Another type of cookie that is easy to put together is Green Pea cookies. I have never heard of Green Pea Cookie until last year. All of a sudden, almost all the household I visited during CNY last year served these cookies. Subsequently I found out that this recipe came from Alan Ooi's New Year Cookies cookbook.
These cookies are slightly different from the usual cookies that are sweet and loaded with sugar. The green colour of these cookies also make them stand out when serve amongst the usual pale looking cookies. On top of that, the salt in the cookies contributed to the unique flavour of salty-sweetness.
The green peas used for this recipe have been pre-fried and milled. This is available from speciality shops that sell products used for baking.
Green Pea Cookies
130g green pea flour*
100g icing sugar
1/4 tsp salt
150g plain flour
100ml groundnut oil (peanut oil)
Sift flour, salt and icing sugar into a mixing bowl. Then slowly stir in groundnut oil.
While stiring, bring mixture together to form a dough. I prefer to do this using my hands.
Roll dough between 2 plastic sheets to 0.5cm thickness. Cut dough to desired shapes using a cookie cutter.
Arrange cookies on lined baking tray and bake at 170C for 10-15 minutes.
Cookies should not be brown but slightly pale in colour after baking.
*If green pea flour is not available, replace it with ready fried green peas available from supermarket. But mill the green pea finely before usage.