Saturday, January 14, 2012

Green Peas Cookies

Chinese New Year is just a week away and everyone is busy preparing to usher in the Dragon Year on 23th January,2012 .  Spring cleaning , gate given a coat of new paint , replacing old furnitures with new ones and mostly families will be busying baking away...trying out new cookies recipes etc. For me, I don't really observe all this anymore.  I will spring clean the house round the year and at times not too bothered to do anything but just sit back and put up the feet  and watch the HK/Korean dramas * wink , munching away with whatever I can get hold in the house :p   When my Piggies were younger, I will make a fuss over CNY to give them the real feel of what CNY is all about, but now , they are above 21 and to them , CNY is a time to relax and sleep in and EAT !   But I will still bake a few cookies for could I not ???  Green Peas Cookies is the first on my list  of to-do cookies....simple to make and yet deliciously melt-in-the mouth gems.  I sucks at making cookies but just the same, I will do my best to present one good one for the family :)  This year, we will be away for the CNY....yea with Jo again like the last Xmas :) so no cooking for me LOL! She has picked a Taiwanese Restaurant for our reunion dinner in KL :) This year I can really RELAX * OINK !!!

I made these gems with store bought green peas flour from the shop . Now they have everything to make things easier for us bakers :) and this time round, I am not lazy and I weighed each balls to the correct weight so that they turned out of the same sizes :p , which I did not do the last time I baked these, thus they were of different sizes !  But for this bake, I make sure I weighed all the balls to 10 g each :) and they turned out great. See!  laziness will do us no good :p  I am happy with this load of cookies and would like to share with you the recipe here which I think most of you already know how to make it :)

this is the most simple of all cookies...just stir all the dry ingredients
together till well mixed, add groundnut oil to the dry mixture
and lightly mix into a soft dough, divide the dough into 10g /ball,
make a dent on the ball with the end of a chopstick and glaze
with egg yolk on the surface

Green Peas Cookie

Ingredients :-

130 gm green pea flour
130 gm icing sugar * I reduced it to 100 gm
1/4 tsp salt
150 gm self rising flour
100 -110 ml groundnut oil - add in till you get a soft dough

1 egg yolk , beaten  - sieve it to get a smooth glaze


Mix all the dry ingredients together till well mixed, slowly add groundnut oil to the dry mixture until you get a soft dough.

Divide the dough into 10g /ball, and roll into a smooth round ball, place them on lined baking pan, 3/4 inch apart .  ( You can roll and flatten the dough to about 1/2 " thickness and press the cookies out by using cookie cutter , design of your choice )

Make a small dent on the ball with the end of a chopstick and brush the surface with egg yolk .  Put the baking pan on center rack and baked at preheated oven at 170 deg C for 15 minutes or till surface is lightly browned.   Take it out and cool on rack.  Once it is completely cooled , store them in air tight container.

Enjoy !

I hope to make the 'Woo Ha' this weekend .....hopefully it will turn out great :)

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