don't bother about its name, putri salju literally means snow white. it has nothing to do with the cookie and probably the only reason why its named after snow white is due to the color of the cookie and the look of snowy-like icing sugar. this one is my favorite cookies growing up, i could never get enough of this. however, it's been a very very long time since the last time i ate this cookies. due to the crazy amount of its icing sugar-coating, my mom and people around me tend to keep their distant from this incredibly delicious and addictive cookies. i ever made this cookies once before i started blogging and i didn't really like the way it turned out to be, the reason is simply because the icing sugar didn't coat the cookies thickly enough and it lost its sensation of those cool and sweet effect of icing sugar, which made me feel like eating just another buttery cookies.
sometimes ago, i suddenly saw some photos of this cookies on instagram and just realized how i really really miss munching and having this sweet treats around. to favor my cravings, i decided to quickly make this cookie since i coincidentally also have 500 grams of cashews in hands. this cookie uses toasted cashew powder in it and that's probably the reason why they are so addictive aside than the icing sugar itself. it is originally crescent-shaped, but using cookie cutter is just not my favorite thing to do so i simply round them into balls, i personally thought they look cuter in ball form which makes them looks like a snowball.
175 gr butter, softened
50 gr icing sugar
125 gr toasted cashew nuts, ground into powder (it's okay to leave some chunks)
175 gr low protein flour
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of salt
coating and dusting:
confectioners sugar (choose the one for dusting), vanilla powder - combined together.
*you will need no more than 200 grams
- preheat oven to 160*C, combine all dry ingredients, set aside. prepare some baking sheets or jelly roll pan.
- cream butter and sugar together until pale and fluffy, add vanilla. gradually add dry ingredients and mixed until evenly incorporated. chill the dough in the fridge for about 20-30 minutes.
- round the dough into a bite size ball, arrange on the pan leaving 2 inches apart from each other.
- bake in the preheated oven for 20-30 minutes until cookies are crunchy enough to your taste. remove from the oven. let it cool down a little.
- while the cookie is still warm to the touch, roll them in the confectioners sugar mixture. until it's thickly coated. (for the easier way, you can put some of the cookies in a container or plastic bag add the confectioners sugar mixture and carefully shake them, taking care of not breaking all the cookies into crumbs).
- eat them when its completely cooled, they will taste better.