Chinese Walnut Cookies

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Ingredients:

100g lard

½ cup caster sugar

¼ tsp salt

1 large egg (beaten and divided)

1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour

¼ cup corn flour

½ tsp baking soda

¼ tsp baking powder

75g walnuts (roasted and coarsely ground)

12 walnut halves

Preparation Instructions:

  1. In a mixing bowl, add in lard, caster sugar and salt. Whisk to combine.
  2. Add in ¾ portion of the beaten egg. Whisk to combine.
  3. Add in all-purpose flour, corn flour, baking soda and baking powder. Stir to combine.
  4. Add in coarsely ground walnuts. Stir to combine and knead into a dough.
  5. Divide the dough into 12 equal portions, i.e. 54g each.
  6. Shape each dough into a ball and place on a lined baking sheet 3-inch apart from each other.
  7. Preheat oven at 180C.
  8. Gently press a walnut halves into each cookie dough.
  9. Use a pastry brush to apply the remaining beaten egg as egg wash onto each cookie dough.
  10. Bake at preheated oven at 180C for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
  11. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and leave the Chinese walnut cookies to cool completely before serving and remaining to be kept into an air-tight container.
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