CNYB Part II: Green Peas Cookies

CNYB Part II: Green Peas Cookies

When I was a kid, my sister liked to bake or make some cookies for Chinese New Year with one of my cousins living nearby. They were very serious about their projects then, I was not allowed to tag along. Think about it, gosh... it was more than 20 years ago! They baked and made lots of cookies, but I can only name a few. Love letters and peanut cookies were among the common ones. Today, I am still wondering how did they bake those cookies as my aunt's place did not have an oven. Not to mention our house, we did not even had the electricity and water supply.

Pounded Green Peas

Instead of peanut cookies, I baked something different this year - green peas cookies. The recipe is adapted from a peanut cookies recipe, substituted peanut with green peas. I personally like it very much, tasting had turned into snacking. I doubled up this recipe, got three small containers of cookies. Should I bake more?


Ingredients:
120 gm green peas, snack type (grinded)
100 gm icing sugar
¼ tsp salt
180 gm plain flour
100 gm vegetable oil

Glazing:
1 egg yolk
½ tbsp milk

Methods:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, bring together all ingredients and mix until a dough is formed.
  2. Roll out dough between two sheets of plastic, about 1cm in thickness.
  3. Cut dough with cookies cutter and place onto baking tray lined with baking paper.
  4. Glaze with egg yolk mixture.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven at 170ºC for about 15 mins or until the surface is browned.
  6. Cool completely on rack before storing.

Comments :

28 comments to “CNYB Part II: Green Peas Cookies”
zaliana said...
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lydia
u tumbuk kacang hijau tu pakai lesung batu ke? i ingat nak try jugak ni .

Lydia said...
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ya, i guna lesung batu. buat sikit2 oklah guna lesung, klu banyak... penat.

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...
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You are so creative..
So, did you peel off the peas skin before mashing them?

MommyAngel said...
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Can we substitue the milk with something else here? Love to try this but my daughter can't take any milk products yet. Thanks.

Manggy said...
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Oh! That's quite a unique ingredient, very well done! :)

Lydia said...
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Joanne:
I bought those snack green peas, deep-fried type, and grind with peel on.

MommyAngel:
You can omit the milk, I added milk to lighten the glaze colour. If using 100% yolk the glaze will be darker in colour after baked.

Manggy:
Thanks! Any CNY celebration in Philipine?

diva said...
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these are super pretty! i can't wait to get some CNY goodies. or make some if i'm not lazy.

Anonymous said...
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Are green peas "luk tou"?

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...
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ooo, ok ok..
i think that type of peas is more fragrant ya?

mycookinghut said...
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wow.. this looks good!!! You have been baking lately for CNY!! Well done!

Lydia said...
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diva:
Bake some! Happy Chinese New Year.

Anonymous:
It is not mung bean or green bean for cooking sweet soup, but snack type green peas. It is usually on the shelf together with roasted nuts and other snack.

Joanne:
Ya, it is. And I like its greenish colours.

Leemei:
Thanks! Are you celebrating CNY there?

MommyAngel said...
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I have tried your recipe and put up a link back to your page here. Hope you don't mind ya :)

MommyAngel said...
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Oh ya ... forgoet to tell you your cookies taste so great!!! You are a great cook and baker :)

MommyAngel said...
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Hi Lydia, sorry for the delay in my post because something was wrong with my blogger just now .... I have post up your green pea cookies link below ..... you really are so talented.

http://mommydaddyangel.blogspot.com/2009/01/preparations-for-cny_22.html

Happy Chinese New Year to you and your family :)

Anonymous said...
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Hi Lydia

I have tried teh green pea biscuit, but it turn out hard. Could you advise why yours look more fluffy..

Lydia said...
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MommyAngel,
Thanks for the compliments, so kind of you. Glad that you like this recipe and thanks for the feedback. You are welcome to link back to my post anytime. Happy Chinese New Year.


Anonymous,
Sorry to hear that. I'm not sure what went wrong with your cookies, did you subbed any ingredients? Or added additional flour?

Meg said...
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I have never heard of such a treat. I am so excited to sneak it past my children.

Swee Cheng said...
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Hi Lydia,

The green peas, should I use coated or uncoated type? :)
Maybe you can share with me the brand that you use?

Thanks

My @ddictions said...
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Hi Lydia,
May i know the green pea are salted or coated? thank you :))

Lydia said...
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Swee Cheng & My @ddictions,

The peas I used was not coated with flour (not sure if I got you right), but with hull and salted.

I bought the loose type, don't know what brand. Can get it at pasar malam or shop selling snack. Some supermarket has snack corner, selling it too.

All the best.

Pepela said...
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What a great recipe!
i'm going to try this..
Thank you..

Anonymous said...
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I have tried this and made another round of time (finished before CNY). Many of my frens/ relatives are liking this and asked for the recipes! You will experience the nice fragrance of the green peas first before u put it in your mouth. Great taste! Marvelous! Have a try!
Cheers, Aries

Lydia said...
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Hi Aries,
Thanks for dropped by and glad that you guys loved this cookie. I guess it will stay on your CNY baking list for some times.
cheers,
Lydia

Anonymous said...
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Hi Lydia,

I am interested in making this cookie. I went around the supermarkets to look for snack green peas and found that they are all coated with yellowish flour. I saw brands like Camel, Tong Garden, etc.

Are they the same type as the one that you used for this recipe previously?

Please advise.

Thanks.

Regards,
Lynn

Lydia said...
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Hi Lynn,

I used the one coated with salt, not the flour type. It is usually available at the self-service dried foods/snacks area. This year I am in lazy mood, bought a pack of green pea flour, cookies are edible but lack of aroma. It is really worth to grind the peas, I am also going to get some peas and make extra batch.

Hope you can find the pea and happy baking!

Happy new year!

cheers,
Lydia

Anonymous said...
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Hi Lydia,

Thanks for the prompt reply. Will keep a look out for the type of green peas that you mentioned.

I will stay clear of the green pea flour. Thanks for the tips. =)

Regards,
Lynn

Anonymous said...
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Hi, may I check with you the ingredient 100gm vegetable oil is how many ML?

Lydia said...
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It says 105.263 ml on this conversion calculator >>

http://www.gourmetsleuth.com/cooking-conversions/cooking-conversions-calculator.aspx

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