This cookie is my family’s favourite CNY cookies , I must say . I have made these what my sons called the Wakaka cookies (LOL) as in laughing cookies , more than 3 times already ! You must be wondering why called it the laughing cookie! Once deep fried they ‘ll crack open & makes them look like laughing heads ! It’s well know as Siu Hoa Jo ( laughing dates in Cantonese ) & it symbolize laughter in the lunar new year These cookies are nutty crunchy , sweet with crumbly center . It's an easy recipe & what I like most was I can make them in any sizes I wish as long as it’s not too big . These cookies are really addictive & I must confess that I can’t stopping eating one after another ! Never ending ! LOL
Sesame Laughing Ball Cookies- Wakaka Cookies
Adapted from Madam Kwong’s Kitchen
2 tsp baking powder
50 ml water
150g caster sugar
1 ½ tbsp oil
1 egg lightly beaten
150g sesame seeds
1) Sift flour with baking powder & make a well.
2) Beat egg, sugar, water & oil till sugar dissolved. Pour this mixture into the well & draw in flour & lightly pat to form a soft dough.
3) Cut dough in small portions & knead to form small balls. Stain some water on them & roll onto sesame seeds.
4) Heat oil & dip in the sesame balls. Deep fry till they form cracks & till golden brown.