Sunday, 3 February 2013

Almond cookies with a slight crunch

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Chinese New year(10th Feb) is just around the corner and I finally started to do some CNY baking today(last minute I know!). 
I made some 'melt in your mouth' version of Almond cookies last year but this year, I decided to try out Su-Yin of Bread Et Butter's latest crunchy version. I would say that I prefer this version as it's crunchy and melty all at the some time. I used light brown sugar instead of castor sugar and i think this would cause the cookie to be a bit more melty as compared to Su-Yin's version. It's all very interesting isn't it, how different kinds of sugar affects the end product? 

Adapted from Bread Et Butter
Ingredients (Makes about 40)

100g ground almonds
150g plain flour
70g light brown sugar
3/4tsp baking powder
3/4tsp baking soda
pinch salt
100ml light olive oil (you may need a little more/less oil depending on the climate you are in)
1 egg yolk, beaten


1. Sieve the flour, light brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt into your food processor.
2. Add the ground almonds to the flour/sugar mixture.
3. Slowly trickle in the oil while pulsing, until a cohesive dough is formed.
You may need more or less oil depending on the humidity/moisture levels – the aim is to reach a dough which is just able to hold it’s shape (and doesn’t crumble) when you attempt to roll it into a ball. .
4. Heat the oven to 180′C.
5. Roll the dough into ~2.5cm balls, and place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Repeat until all the dough is used up.
6. Using a pastry brush, lightly glaze the tops of the cookie balls with the beaten egg yolk.
7. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the cookies become slightly golden.
8. Leave to cool on a wire rack.


  1. oooh! i might just try and make this next week!

  2. nice one sylvia! I actually prefer cookies with a crunch instead of the melt-in-your-mouth type, somehow makes it more interesting and moreish! though moreish prob is proob quite dangerous when it comes to cny snacks ;) happy cny you ! x

  3. Such a great photo! These almond cookies are different from the ones I usually make (the flat kind with almond in the middle) but yours look equally enticing. Happy early Chinese New Year!

  4. I made mine this weekend and tried the almond cookies for the first time! It was really delicious. I will try this version next time. Happy Chinese New Year Sylvia!

  5. Crisp and crunchy or melt-in-your-mouth, I love them both, as it is the aroma of almonds that allures me.

    1. This is one of my fave cookies! So moreish!

  6. I've been seeing a lot of almond cookies lately and am dying to make some! I just bought a huge bag of almonds so I have plenty to grind! I love a crunchy cookies whereas my husband likes them thick and soft. I could always make two different recipes. :) Happy Chinese New Year Sylvia!!!

    1. Hope you've tried making it and like it too!


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