Chinese Almond Cookies are simple little cookies, traditionally made for Chinese New Year. These cookies are soft, fluffy, and crumbly. The shape symbolizes coins and will give you good fortune in the coming new year! Easy recipe and are so addictive, be sure to make plenty!
Adelenne lives in Singapore and is busy preparing for the coming Chinese New Year celebrations.
There are always lots of sweet treats to make in preparation for when you have visitors around.
That's the custom during Chinese New Year, that you go and visit your friends and family, and you would have a huge selection of candies, cookies, cakes and of course tea available for all the visitors. It's a wonderful time of year, full of love and giving, and for the upcoming celebrations at the end of January 2014, it will be to welcome in the New year, of the Horse.
These Chinese Almond Cookies symbolize coins and will be sure to bring you good fortune.
Adelenne has kindly shared her recipe for almond cookies, which are very popular indeed!
Recipe by Adelenne Lee
Approx 20 - 25 minutes
1 cup ground almonds
1 1/4 cup AP flour
2/3 cups castor sugar *** Use regular sugar if you can't find castor. It just takes a little longer for the granules to dissolve.
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
2/3 cup veg oil
1 tsp almond extract
1 beaten egg yolk for glazing
1. Put everything except the egg yolk and almonds in a large bowl and mix till it forms a dough.
2. Use 1 Teaspoon measure of dough and roll into balls.
3. Place on a parchment-lined baking tray and press an almond on top of each ball.
4. Glaze each cookie with the yolk.
5. Bake for 20 - 25 mins at 350 F
The bottom of the cookie has to be golden brown or darker than the sides or it will not hold.
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- 1 cup ground almonds
- 1 1/4 cup AP flour
- 2/3 cups castor sugar *** Use regular sugar if you can't find castor. It just takes a little longer for the granules to dissolve.
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2/3 cup veg oil
- 1 tsp almond extract
- Whole almonds
- 1 beaten egg yolk for glazing
- Put everything except the egg yolk and almonds in a large bowl and mix till it forms a dough.
- Use 1 Teaspoon measure of dough and roll into balls.
- Place on a parchment lined baking tray and press an almond on top of each ball.
- Glaze each cookie with yolk.
- Bake for 20 - 25 mins at 350 F
- The bottom of the cookie has to be golden brown or darker than the sides or it will not hold.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 50 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 66Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 61mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 1g
Nutrition information isn’t always accurate