Saturday, January 22, 2011

Roasted Chestnut Cookies


















Saw this recipe from Wendy's blog ,  I knew I would love to try this out . Chestnut being my favorite  especially roasted ones.  After asking her where I can get the ready roasted ones  , and after buying them from Jusco , I came back and made them . It looks easy and really it was simple compared to other CNY cookies.  I added, vanilla extract,  cinnamon and nutmeg to it for some flavors.  Thanks Wendy for sharing this wonderful cookies with us.


















The steps to make this chestnut cookies are simple and not time consuming at all , just mill the roasted chestnuts in a food processor. I prefer it not too fine so that I get the crunchy feel of the chestnut bits when I bite into the cookies :)  Wendy gave a very accurate measurement of the ingredients and the dough turned out perfectly well.  Roll them into small  round balls and baked in a preheated oven of 200C for 20 minutes
( my oven )  My oven is a bit cranky, so I need a longer time to bake them :)

















they looks like little marbles....and until you eat them
you will know how fragrant and tasty they are :)
wonderful cookies with the icing sugar on them

















I didn't do justice to Wendy's recipe ....taste good 
but my make up cookies look horrible :p

















I am so grateful for this Ipod Touch ...
so convenient ....
when I am baking the recipe is there for me to refer to ...
I don't have to run to my comp anymore
each time I forget the ingredients....:)



Roasted Chestnut Cookies  - taken from Wendy

Ingredients:

225gm butter, softened 
50gm icing sugar
225gm roasted chestnuts 
250gm +50gm cake flour
Icing sugar for coating 
* I added 
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
1/2 tsp nutmeg powder



Method:

1. Mill package chestnuts until fine. Mix with 250gm cake flour.
2. Mix butter and icing sugar with a large spoon. No need to beat til fluffy, just mix to combine.
3. Pour half of the chestnut flour into butter mixture and mix. Add in the balance.
4. If dough is too wet and soft, adjust with the 50gm of flour, you may not add all. Some chestnuts are drier and some are wetter.
5. Form small balls of dough, as big as a small fishball, or the size of a small lime.
6. Preheat oven to 180(fan)/200C
7. Arrange on baking pan (1 inch space is enough) and bake for 12 minutes. If your cookies are larger, please extend the time.
8. Place ½ cup icing sugar in a small basin, if icing sugar is clumpy, run it in the mill for a few seconds.
9. When cookies are done, remove from oven. While they are still hot, coat with icing sugar by putting a few of the hot cookies into the icing sugar(8) and move the basin with a sifting motion to coat. Place sugared cookies back on to tray and let it cool and coat the rest of the cookies in the same way.


Enjoy and have fun baking this.

Thank you Wendy for this recipe




I am submitting this for  " Sweets for a  Saturday " #2  




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15 comments:

  1. So glad you loved them.
    Easy and quick to do right? Hehe.
    I think if u used a sifting motion to coat the cookies, it'll produce a smoother coating as the knocking of the cookies on the sides of the bowl seem to compact the sugar onto the surface.
    BTW, my hubby ask me few days back whether I want an Ipod, should I say yes? Haha.

    And I'm going to Jusco tonight. A night's off with my hubby to paktoh. So so long never watch movie oredi, and my girl's ex nanny took them away for dinner, which was why I have some time off.

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  2. Wendy.....Say YESSSSS to the Ipod Touch. You will love it, no need to copy down recipes anymore !!! Enjoy your movie then :)

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  3. elin and wendy, both of you are making me dreaming of the IPOD again!!

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  4. Yum, I've always loved the taste of chestnuts in Asian pastries so the idea of it in a cookie sounds wonderful. Your cookies look so pretty, like little snowballs. I have a new linky on my blog called "Sweets for a Saturday" and I'd like to invite you to stop by this weekend and link this up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/01/sweets-for-saturday-1_21.html

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  5. I saw these cookies at Wendy's yours look as nice. Elin, I love my Iphone too, find it so convenience, I do not need to bring my laptop to kitchen any more :)

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  6. Wow how simple is that to make the roasted chestnut cookies. I can't wait to try this :)
    Tes
    http://tesathome.com

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  7. Fantastic cookies! I love chestnuts and I can just imagine the taste of these delicious treats. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Yummy! You must be busy baking cookies for CNY. Here's wishing u n family a very prosperous CNY.

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  9. Lena...get one please..it makes things easy for us..but if you have iphone than no need lo :)

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  10. Lisa...sure , I will participate this weekend :) keeping my fingers crossed that I remember to do that :)


    Jess...yess it is convenient very convenient for me :)


    Tes ....it is a simple to make cookies that taste great too :)


    Diethood....you are welcoame :)



    Wenn...I have been so busy lately with the kids stuff ( edu ) and the baking for CNY. Will bake you something after the CNY :)

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  11. I bet these melt in your mouth:) Using roasted nuts is so much more flavorful!

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  12. I love roasted chestnuts, and I will have to get some to make these cookies. They sound delicious. I found you through the Sweets for a Saturday link.
    :)

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  13. These look great! I'm always trying to figure out what to do with roasted chestnuts. Came from your Sweets for a Saturday link.

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  14. This is a very interesting cookie - with chestnuts. Thank you for sharing. Happy Chinese New Year !

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  15. Thanks so much for linking up to Sweets for a Saturday. I hope you'll be able to join me again.

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