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Green Pea Cookies ~ CNY 2012



These Green Pea cookies do not need much introduction as they have surfaced amongst the Chinese New Year cookies in recent years.  This recipe is adapted from Elinluv's Tidbits Corner and these melt-in-the-mouth cookies are really very yummy and you won't really stop at one.





These cookies are very easy to make and making them is not labour intensive..... worth trying!

Recipe for Green Pea Cookies    (Makes 70)

Ingredients
  • 260 gm green pea powder
  • 160 gm icing sugar
  • 1/2  tsp salt
  • 340 gm self-raising flour
  • 200 ml vegetable oil  (you may need to add a bit more)
  • 1 egg yolk + 1/2 tsp water for glazing 
  • Sunflower seeds for decoration  (optional)
    Method
    1. Sift flour with the salt and sift in the icing sugar.  Add in the pea powder and mix all the ingredients thoroughly.  Add oil sparingly and slowly mix till the dough does not stick to the hands.
    2. Let dough rest for about 15 mins., covered.
    3. Roll dough into small balls and arrange them on a parchment lined baking tray. Apply egg glaze.  Stick on a sunflower seed.
    4. Bake in a preheated oven @ 180 deg C for 15 mins.
         5.  Allow cookies to cool on tray for about 10
              mins. before removing them onto a wire
              rack  to cool completely.
         6.  Store cookies in an air-tight cookie jar.
    Note :
    Alternatively you can roll the dough to 1/4  inch thick, in between 2 plastic sheets and cut out with a cookie cutter.  Apply egg glaze.



    Comments

    1. I've never tried this before. Look good! Hope I got time to get the green pea powder tomorrow.

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    2. I've been seeing this a lot maybe I should try making some!

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    3. i have this every year in my house..next i'm going to shop for these..not making them though. You must be busy making cny cookies at home.

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    4. Ann
      I like this. Melt-in-the-mouth cookies. My children like it too.

      pigpigscorner
      Yes, you should try making them, very easy to make.

      Lena
      Yes, I'm pretty tied up with housework and baking cookies.

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    5. Awesome! I wanna try for CNY this year, but sorry wanna ask where can i get green pea powder?

      Thanks!

      Genevieve
      smudgedcircles@hotmail.com

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    6. Haha great minds think alike :) and you did a great job on it. Thanks for the mention :)

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    7. I love those cookies..a guilty-free sweet treat.

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    8. Genevieve
      I bought this from the shop that sells all baking ingredients. Normally this is only available at this time of the year.

      Elin
      Thank you, great minds think alike but fools .........ha, ha!

      Angie
      Yes, agree with you, guilty-free!

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    9. The texture looks so soft & nice. Definitely melt in mouth kind of cookies. YUmmmm.... Love it. I'm sure there'll be more coming up after this.
      Enjoy & have a great weekend.
      Kristy

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    10. Kristy
      I'm going to 'sou koong' after tomorrow. You have a nice week ahead.

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    11. Hi, while searching for green pea cookies, came across your blog. The cookies look really lovely. Will be baking them for the coming Chinese New Year. Any difference in taste and aroma between store-bought green pea flour and pounding my own roasted green pea into flour? Thanks

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      1. Hi, I've never tried pounding the green pea flour. Gosh, that'll be so labour intensive. I'll opt for store-bought green pea flour anytime!

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    12. Hello,

      I would love to feature your Green Pea Cookie recipe in the February email newsletter 'Pea Snaps', sent out by Best Cooking Pulses (www.bestcookingpulses.com). The email newsletter will be published for the Chineese New Year of 2013. Please do let me know if it is OK to share with our readers.

      Thanks for considering!

      Best regards,
      Margaret Hughes

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