When my mother came up with the name of her first cookbook the term "All-American" only seemed fit. After all, she was 1st generation Chinese married to an American, Irish, Norwegian man living in Nebraska where traditional Chinese ingredients were not made readily available. It isn't until now that I truly understand the meaning of the All-American... (read more)

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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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