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
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
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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