Saturday, January 5, 2013

Home-Baked Green Peas Cookies

 
Chanced upon a blog post with picture of the Green Peas Cookies that looked tantalizing enough for me to read further on the recipe. The recipe looked simple so I decided to give it a shot.
 
The green peas snack took me quite some time to look for initially. I was looking for the non-coated ones in NTUC, Cold Storage and Giant but only found flour coated, wasabi coated and garlic coated ones. So in the end, I settled for the flour coated.
 
As I did not have any stone type pounder or coffee grinder, I used my mini wooden type pounder and grinded my peas for more than an hour. My hubby helped and the grinding gave him a perspiring good time! We would definitely go for the green peas powder the next time we bake the cookies again. I found out that Cold storage at Centrepoint sells and somebody blogged that Sun Lik sells it too. For  those who has effective grinder, it would be still good to grind as you can control how fine to grind. If you want the tiny green specks to be visible in the cookies and  have a little crunchiness, do not grind too fine. Personally like the visible greens specks on the cookies!
 
My girls loved to help though it took much longer for us to complete. We managed to spend a good afteroon with this.  We spooned up some of the mixture and flattened between the baking sheets with the rolling pin. My mixture did not form a smooth dough that detaches from the mixing bowl, but do stick when compressed between sheets. For smoother dough, can add a little more oil. I didn't want to add too much oil for health reason. Mine still cuts easily with the cookie cutter.
 
The cookies tasted good though not melt in the mouth type. I'm glad to be able to munch into some of the green peas nibblets.   
 
Recipe adapted from My Kitchen blog and made reference from Happy Cup
Ingredients: (Mine yielded about 60-70 cookies)
120 gm green peas, snack type (grinded) (I bought Tai Sun's Coated Green Peas 140g and grinded the whole pack while eating some as we grind)
100 gm icing sugar (I reduced to 60gm)
¼ tsp salt
180 gm plain flour
100 gm vegetable oil

Glazing: (I omitted glazing coz didn't like the brownish look on top)
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 170ÂșC for about 15 mins or until the surface is browned.
  6. Cool completely on rack before storing.