CNY 2014 post 1 – traditional almond cookies


Chinese New Year is approaching in 3 weeks+. It’s time to be kiasu and start baking. This recipe is adapted from “my sweet hut”. In fact it’s exactly the same. It tastes fabulous, though personally I prefer it less sweet. It was alright for my family though, as they don’t usually eat baked goods but kept finding excuses to sneak in and steal a piece or two as I was baking (yes.. They prefer the freshly baked. They said it was divine, lol.)

If u are looking for traditional ones, this is it. I did not follow the 7-8g per ball (baking should be therapeutic), just roughly 1tsp. I’m not perfectionist as u can see, the balls are not of same size.. So is the strength of egg wash, heh.. Homemade.

Recipe yields a very small batch. Unexpectedly. Abt 75pcs.

120g ground almonds
95g caster sugar
180g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
122 ml cooking oil
1 egg yolk (for egg wash)

1. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt together
2. Mix well with almonds
3. Add oil & incorporate into dry mixture.
4. Roll into small balls, about the amount of 1 tsp.
5. Bake in a preheated oven 180C for 18min or lightly browned.

Enjoy! 😊


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