Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Crunchy Melty Almond Cookies

I have been so lazy for the past 1 week, i know i know i'm not suppose to do that! but..... the lazybones insisted on staying over... oh well they finally bugged off last night and these cookies were done on the struck of midnight! I manage to place myself in the kitchen after 1 week! weird does that happens every now and then for you? refusing to step in the kitchen, nothing catches your eye in the recipe book??  Lucky i got Cathy to bug me lol thanks ah Cathy i made this after i log off msn with you!


Enough digressing, i wanted to share this cookie with all of you, 1 of the most common CNY cookie, but they are really delicious, as per my title they are crunchy and melty! Now if you always do last minute CNY baking like i do then please bookmark this because this cookie is really easy to make and with minimal ingredients!
The smell of almonds filling your house during baking makes you want to eat them immediately and they definitely do not taste as sweet as those almond cookies you buy outside.



I can't remember where i got this recipe but the year of my document marks 2004, lol ya i am stalking bloggers that early! long before i started my own, my document says its from Phoon Huat Demo Class if you do know where's this recipe from please help me to link it! thanks!

I'm submitting this to the Aspiring Bakers #3 My Favorite CNY Cookie (Jan 2011), details can be found here. All are welcome to join!

Almond Cookies
(makes approximately 50 cookies)

Ingredients

150g self raising flour
80g icing sugar (reduced to 60g)
80g ground almond
80g diced almonds
100g corn oil
1/2 tsp almond essence
Egg yolk for brushing (omitted)

Method
  1. Sift together flour and icing sugar, add in ground almond and diced almonds, mix well.
  2. Mix almond essence into corn oil and stir well.
  3. Mix both ingredients together to form a soft dough. (the dough will come together when you roll them so don't worry about it being crumbly)
  4. Shape into small round balls and place into small paper casing and press it slightly.
  5. Brush with egg yolk and decorate with toppings of your choice and bake in a preheated oven at 170°C for 15-20mins or until slightly brown.
  6. Cool completely on wire rack before storing into airtight containers. 

69 comments:

Jet said...

-steals the whole plate- Looks so good! I can almost taste it!

j3ss kitch3n said...

Jet lol no need to steal I give u a container hehe

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more said...

The name itself is so enticing.
Yummy.

Zoe said...

The cookies look very flaky and has the melt-in-the-mouth texture. I think your guest for CNY will finish these cookies really quick...

Bake for a Queen said...

All of a sudden, I am feeling hungry for cookies...:D

hanushi said...

Looks great, love its crumbly texture... :)

Anncoo said...

This looks very yummy. Please pass me some :))

j3ss kitch3n said...

Wendy haha they do encite you don't they?

Zoe haha I hope so I don't want to have any cny leftovers

Nancy haha please help yourself

hanushi you like them? I pass you some?

Ann anytime just tell me when hehe

鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝 said...

真的很酥哦,入口就化了:)

Vivienne said...

looks crunchy and flaky....yumm!! you're early for CNY!! wish im in asia for that!

j3ss kitch3n said...

鲸鱼,对阿! 我的最爱,简单容易!

Viv when are you coming to sg??

CaThY said...

Wah nice! I want try Jess *^_^*

j3ss kitch3n said...

Cathy hehe ok! will pass you some!

CaThY said...

Kekeke, Jess sooooo sweet... love to visit your blog & sway with the music. kekeke *^_^*

lena said...

this is one of my favourites..cant stop eating this and also peanut cookies during cny

j3ss kitch3n said...

Cathy hehe i meant it! will pass you some before CNY!

Lena yeap yeap my favorite too! can't resist them!!

Jean said...

cute cookies! ahh i really want to join this month's aspiring bakers...but have totally no idea what to make =/

j3ss kitch3n said...

Jean cookies are your forte!!! you will come up with something de!

Bake for a Queen said...

It is the blue plate!!hahaha..we have the the same taste Jess. Anyway, thanks for hosting the Aspiring Baker # 3. Will send in my entry once I baked some CNY cookies.

j3ss kitch3n said...

hehe yeah mine is blue!! thanks Nancy for your support!!

Ah Tze said...

Wow! This is my favourite! The cookies look so pretty and delicious!

Sharon said...

These look sooo yummy! I bet they totally melt in your mouth. Lots of people will want to visit you for Chinese New Year I can guarantee that ;).

dinewithleny said...

Looks delicious. I think I will love these cookies, I love peanut cookies too. I'm baking my CNY cookies soon. Thanks for sharing.

j3ss kitch3n said...

Ah Tze hehe my fav too! thanks for the compliments!

Sharon thanks! i hope they stay intact before CNY starts! lol else it would be endless of baking for me!

Leny thanks for dropping by! please do try them!

tigerfish said...

This is also my favorite CNY cookie...melt in the mouth cookie...mmmm.......

j3ss kitch3n said...

haha will you be participating in the event i'm hosting tigerfish??

Wen said...

Love almond cookies and always will bake some CNY. Thanks for sharing! Already bookmarked to try.

neyeeloh said...

Have never tried almond cookies before, jotted down the ingredients, next trip to PH will buy and try it out. Thks for sharing ^_^

j3ss kitch3n said...

Wen me too!!

Esther hope you will like it! these cookies are addictive!

Allie said...

So yummy! I've been looking for a good almond cookie recipe for the longest time and I'm definitely making these!

Thanks for sharing!

Mary said...

These little morsels look delicious. They are a great cookie with which to start the new year. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

The Sweetylicious said...

it definitely live up to its name! it looks really like it have a MELT in the mouth taste! (: (:

mr. pineapple man said...

yumm! happy new year!

crustabakes said...

