100g shortening (orbutter or margarine) 9095g castor sugar 1 egg yolk 1/2 tsp vanilla essence 100g plain flour 1/4 tsp salt 60g ground cashew nuts For decoration Some cashew nuts, halved For glazing: Beat together 1 egg 23 tbsp water
1 Sift the plain flour together with the 1/4 tsp of salt. 2 Cream butter and sugar till light and creamy. 3 Beat in egg yolk and essence. 4 Fold in ground cashew nuts and sifted dry ingredients and mix into a dough. 5 Shape teaspoonfuls of the mixture into balls and place on greased cookie trays. 6 Press half a cashew nut into the centre of each ball and brush lightly with egg glaze. 7 Bake in batches in a preheated oven at 180°C for 1015 minutes or until light brown and crisp. 8 Transfer cookies onto a wire rack to cool before storing.