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.
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.
200g icing sugar
Beat butter and icing sugar until light and pale.
200g corn flour
100g ground almond
300g almond flakes (or almond nibs)
Add all the Ingredients B to the butter mixture above. Mix well.
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.
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.
Quote of the day……
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