If you love traditional chinese walnut cookies (核桃酥, Hup Toh Soh), this is a simple recipe for you. The ingredients are simple, no electric mixer is needed, you can whisk up everything by hand, shape them and they are ready to go into the oven. This is a quick and easy traditional walnut cookie which is crumbly with beautiful nutty flavor.

Don’t forget to check out our chinese almond cookies and peanut cookies.

Tips:

  • This recipe yields 400g cookie dough, make 15 cookies with 26g dough each. Bake with 40cm x 30cm baking tray.
  • After removing the cookies from the oven, allow to cool completely on a cooling rack before storing.
  • This small batch of cookies use only 40g of walnut, pan roast the walnuts will be easier than using an oven.
  • Baking times and temperatures are for reference; adjust accordingly depending on individual oven.

Chinese Version: 传统核桃酥食谱

Walnut Cookies Recipe

Chinese Walnut Cookies Recipe (Hup Toh Soh) | MyKitchen101en

Yield: 15 pieces of cookie

Ingredients:

Ingredients (A):

  • 150g low protein flour (cake flour)
  • 1¼ tsp of baking powder
  • ⅛ tsp fine salt

Ingredients (B):

  • 40g walnut
  • 40g salted butter (room temperature)
  • 40g oil
  • 100g fine sugar
  • 30g egg (beaten,about half medium size egg)

Egg wash: 15g beaten egg

 

Instructions:

1 Combine 150g low protein flour, 1¼ tsp of baking powder and ⅛ tsp fine salt, sift the flour mixture twice to incorporate and distribute the salt and baking powder evenly.

Walnut Cookies Recipe

2 Coarsely chop 40g walnut.

Walnut Cookies Recipe

3 Pan roast chopped walnut with a dry pan over medium heat. Stir constantly with a spatula until fragrant or lightly brown. This recipe uses small amount of walnut, it should take about 2-3 minutes of toasting, set aside to cool.

Walnut Cookies Recipe

4 Add walnut to a food processor/dry mill, mix with some flour mixture, about the same amount of flour from instruction 1. Adding flour will help keep the nut dry so that it can be ground finely without turning to paste.

Walnut Cookies Recipe

5 Combine walnut with the flour mixture, press any lumps with a spatula to break them up, mix until well blended.

Walnut Cookies Recipe

6 Combine 40g salted butter, 40g of oil, 100g fine sugar and 30g egg, whisk for about 1½ minutes until light and fluffy.

Walnut Cookies Recipe
 

7 Mix in dry ingredients, fold with a spatula until dough forms.

Walnut Cookies Recipe

8 Wrap the cookie dough with cling wrap and rest for 15 minutes.

Walnut Cookies Recipe

9 Cookie dough is about 400g, divide into 15 portions with 26g each, arrange on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.

Walnut Cookies Recipe

10 Roll each dough into ball-shaped and flatten slightly, press the cookies dough with your thumb to create a hollow center.

Walnut Cookies Recipe

11 Brush with egg wash.

Walnut Cookies Recipe

12 Bake in preheated oven at 170°C (340°F) for 24 minutes.

Walnut Cookies Recipe

13 Allow the cookies to cool on a cooling rack for 1 hour after removing from oven.

Walnut Cookies Recipe

14 Keep in an airtight container when the cookies are completely cooled, or you may heat seal the homemade walnut cookies in cookies packaging bag to keep them fresh.

Walnut Cookies Recipe
Walnut Cookies Recipe
 
Walnut Cookies Recipe

Chinese Walnut Cookies Recipe (Hup Toh Soh)

If you love traditional chinese walnut cookies, this is a simple recipe for you. The ingredients are simple, you can whisk up everything by hand, shape them and they are ready to go into the oven.
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Prep Time 50 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Cookies, Tea Time
Cuisine Cantonese, Chinese
Servings 15 pieces
Calories 126 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Ingredients (A):

  • 150 g low protein flour cake flour
  • tsp of baking powder
  • tsp fine salt

Ingredients (B):

  • 40 g walnut
  • 40 g salted butter room temperature
  • 40 g oil
  • 100 g fine sugar
  • 30 g egg beaten,about half medium size egg

Egg wash:

  • 15 g beaten egg

Instructions
 

  • Combine 150g low protein flour, 1¼ tsp of baking powder and ⅛ tsp fine salt, sift the flour mixture twice to incorporate and distribute the salt and baking powder evenly.
    Walnut Cookies Recipe
  • Coarsely chop 40g walnut.
    Walnut Cookies Recipe
  • Pan roast chopped walnut with a dry pan over medium heat. Stir constantly with a spatula until fragrant or lightly brown. This recipe uses small amount of walnut, it should take about 2-3 minutes of toasting, set aside to cool.
    Walnut Cookies Recipe
  • Add walnut to a food processor/dry mill, mix with some flour mixture, about the same amount of flour from instruction 1. Adding flour will help keep the nut dry so that it can be ground finely without turning to paste.
    Walnut Cookies Recipe
  • Combine walnut with the flour mixture, press any lumps with a spatula to break them up, mix until well blended.
    Walnut Cookies Recipe
  • Combine 40g salted butter, 40g of oil, 100g fine sugar and 30g egg, whisk for about 1½ minutes until light and fluffy.
    Walnut Cookies Recipe
  • Mix in dry ingredients, fold with a spatula until dough forms.
    Walnut Cookies Recipe
  • Wrap the cookie dough with cling wrap and rest for 15 minutes.
    Walnut Cookies Recipe
  • Cookie dough is about 400g, divide into 15 portions with 26g each, arrange on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
    Walnut Cookies Recipe
  • Roll each dough into ball-shaped and flatten slightly, press the cookies dough with your thumb to create a hollow center.
    Walnut Cookies Recipe
  • Brush with egg wash.
    Walnut Cookies Recipe
  • Bake in preheated oven at 170°C (340°F) for 24 minutes.
    Walnut Cookies Recipe
  • Allow the cookies to cool on a cooling rack for 1 hour after removing from oven.
    Walnut Cookies Recipe
  • Keep in an airtight container when the cookies are completely cooled, or you may heat seal the homemade walnut cookies in cookies packaging bag to keep them fresh.
    Walnut Cookies Recipe

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Notes

This recipe yields 15 pieces of cookies.
The nutritional value for reference is for 1 piece of cookie.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 126kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 2gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 76mgPotassium: 27mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 84IUVitamin C: 0.03mgCalcium: 26mgIron: 0.3mg
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