Sunday, January 12, 2014

Almond cookies for CNY ^^

After much drumming of how delicious these cookies are by mel, coupled by the fact I had some almond meal to get rid of.. I finally made my first batch of CNY cookies!

Just so you know, I don't "do" cookies, especially CNY cookies! So this is kind of a "first".. plus I'm early too! ^^

Almond cookies (inspired by mel@melspantrykitchen, recipe by alan ooi "new year cookies")
~ makes about 80 pieces (or more ^^)
120g almond meal
180g plain flour
120g sugar (reduced ~ 100g ^^)
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
120ml neutral tasting cooking oil
1 egg yolk, beaten (for glazing)

1. Combine all the dry ingredients and oil together and mix to form a dough.

2. Divide and weigh 7g of dough, and form rounds/balls. Arrange on lined baking tray/s and brush/glaze with beaten egg yolk.

3. Bake in preheated oven of 180C for 15-20 minutes till crust turns golden brown. Cool before storing.

Yup, it's that easy! It's basically a one-bowl mix all! I like ^^

And the taste ~ DELICIOUS! Perfectly crunchy yet melt in the mouth soft! ^^ I can now understand why these cookies are your favorite, mel! ^^

Believe me, these are good! And that's coming from a not-so-big-on-cookies-person like me! Even the last person I expect to like these cookies, baby pig, loves it! I just brought a few pieces for piggies to sample, and they popped them all in a blink! And they, especially baby, were looking for more! ^^

Look no further for the best almond cookies recipe ever! ^^


Mel said...

And I am speechless here.... but I am glad that you have tried out my all time favourite cookies! I like this cookies is because it has that little saltiness that makes it so yummy. As far as I know, so far no one has rejected this cookies but instead they asked for more.

If there's still some left over egg wash I usually will brush one more time on the last 5 minutes of baking to make it look more golden brown color. But yours look really good too! Way to go Hui and I am happy to see you bake this cookies!!

hui said...

You are so right, mel! Everyone wants more of this, haha! But I've sealed them up and it's now sitting safe in the fridge. They will all have to wait till cny.

I actually used a whole egg mixed with a bit of milk for the glaze. I reckon since it works for my tarts/pies, it should work for the cookies ^^

I'm glad I listened to you. Thanks, mel! ^^

Mel said...

Mmm....glad you listened to your Elders!! Good girl ....(patting your shoulders now).

hui said...

I am.a good girl, hehe! *wink*

Victoria Bakes said...

I made these as well ^^ I cannot agree with u more that this is an awesomely great recipe Mel shared! Kudos to her

hui said...

Thanks for dropping by, victoria! I saw what you did with the almond cookies.. and they are sooo cute! I always look forward to your posts ^^ And these are the best almond cookies ever!