Thursday, January 19, 2012

Walnut Red Bean Cookies

I know. Here am I still blogging about what I did for Christmas (and the left overs) and Chinese New Year is just around the corner. Again, this year, we are celebrating it in Perth with Hubby's extended family members and it is just NOT the same without the festive feel around us.

While many bloggers have already started blogging about their CNY bakes, I have only just began. This recipe comes from Patisie Chong, a well known cook back in Singapore/Malaysia. I love how unique some of her cookies are and this one is no different.

Bite into one, and you will find red bean paste. You can also use lotus paste but I couldn't find any in our local stores. Probably because it isn't moon cake festive. However, I think red bean suits CNY more yeah?

Walnut Red Bean Cookies (Makes around 10)
200 grams plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
130 grams margarine
70 grams icing sugar
1 whole egg
1 egg yolk

60 grams of walnuts
1 egg yolk whisked

80 grams of lotus seed paste

Preheat oven to 180C and lined a baking tray.

Knead all ingredients (other than decoration and filling) till it become soft dough.
Measure filling into 8 grams balls. Wrap dough around it. Brush with yolk and decorate with a small piece of walnut. Bake for around 20 minutes.

HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR!! May the Dragon Year bring you closer to your wishes!! 



Mochachocolata Rita said...

i loveee the idea of the filling! too bad i am not a red bean fan, maybe replace with chocolate? heheheeeee

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

red bean filling in cookie, very new to me..must be yummy yummy!

lena said...

these are kind of special for CNY and i also think they are auspicious too! wishing you a very happy chinese new year!! GOng Xi Fa Cai!

Little Corner of Mine said...

This is interesting, love the red bean filling, must be yummy!

noobcook said...

never too late to bake yummies. wishing you 龙年快乐!

Joanne said...

I'm a red bean paste addict. No lie. I'll be making these for CNY. Or just because I NEED THEM in my life.

tigerfish said...

Really interesting with the red bean filling.

Gong Xi Fa Cai!

babe_kl said...

Xin Nian Kuai Le from my family to yours... May the year of the dragon bring you much happiness, prosperity and good health!

Kitchen Belleicious said...

okay this is new to me but I am loving it> the filling sounds amazing

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