Wednesday 15 January 2014

Almond Cookies (Rich Almond Cookies)

I have a packet of 100g ground almond which I bought few months ago.. don't worry it is not expired...I always buy flour and baking ingredients to stock up. I think it is a homemaker's problem! Always worry want to cook can't find ingredients so stock up.

Come back to the cookies. To prevent waste of the packet of ground almond , the only way is to consume it. So I asked someone from a cooking group and this recipe was given by her from this cooking group. She snap a picture of her cooking book and shared  that is it from the book from Oi Lin. Thanks for her kindness to share. Honestly I have not read that book. But I do see a few bloggers quoted in their blog this author's name. As I think she had snap only one page of the recipe and a missing page ...because it seems  incomplete flow as I read further. The recipe end at rolling the dough flat 5mm thickness...haha. So I have the ingredients but not the complete method flow and baking time. In order to bake this cookies, I looked into other blogs and add in baking powder which was not in the origin recipe. And I replaced cake flour with plain flour as I do not have cake flour at home. By the way, the origin name for this cookies  written in the recipe is called Rich Almond Cookies. Though there was incomplete of method, but overall, the cookies is really nice. My daughter said "mummy, this cookies is addictive!" . Indeed within few days, the cookies is gone! So, yesterday, I went to get more almond powder and this time I baked in bigger quantity so that I can also share with my relatives , neighbours and friends.  And I modified the recipe a little to suit to my taste. Find the origin recipe is a little too sweet.

165g unsalted butter (melted)
440g plain flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp baking powder
160g icing sugar
3/4 tsp salt
220g ground almond (almond powder)
125g peanut oil/groundnut cooking oil
2 eggyolks

Glaze : 1 eggyolk + 1 tbsp water
Some white sesame seed to sprinkle on top of cookies

Preheat oven : 180 deg C

Method :
1.Melt butter in a double boil or just in a small sauce pan. Set aside.
2.Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, icing sugar and salt in a large bowl. Add ground almonds and mix them well.
3.Mix the peanut oil with the melted butter , then add to the flour mixture.  Add eggyolk and knead into a dough. If the dough is too crumbly, add a little more peanut oil.
4.Shape into the desire shape or use a cookies cutter to cut into shape.
5.Arrange on baking tray lined with parchment paper/baking paper. Apply eggwash with a brush and sprinkle the sesame seed at the top of cookie.
6.Bake in the preheated oven 180 deg C for 12-15min depend on your oven temperature or till it get golden brown color

Updates of Picture 22Jan2017:

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