Crunchy Tea Cookies

A light, nutty and crunchy cookie great with tea. What makes these cookies so unique: the Cashew nut!

1 large egg
¾ cup brown sugar
1 cup roasted and salted cashews nuts (5 oz.)
¼ cup creamy peanut butter (Skippy brand)
¾ cups all-purpose flour
Powder sugar

In a large bowl, beat the egg and brown sugar together until smooth. Use a food processor to finely ground the cashews into a powder. Add the finely grounded cashews and peanut butter to the egg and sugar mixture. Mix until smooth. Add flour to bowl. Knead into a soft, workable dough. Place the dough on a floured board and divide into four equal parts. Roll each piece into a long rope. Divide each rope in half and then into quarters, totaling 32 pieces. Using the palms of your hands, roll each piece into a ball. Use a rolling pin to gently flatten each piece into a 1/8 inch thick, 3 inch round circle. The edge of the cookies will be slightly jagged.

To Cook:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place cookies on 2 large ungreased cookie sheets. Bake the cookies in the center of the oven for 6 to 7 minutes, until light golden brown. Be careful not to burn. Remove cookies from oven. Cool until the cookies become crisp. Dust with powder sugar.

Makes 32 cookies
Preparation time: 20 to 25 minutes
Cooking time: 6 to 7 minutes

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  2. jo bass Says:

    I have enjoyed your first cookbook for years(signed and given to me in 1981).I remember meeting you at your restaurant in California! i also loved finding this website. I keep going back to original recipe for potstickers which uses ground beef…why the change to pork?Thank you for years of delicious dinners.

  3. Lucy McHale Says:

    While I was growing up I only had pork with vegetable pot stickers. Since the ground beef is so good in this country, I enjoy making beef pot stickers for our family. Pork pot stickers are preferred by a lot of people and common in Chinese restaurants. So I put a pork pot stickers recipe into my second cookbook using ready made dough from supermarkets.
    Thank you for your nice comments. Hope you will enjoy the online cookbook too.

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