Chinese Almond Cookies

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Chinese Almond Cookies

Chinese Almond Cookies

Christmas is drawing very near and I hear people all over are busy baking. It’s time I should start. There are so many types of bakes that I want to make especially cakes and cookies. Cookies can keep longer so I decided to start with that. This is the time to take on some challenges to try out some new cookies. The first one to go is Chinese Almond Cookies. It is one of my favourites. It is widely available during Chinese New Year. I remember they taste very crispy and full of flavour.

Chinese Almond Cookies

Chinese Almond Cookies

It is quite a challenge to make them. The dough was a little too dry I think. The next time I make I think I’ll add in a little more butter. But nevertheless, they taste absolutely gorgeous. The corn flour gives a very beautiful smooth feel in the mouth. The almond flakes give a wonderful crunch to it. I must say I’m very pleased with myself for trying out this Chinese Almond Cookies. Here is my recipe to share. You’ll get about 80-100 pieces depending on the size of the cookies.

Ingredients A
200g icing sugar
360g butter

Beat butter and icing sugar until light and pale.

Ingredients B

400g flour
200g corn flour
100g ground almond
300g almond flakes (or almond nibs)

Cookie dough

Cookie dough

Add all the Ingredients B to the butter mixture above. Mix well.

Press out the cookie dough

Press out the cookie dough

Roll out the dough and use a cutter to cut out into required shapes. I find rolling out a little challenging as the dough was a little too dry so I pressed it into the cookie mould. It worked well although it’s more time consuming.

Ready to bake

Ready to bake

When all is done, bake at 180 degrees Celsius for about 15-20 minutes until lightly golden. Remove from the oven and let it cool completely before storing.

Do you make your own cookies? What are your favourite cookies? What are the easiest cookies that you would recommend? What are the most delicious cookies that you would recommend? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.

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Divina  on December 15th, 2009

I remember these somewhere but I can’t recall. I love cookies. All time favorite is triple chocolate chip cookies. I always love almonds so this one is another favorite now.

anncoo  on December 15th, 2009

This looks the same as the Macau’s almond cookies but they added some almond nibs in it.

cheah  on December 15th, 2009

That’s a good cookie for X’mas, for Chinese New Year too. Thanks for sharing.

Mary  on December 15th, 2009

@Divina - I seldom make cookies so hope to make more. Will remember the triple chocolate cookies…..mmmm….must be very chocolaty and awesome.

@Anncoo - I have yet to try with almond nibs. I had quite a few packets of almond flakes at home so I just poured it in.

@Cheah - I’ll surely be making this again next month for Chinese New Year.

Cenwen  on December 15th, 2009

Mhum! Ils sont trop jolis :)

Merci pour cette jolie recette!

Mhum! They are too pretty:)

Thank you for this lovely recipe!


Angie@Angie's Recipes  on December 15th, 2009

Don’t remember when I last had those almond cookies…..must give it a try some time!

Mary  on December 15th, 2009

@Cenwen - Thanks for comment. Hope you try out soon.

@Angie - Me, too. Must be at least 2 yrs ago! There are so many different types of almond cookies but I find this one is really good. Must be the amount of almond flakes that I added in :)

Christine@Christine's Recipes  on December 15th, 2009

Your cookies remind me of the ones in Macau. I haven’t eaten for a long long time. The almond smell so good. Lovely!

Katherine  on December 15th, 2009

First of all I love your quote of the day. These cookies look beautiful. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas Mary…

foodlovee  on December 15th, 2009

I love cookies with nuts and almond one of my fave.

Sanjana  on December 15th, 2009

These look delicious and remind me of scones- I’d love to cut one through the middle and fill it with jam and cream- that would be amazing! Love this recipe Mary!

Erica  on December 15th, 2009

What a delicious and beautiful cookies!I love almond falvor.

FFFY  on December 15th, 2009

Wow - that is a huge batch you’ve made there!

