Monday, 18 February 2013

Almond cookies

Decided to bake something different for the year of the snake. This is a traditional chinese new year cookies. This cookies remind me of my childhood days back in Penang. These Almond Cookies are the easiest cookie recipe I've tried. Simply combine all the ingredients in a bowl, make the dough into a small balls, apply some egg wash & bake in the oven. These cookies are exceptionally addicting that I can't stop helping myself with it.

  • 100g ground almonds
  • 150g plain flour
  • 75g castor sugar
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 110ml corn oil
  • 1 egg york, beaten

Sieve the flour, caster sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt into a bowl. Add in the ground almonds to the flour/sugar mixture.

With the mixer on a medium speed, slowly trickle in the corn oil into the bowl containing the flour/sugars/almonds. Mix until a cohesive dough forms. You may need to add more oil-the aim is to reach a dough which is just able to hold it's shape ( and does not crumble) when you attemptto roll it into a ball.

Heat the oven to 180C/160C for fan assist oven.

Roll the dough into a 2cm balls and place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Repeat until all the dough is used up.

Using a pastry brush, lightly glaze the tops of the cookie balls with the beaten egg yolk.

Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the cookies become slightly golden.

Leave to cool on a wire rack, then tuck in.

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