Almond Biscuits - 杏仁饼干 35
Almond Cookies – 杏仁曲奇

Almond Cookies - 杏仁曲奇

Update on 28-12-2016

Update of new picture for new shapes.

Almond Cookies - 杏仁曲奇

Note that this almond cookies is crispier than this recipe (Chinese Almond Biscuits or White Almond Cookies (杏仁酥饼/白色杏仁饼) . The white almond biscuit is sandy and melt in the mouth and do not use butter.

Almond Cookies - 杏仁曲奇

INTRODUCTION

I have to say that I am a bit disappointed with the appearance of these almond biscuits after baking…

Almond Cookies - 杏仁曲奇

The moulding imprint was still there but was not as sharp as I wanted it to be.. Well, I should have expected that most cookies will expand after cooking and imprints will be blurred..

Almond Cookies - 杏仁曲奇

Do not ask me what is my cookies cutter? It is just a simple snow flake pattern and when I want to dislodge it from the mould, I use a chopstick to push it out those created this petal pattern.

Almond Cookies - 杏仁曲奇

You can always used your creativity to get the pattern you want. As a word of advise, simpler pattern will create a more elegant cookie design.

Almond Cookies - 杏仁曲奇

I also did not do well in taking images for this batch of cookies or biscuits. The biscuit looked much better physically then what you seen in the picture. I found the angle of taking the photo is not very satisfactory and the complex patterns overlapped each other and become a stack of cookies with odd design… Sigh

Almond Cookies - 杏仁曲奇

Nothing much to write about this cookie. It is a simple cookie well liked by many especially during Chinese New Year or other festivals..  It is made of ground almond and some people do sprinkle almond nibs or almond flakes on top of the cookies. As for shape wise, it can be of any shape and feel free to choose your favourite cookies cutter.

Almond Cookies - 杏仁曲奇



WHAT IS REQUIRED

Recipe adapted from: Almond Biscuits

Servings: Depending on size of mould  60-80 cookies

Almond Cookies - 杏仁曲奇

  • 200 grams of plain flour
  • 150 grams of butter soften at room temperature
  • 80 grams of castor sugar
  • 80 grams of ground almond or almond meal
  • 1 tablespoon of potatoes starches
  • 1 tablespoon of mung bean flour (can be substitute with potatoes starches)
  • 1 egg yolk

Almond Cookies - 杏仁曲奇

 


STEPS OF PREPARATION

Almond Cookies - 杏仁曲奇

  • Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg yolk, beat until well combined. Add the ground almond followed by sifted plain flour, potatoes starches and mung bean flour. Fold until well mixed. You can also use the standing mixer’s lowest speed to do the mixing.

Almond Cookies - 杏仁曲奇

  • Transfer to a lightly floured surface, put the dough on top of a clingy wrap. Cover the dough with another clingy wrap, roll the dough until it is about 2-3 mm thick. Take out the clingy wrap on the top, use your preferred cookie cutter to cut into your desired shape. Transfer to the baking tray, egg wash the cookies and bake in the preheated oven of 160 degree Celsius for 12-15 minutes. or until golden brown. For egg washing, crack one egg yolk and mixed with 2 drops of oil and 1 tablespoon of water, stir well, sift before applying the egg glazing.

  • After the cookies were baked, let it rest in the baking tray before transferring to a cooling rack for cooling. Cooled completely before store in an air tight container.

Almond Cookies - 杏仁曲奇



CONCLUSION

Quite a simple recipe to try out.. In fact there are many almond related cookies recipes and this is one of them. Rest be assured that this is a delicious light cookie and I especially like the buttery fragrance and crumbly texture of the biscuit..

Almond Cookies - 杏仁曲奇

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Almond Cookies - 杏仁曲奇

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