This is the first time in my life I'm making Chinese New Year cookies and I am really surprised by how easy the various cookie recipes are. It just takes a little patience rolling up the dough and egg-washing them well. I don't think I'll ever go and spend S$15 on a bottle of these almond cookies ever again.
These cookies have a wonderful texture - they are perfectly crisp on the outside but melts in the mouth inside. It is not overly sweet with a hint of saltiness which makes it highly addictive. The good thing is almonds are healthy and these cookies are made of oil (not butter), so why not indulge in more?
Recipe from New Year Cookies by Alan Ooi cookbook
This is for Javelin Warrior's Made with Love Mondays.
- 120 g almond meal (ground almond)
- 180 g plain flour
- 120 g caster sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 120 ml vegetable cooking oil (sunflower, canola or corn oil)
- 1 egg yolk (beaten)
- Combine Ingredients A and B in a mixer and mix to form a dough. (I used my hands to rub the ingredients together till it resembled fine soft sand).
- Scale the dough of about 7 g each rounded portion. (Use a watermelon scoop if you have one)
- Arrange on a lined baking trays and glaze the surfaces with egg wash.
- Bake at a preheated oven at 180 Celcius for about 15-20 minutes until lightly browned.
- Cool well before storage.
This is for Javelin Warrior's Made with Love Mondays.
Looks great! Similar with making peanut cookies. Bookmarked for next year! Happy Chinenes New Year!ReplyDelete
Lovely almond cookies, they look like peanut cookies to me too which is my fav. I think I'm going to try either one of this recipe next year! Gong Xi Fatt Chai!ReplyDelete
Ooh...am I glad to see you making this almond cookies!! My favorites! And I am sure you will make this every year from now on. This cookies selling at the 'well known bakery shop' is getting more and more expensive each year.
Totally agree with you that I feel silly too buying CNY goodies after knowing that I can make everything by myself. The ingredients that we used are fresh with no shortening or yucky preservatives used. Don't you think that our families are so lucky to have us baking for them :D
Thanks for "promoting" my pineapple event to Caca! :D
Almond cookies looks delicious Mich, Sure It is easy to put together.ReplyDelete
I love these! They are indeed addictive but I can't get the almond meals from my bakery supplier because they ran out of stock:( Must get it earlier next year.ReplyDelete
Looking good, Mich! I am very tempted to bake these almond cookies too :)ReplyDelete
These are beautiful...and yes, so perfect for CNY! I know, it's always way cheaper to bake our own dessert than to pay the high price tag at the bakery. :PReplyDelete
Mich, looks great. I have too many things to bake, but I have too little time.ReplyDelete
In Italy we love almonds cookies. They are ever so yummy. They look cute your cookies Mich and the recipe is very simple. I love them!ReplyDelete
My mum loves these, I might make her a jar and surprise her :)ReplyDelete
Who doesn't love almond cookies! They remind me of green pea cookies.ReplyDelete
Hi Mich! That's the wonderful thing about this blogging community, isn't it?ReplyDelete
Oh Mich! You are absolutely right! Cookies in singapore are ridiculously expensive unless you get them from Sheng Siong! Lol might as well make your own! :) these look really amazing!ReplyDelete
Yum, they look great, I love almond in biscuits.ReplyDelete
These cookies are pretty & delicious ! My family members love it.ReplyDelete
I haven't had almond cookies like these in years and now I'm craving them! These look perfect and I love the glaze over top... Thanks so much for sharing this lovely treat!ReplyDelete
Your cookies looks super yummy! I have seen it at Mel's and now yours. Homemade cookies are always the best!ReplyDelete
I also never buy cookies from outside since I can bake them at home and it is also so much cheaper.ReplyDelete
Love your photos of the cookies, so pretty and delicate looking. I am skipping baking cookies this year, too tired with alot of things going on. Happy cny to you and family!ReplyDelete
I'm surprised this is your first time baking CNY cookies. Guess you will not buy after this attempt :) I've stopped buying since I starting baking... your maiden attempt looks very good: )ReplyDelete
How did I miss on these yummy cookies..loved themReplyDelete
I'm gonna make this, yup! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
actually i never thought of making almond cookies this year as my niece is also selling them but becos of the baking frenzy,i also made a small container, same recipe as yours. Agree , this is good!ReplyDelete
I love almonds (I've been eating them non-stop during my pregnancy) so these cookies are going on the must-bake-now list. Thank you for sharing another delicious post. I hope you are having a joyful week. You certainly made mine a bit brighter!ReplyDelete
Yum! These look wonderful. I love the flavor of almonds.ReplyDelete
I have never tried making almond cookies. Yours look fantastic! Great for the Chinese New Year!ReplyDelete
That's it, I'm making this! I saved the recipe from Mel's blog and it's still in the file. I'm convinced I'll be addicted to these cookies (and probably finish most by myself!!). Your cookies look PERFECT! I have almond meal in the pantry and let's hope I have enough to make this! :)ReplyDelete
Oooh, yum! The texture really does look great! I need to try this!ReplyDelete
Mich , I've got baking list , okay , not really but I borrowed loads of books from the library hoping ( in vain , I might say ) to bake more this month :P So far , I've baked one in my to-bake list :D Hopefully , I'll bake more this coming holiday .ReplyDelete
Your almond cookies look beautifully-baked and much more like store-bought ones but I bet your version is much more tastier :D
I really like these cookies, but I always bought them. Thanks a lot for sharing. Now, I can think about making my own! Happy Lunar New Year! Wish you good health and happiness.ReplyDelete