Thursday, February 11, 2010

Almond Cookies

The couple of weeks before Chinese New Year is a crazy baking time for me.  With a 9 to 6 job, I only get to bake either on weekends or on week nights.  There aren't many weekend to consider if you wanna have freshly baked cookies.  So the next alternative is to bake on week nighs after work.  As I finish work quite late usually around 8pm, I can only start baking at 9pm and often finished off past mid night.  Though tired but the joy of seeing cute delectable cookies that melt in the mouth is indescribable.  This is one of them; Almond Cookes.  This recipe is adapted from Alan Ooi's New Year Cookies cookbook.

125gm ground almond
180g plain flour
100g icing sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
130ml corn oil

Egg Glace
1 egg yolk

1.  Sift ground almond, plain flour, icing sugar, baking powder and baking soda into a mixing bowl.
2.  Make a well in the centre of flour mixture and gradually stir in the corn oil.
3.  Combine ingredients together to form a dough.
4.  Scoop level teaspoon of dough and roll them into balls.
5.  Dot the centre of balls with egg glace using the round end of a chopstick.
6.  Bake in an oven pre-heated to 170C for approx. 15 minutes.
7.  Let cookies cool completely before packing them into container.


Agnes said...

me too having limited time to bake. I only managed to bake one miserable container of chocolate rice cookies for Chinese New Year. Hope I can bake more. Gong Xi Fa Cai to you!

The Cooking Ninja said...

My mom baked these once and she uses a lot of ghee. It's the ghee that makes it smells so good.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Yummy, I loved this cookies! Happy Lunar New Year and have a sweet Valentine's Day!

Big Boys Oven said...

hey my friend! :)

Gong Hei! Gong Hei! Gong Hei Fatt Choy!

This year the mighty Tiger will bring you lots of goodies and prosperous and good health!

sunny & sid!

The Caked Crusader said...

these look perfect - I love a simple, crumbly almond biscuit. Divine!

Ling's Passion said...

Agnes : Gong Xi Fa Cai to you and family too.

Cooking Ninja : Hmm...must be heavenly with ghee. Thanks for sharing. Wishing you and family Gong Xi Fa Cai.

Little Corner : Happy Lunar New Year to you and family. May the year of tiger bring health, wealth and prosperity.

Big Boys Oven : Hello....long time no "see". Gong Xi Fa Cai to both you and Syd. May the year of tiger drives your business to greater height.

The Cake Crusader : Couldn't agree more :-)