Mary  on December 15th, 2009

@Christine - I would love to try all the different types of Chinese almond cookies. I’m sure they come with different tastes and textures. At the moment I only have mine to enjoy :)

@Katherine - Thank you. It’s a good daily reminder to myself. I’m glad you like it. Haha…yes, more Christmas atmposphere in my house now…at least in my kitchen :P

@foodlovee - This one is very nutty and delicious so you can give a try.

@Sanjana - Wonderful idea. I think crushed on ice cream and fruits would be awesome too. yet to try it out.

@Erica - Thank you for your comment. This one is full of almond crunchiness & flavour.

@FFFY - It was indeed a big batch…about 80 pieces altogether.

lululu  on December 15th, 2009

By looking at the cookies themselves, I can tell how flakery they are!
Good job!

Janice  on December 15th, 2009

These look great. I love ground almonds.

Mary  on December 15th, 2009

@lululu - Thank you. Yes, full of almond flakes to give the lovely crunch. I’m not sure how many pieces I’ve eaten while typing away. Gosh…it’s quite addictive.

@Janice - Thank you. This is now my favourite recipe.

Wendy  on December 15th, 2009

Ohhh Mary… if you were nearby I would be popping round to have a coffee with you……. and perhaps a cookie?

Mary  on December 15th, 2009

@Wendy - That would be lovely. I’ll have to learn and bake more then :)

Jeena  on December 15th, 2009

Hi Mary these cookies look lovely.

Belle@OohLook  on December 15th, 2009

I adore these cookies! I usually just lazily roll them in a ball, but cutting them in shapes looks really cute.

Scootabaker  on December 15th, 2009

Love love love almond cookies!

Light Delight with TouTou  on December 15th, 2009

every time i read your post, I miss home very much….I love everything with Almond. I remember these almond cookies (smaller, thinner version) used to sell in a can, and every time my Mom bought it for me, I finish them within 2 days. They are just sooo almondy!!!

Mary  on December 16th, 2009

@Jeena - Thank you for comment. It’s my favourite and my first cookies baked for Christmas.

@Belle@OohLook - I wanted to roll them into balls but then the dough was a bit dry and seemed to fall apart and the shapes came out weird. So finally I make them into shapes with moulds which actually looked better :)

@Scootabaker - I didn’t like them as much before but now I really like them. I think store bought almond cookies have too little almonds in it. I added a lot of almond flakes. I think that’s also one of the reasons why the dough was a bit dry.

@Light Delight with TouTou - Awww….so sorry to make you miss home. I also miss home. Sometimes the more I cook or make, the more I miss home :( The only comfort is we have food like home :) You can try this almond cookies. They are very good. But don’t finish in 2 days cos it’s a big batch :P

3hungrytummies  on December 16th, 2009

Delicious! My aunt used to make this every year :) I must try making this!

Michael Chin  on December 16th, 2009

Lovely lovely cookies; they look so nice and tasty. How i wish Santa could send me some of these cookies !

Mary  on December 16th, 2009

@3hungrytummies - Thanks. Hope you try out soon. I’m sure you will like them very much.

@Michael - Thanks. But have you been a good boy? LOL

Shirley  on December 16th, 2009

Looks easy Mary, how long did it take?

Mary  on December 16th, 2009

@Shirley - It takes about 15-20 minutes to bake.

penny aka jeroxie  on December 16th, 2009

yum yum! great for chinese new year!

Trissa  on December 17th, 2009

Bravo Mary! I think you will be making fantastic cookies - I always look forward to your creations. Can’t wait to see what baking brings. Your first cookies look yummy!

Mary  on December 17th, 2009

@Penny - Haha…looks like I’m also practicing for Chinese New Year. Has to be one then.

@Trissa - Awwww….so sweet of you…thanks. You make me want to cook and bake more :)

kristy  on December 18th, 2009

Oh yes, this is perfect for the coming Chinese New Year! It’s fall on the 14th February 2010. Yes, it’s on Valentine’s Day! haha…. Sounds great huh! We have both celebration together.

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