Cookies are cookies, why old fashioned?
Cos they are Chinese style cookies. Ever been to a traditional Chinese bakery? Don't everything just look ancient including the person behind the counter XD
Actually there is no walnut in walnut cookies. Beats me, I don't know too....
Recipe (adapted from Chinese Cookies Cookbook):-
Cake flour 130g, icing sugar 70g, baking soda 1/4 tsp, baking powder 1/4 tsp, salt 1/4 tsp, shortening 75g, beaten egg 30g
Normal cookies making method, no, there is no special technique required.
Before popping in the oven brush with egg wash and stick half a walnut in the centre. Bake at 180 degree celcius for around 25 minutes. Turn off heat and wait for further 10 minutes before opening the oven door.