These almond cookies are one of the popular cookies made during Chinese New Year. You can see them in different shapes and sizes all lined up in asian super markets during this time of the year. I happened to learn this recipe from one of my chinese friend, when i lived in singapore. The cookie has a crumbly texture to it and it melts in your mouth similar to a butter cookie. They are incredibly easy to make and makes a great snack for kids.
I have uploaded a small video on making the cookie, hope you like it!
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By Sathya Sankar
Makes 25-30 cookies
- 70 gram all-purpose flour
- 65 gram almond meal
- 15g corn flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 30 gram powdered sugar, sifted
- 4-6 tablespoon vegetable oil
- egg wash
- slivered almonds for garnish
- Preheat oven to 300°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a medium bowl, sift together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
- In a stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, add in the sifted mixture, almond meal and powdered sugar.
- By running the mixture on low, slowly add in the vegetable oil until the dough comes together.
- The dough should be able to hold together when you roll into a ball.
- Place the dough in between two parchment papers and roll it into 1cm thickness.
- Using a cookies cutter, gently cut out the dough and place it onto the lined baking sheet.
- Brush the cookies on top with egg wash and garnish with slivered almonds.
- Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until the cookies are golden brown in color.
- Turn off the oven and let the cookies rest in the oven for 5 minutes.
- Then transfer the cookies onto a wire rack to cool completely.
- Store in an air-tight container.
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- The amount of oil given is just approximate, you may need more or less depending on your flour type and temperature.
- Almond meal is nothing but almond flour made with raw blanched almond.
- Using an egg wash gives the cookie nice glaze and color on the top but its totally optional.