Friday 6 February 2015

Almond Cookies and US$160 Chinese New Year Ang Pow Giveaway

Almond Cookies are another of my favourite goodies that I will have in my household during Chinese New Year. 

Unlike the pineapple tarts, this is definitely a breeze to make (there's minimal washing as other than your baking trays, you only need a large mixing bowl), yet the satisfaction and enjoyment in making and savoring this fragrant, nutty cookie is not much lesser.

I've added some diced almonds to the dough to give it more texture and crunch. I'm finding the cookie so addictive that it's difficult to stop at just one!

Almond Cookies
makes around 50 cookies

For the Cookies
180g plain flour
110g confectioner's sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
125g almond meal
80g diced almonds
1/4 tsp almond essence (optional)
125g canola oil (can also use peanut oil for for fragrance)

For the Egg Wash
1 egg yolk, beaten plus 1 tbspn milk

1. Sift together flour, confectioner's sugar, baking powder and baking soda. Mix in salt, almond meal and diced almonds and give it a good stir.

2. Mix almond essence into oil and pour into the flour-almond mixture and mix to form a dough.

3. Shape dough into small round balls and arrange on lined baking tray.

4. Brush with egg wash and bake in preheated oven at 160C for 20-25 minutes or until slightly brown.

5. Cool completely on wire rack before storing in air-tight containers.

Chinese New Year Ang Pow Giveaway

Win US$160 Paypal cash this Chinese New Year!

For the first time, 16 fabulous cooking bloggers have come together to bring you the chance to start the Year of the Ram in the best way - by winning an ang pow*!  

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Alvin from Chef and Sommelier 
Doreen from My Little Favourite DIY 
Fion from XuanHom's Mom Kitchen Diary 
LY from LY's Kitchen Ventures 
 Ms B from Everybody Eats Well in Flanders 
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Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids 
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I'm joining Best Recipes for Everyone Jan & Feb 2015 Event Theme: My Homemade Cookies by Fion of XuanHom's Mom and co-host by Victoria Baking Into The Ether 



This post is also linked to the event, Cook & Celebrate: CNY organised by Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids, Yen from Eat Your Heart Out and Diana from the Domestic Goddess Wannabe

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  1. Totally agree with you.. these are much easier to prepare but gives the same sense of satisfaction... its slurp indeed!!

    Thanks for linking to best recipes

  2. These almond cookies are also one of my favourite CNY goodies and must have, will be baking it soon. Have a great weekend sis!

  3. I just bake my Almond cookies last night till 2 am,now feeling sleepy haha
    Yes,this is must-have cookies ,i won't miss it every CNY

  4. I am book marking this recipe. My almond cookies was epic fail. :P

  5. Hi LY,

    I laughed when I see Diana's comment on your post... I was going to tell her to check out your cookies :p


  6. Sounds really easy to make... fuss free CNY cookies are the way to go ;)



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