Chinese New Year cookies. I remember a few years ago, she brought me a bottle of her homemade pineapple tarts when we met up for Chinese New Year. Anyway, today, she is sharing with us the recipe of Chinese walnut cookies. Enjoy!
Happy New Year to all Rasa Malaysia readers. When I was browsing through the various blogs for cookies to bake for the Lunar New Year, this recipe of walnut cookes from Nasi Lemak Lover instantly caught my eyes. It reminds me of my childhood days where we would go to the market to buy these cookies and eat them with a cup of coffee.
After reading her blog post, I realized that most walnut cookies do not have walnuts in it. But I have edited the recipe a bit and added ground walnuts and shortening into it as I simply love nuts. The end result is these absolutely delicious walnut cookies topped with walnut pieces that are buttery, crumbly, and nutty. They are great for the upcoming Lunar New Year, when friends and family gather together and some cookies to enjoy during the festivities. They are also very easy to make and you don’t need a mixer because you can mix everything with hands.
To those celebrating Lunar New Year, happy year of horse to you all.