I am glad lazybones finally went home, these cookies look amazing, and i bet they taste wonderful too! definitely bookmarking this for CNY!

j3ss kitch3n said...

Allie hope you find them as wonderful as i do.

Mary thank you!

Jasmine thank you!

pineapple man happy 2011 and thank you!

crustbakes thanks! hope you will like it!

Victor said...

These cookies look so flaky and yummy! will sure try it out!

MaryMoh said...

I love almond cookies. Yours look very crunchy and delicious....mmm. I guess I have to start making some cookies, too. But then.......don't feel like being in the kitchen for so long :P I think I need someone to bug me too...haha

j3ss kitch3n said...

Victor hope to see your post soon!

Mary i'm sure Sharon will do a good job on bugging you! haha

Stefania said...

Un felice anno nuovo ♥ ciao

j3ss kitch3n said...

Felice anno nuovo anche a te Stefania

DG said...

You are fast on your CNY bake liao! But actually is not right :) I find the time flies so fast! You cookies look so good, how I wish that can snatch away few from my computer screen :)

j3ss kitch3n said...

Doris lol i also find it abit early but alot of them assure me i'm not! its 3 more weeks to CNY! thanks for the compliments hehe!

Christine Ang said...

Hi,

I wish to know the topping of almond nibs need to be toast before we use. Or we use raw almond nibs to use it as a topping. I was wonder if i dont apply egg wash, will the almond nibs stick on the top?

BR
ca

sherlyn said...

Hi Jess,

This recipe looks simple like peanut cookies. More simple cos you put the cookies directly into mini cases, no need to line tray, fast packing for gifts. Very tempting to try. You mean can bake now and keep for 1 month till CNY?

Like to ask you, Must grease the paper cases?

Cheah said...

Jess, first thing is that I notice that you've revamped your blog and it's lovely. And those melt in the mouth cookies are so appealing, don't mind having some for my breakfast now!

j3ss kitch3n said...

Cheah thank you!! these tiny morsels are really yummy! give them a try!

Anonymous said...

Hi! The cookies look yummy but did u come up with this recipe or where does it origin from?

Anonymous said...

Hi, the cookie looks really delicious. I am thinking of trying out the recipe and am just wondering if your ground almond means it is in powder form?

j3ss kitch3n said...

Anonymous 1 - nope i did not come up with this recipe i had mentioned in this post that i found this recipe way back.

Anonymous 2 thank you next time could you kindly leave your name so that i can address you properly. yes ground almond means it is in powder form.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I have been looking for such recipe ie. melt in the mouth cookies. Thanks for sharing. 1 question though, can I use flour with baking powder instead of self-raising flour? If so, is the quantity still the same?

j3ss kitch3n said...

Anonymous yes you can use plain flour and add in 1/2 tsp baking powder its the same =)

Bernice said...

hi Jess!
thks for sharing such a good recipe^^
and it'll be my CNY cookies too~

j3ss kitch3n said...

you are most welcome bernice! thanks for dropping by!

Blessed Homemaker said...

I have the same recipe from an ex collg when she attended PH's demo class. However I misplaced the recipe over the years and when I tried to get the recipe from her again, she refused to share as she's selling her bakes now. I'm so glad I found this recipe in your blog!

j3ss kitch3n said...

you are most welcome blessed! glad that i could be some help in some way hehe!

Anonymous said...

Hey,i just tried the recipe...
it is a bit taste more to peanut cookies...
Guess what had happened?
My mum asked me to make cookies for relatives and this can save a lot of money + healthier..

Besides,i realized your music in blog quite good and I love to read your blog..haha

By Yuki

Anonymous said...

May i ask if i could substitute corn oil with just any kind of vegetable oil?

j3ss kitch3n said...

Yuki glad your family likes them.

Anonymous yes you can replace with any vegetable oil.

Anonymous said...

haha..i had make plenty of that to sent it as a gift for cny

j3ss,any recommended for chocolate chips cookies's recipe from others blog? Some1 who are important want to eat :)

by Yuki

j3ss kitch3n said...

Yuki have a looks at this website:

http://bakinglibrary.blogspot.com/2010/11/crunchy-chocolate-chip-cookies.html

bloggers who had tried this gave very good feedback! =) happy baking!

Anonymous said...

Tried your recipe yesterday and it was real good. Tdy, I replaced the almond for peanut and it turned out perfect too! Thanks for sharing your recipe. :-D

Tengz said...

Hi Jess, the almond cookies look so tempting :)... I need to check with u, whether do we need to roast the almond before we ground / diced it?

j3ss kitch3n said...

Tengz thanks =) you can roast or don't roast i'm lazy so i don't roast haha =p

Anonymous said...

HI Jess 100gm corn oil is how much in ml ?
how do you weight liquid?

j3ss kitch3n said...

Anonymous, its the same thing as weighing flour =)

supermom said...

Hi WHy do you use cornoil instead of butter? Is it just for health reasons? Will this taste less rich than the butter base ones? Lovely songs - actually familiar favourites of mine!

Aimei said...

Oh i love almond cookies and i love such with almond nips inside. I'm sure it is delicious! Happy New Year Jess! :)

Anonymous said...

Hello j3ss,

There's a bitter after taste to my cookies. May I know what's the reason? Is it because of the almond essence? Should I use a pure one? I did not over bake the cookies.

Pris

Anonymous said...

Hi j3ss,

I followed the recipe to the letter, but the cookies also had a bitter aftertaste. Should I reduce the amount of almond essence? The texture and sweetness is otherwise perfect, thanks

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