Happy New Year to all my readers!!! I know I'm late but there's a saying, "better late than never" ;-)
I've planned to post this before CNY, in order to submit this to Aspiring Bakers #3 but I was too busy baking.
Some years back when I first started baking, an ex-colleague (also a blogger) shared her Almond Cookies recipe in a forum. Those who tried all gave thumbs up as it's a very simple recipe yet yield good results. I had the recipe copied onto a piece of paper then and made it once. It was good. But I misplaced the recipe and couldn't find it anymore. I thought there is no harm asking my ex-colleagure for the recipe again, she replied in her sms that she will send me the recipe, but to promise not to broadcast as she is selling the cookies. I waited for a few days, nothing came. Sent her an sms reminder, but still no reply. Alright, I got the message, she's reluctant to give me her recipe. I didn't give up, continued to search the internet for the recipe but aint got much luck.
This year, Lady Luck decided to pay me a visit when I was blog hopping. I couldn't quite recall the ingredients but I vaguely remember it calls for very simple ingredients and no creaming method, just dump and stir. Another verification, the dough will be crumbly. The final confirmation, Jess wrote this recipe was from Phoon Huat Demo class, bingo!
Upon getting all my ingredients ready, I baked these babes. This was from my first tray, baked for 15 mins flat.
My 2nd tray was baked a little longer as I went to open up the door for DS2. Some diced almonds turned slightly darker but thankfully they were not charred.
As I was rushing (you may read here to find out why), I didn't bother to shape them into rounds. As long as the dough comes together, I just dumped them into the paper casing.
Verdict: Expect a crunchy and melty cookie in this no fuss recipe! What else can you ask for? It's so easy to make with very simple ingredients. And if you're looking for a quick and easy recipe, look no further!
(makes approximately 50 cookies)Ingredients
150g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
60g icing sugar
80g ground almond
80g diced almonds
100g corn oil
Egg yolk for brushing (I used the balance from my pineapple tarts making)
- Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and icing sugar.
- Add in ground and diced almonds, mix well.
- Add corn oil to form a soft dough. (the dough will come together when you roll them so don't worry about it being crumbly)
- Shape into small round balls and place into small paper casing.
- Brush with egg yolk and sprinkle some diced almonds on top (optional).
- Bake in a preheated oven of 170°C for 15-20mins or until slightly brown.
- Cool completely on wire rack before storing into airtight containers.