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Saturday, March 17, 2007

Almond Cookies



Ingredients:

150 gm. ground almonds
230 gm. plain flour
150 gm. caster sugar
1/4 tsp. vanillin powder (optional)
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. bicarbonate of soda

150 ml. cornoil or sunflower oil
1 egg yolk for glazing

Method:

(1) Combine all the ingredients together in a mixing bowl and mix into a dough.
(2) Roll small dough of about 7 gm. each and arrange on baking tray.
(3) Brush with egg yolks and bake at 175C for about 15 to 20 mins. or till lightly browned.
(4) Cool well before storing into cookie containers.

54 comments:

Samantha said...

hi.. ur cookies look yummy-licious. can share with me how you do it?

Thanks!! my email is cherry.sweetie@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hi Aunty !
The cookies so open , can I have receipe too , thanks a lot !

Anonymous said...

Hi Aunty Yochana,
Would you mind sharing your recipe with me?

thanks
June

Anonymous said...

Lucy,
Is the dough manageable enough to be rolled and cut by cookies cutter?
Rgds,
Anc.

yochana said...

HI anc,

I can't remember the texture but I'm pretty sure you can use a cookie cutter to cut it out. Remember to roll the dough between 2 sheets of plastic to avoid sticking onto the rolling pin. Sprinkle some flour though...

rgds

Anonymous said...

Hi

Your cookies look so yummy!

Would like to know whether the almonds used are chinese almonds(small heart shaped) or the English almond (the oval shape).

Thanks

yochana said...

Hi anonymous,

I used English almonds but down in Singapore and Malaysia, they do sell ground almonds. So being a lazy bump, I used ground almond which I bought ready-made.

rgds

pOtatO said...

hi aunty, i tried this recipe but my cookies turned out not very crumbly. it was qte hard in the centre. also, my dough was very difficult to handle as it was very crumbly and diff to roll into ball. is there a prob? and do i need to sift the flour to get a finer texture?

yochana said...

hi potato,

I can't explain why you're experiencing this problem. Mine was so delicious.

rgds.

Chris said...

Hi Yochana,

Would like to try your recipe but can i check on the optional vanillin powder. Is this is the same as almond powder? Cos i have a bottle of vanillin powder which i just bought and out of curiosity, i tasted it and it was bitter. Is that supposed to be the case and how does vanillin powder enhance the cookies? Appreciate your patience with my questions. Thank you so much. Regards, Chris

yochana said...

Hi chris,

Yes you are right vanillin powder is bitter. It enhance the fragrance of the cookies...

rgds

Anonymous said...

Hi aunty! Just wondering how many cookies this recipe yields? Thanks!

Regards
Hazel

yochana said...

Hi Hazel,

I never count...sorry. It also depends on how big (the size) you roll it.

rgds

Anonymous said...

LOL, after my numberous failed attempts at making cookies,this one turns out perfectly well. the comments left by others helped too...now i take note not to leave my cookies in the oven for too long...tks to all who shared your baking tips =)

ting said...

hi aunty, i baked these cookies recently for CNY! They were great:)very easy to make and delicious! Have a look at Bake Me Happy
Thanks for the recipe!

Anonymous said...

hi aunty, if i were to use whole almonds and ground them myself, do i need to toast them first? thanks

Aunty Yochana said...

hi anonymous

yes you roast it first so that it's easier to blend.. Don't over-roast it tho.

rgds

Anonymous said...

hi aunty, may i know if i can substitute the caster sugar with icing sugar? if can, must i adjust the amount? will the ommission of the vanillin powder affect the taste a lot? thanks

Aunty Yochana said...

hi anonymous.

yes you can sub - no need to make any changes. No vanilla essence , it's o.k. It won't harm the taste .

rgds

Anonymous said...

thank you aunty for your reply

Anonymous said...

Hi aunty

Just to clarify: we can use vanilla essence instead of vanilin powder? tks!

Aunty Yochana said...

hi anonymous.

yes definitely you can.

rgds

Anonymous said...

hi aunty i made these cookies today. very nice but they did not crack so nicely as yours. what could be the reason? thanks

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi anonymous,

probably your baking powder is not very active.

rgds

Anonymous said...

hi can i actually substitute the oil with butter?

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi anonymous.

I've not tried but I presume it should be able to..

rgds

Vi Vian said...

Hello Aunty Yo,

These cookies are so easy to make and they look so pretty. Someone who doesn't like almonds just ate half of them!

Wish you a Merry Christmas and happy 2009!

Anonymous said...

hi i tried making these almond cookies the other day and i must say they are fabulous! tks for sharing this recipe!

nways im jus curious but issit possible to substitute the ground almond with ground peanuts to make it into peanut cookies? tks :)

Aunty Yochana said...

hi anonymous.

yes you can sub with any nuts like hazelnut or pistachio.

rgds

gl said...

Hello Aunty Yochana, if I replace the cornoil by olive oil, would it affect the taste and texture of the cookie?

guilian

Aunty Yochana said...

hi guilian,

no it will not affect...you can just replace it.

rgds

gl said...

Hi Aunty Yochana,

I baked the cookies just now and they are quite good! (:

Just some queries to make:

1) While the cookies were fine, I can see the sugar particles unfortunately, so I think my sugar could be not fine enough... If I use icing sugar, would the cookies be not crunchy anymore?

2) Coz I replaced cornoil by olive oil, I can still faintly smell the olive oil scent (which some people may not like), if I replace by melted butter, would it be more fragrant? If so, how many grams of butter do I need to melt?

Thanks so much for your responses and many great recipes!! I've tried quite a number of them and they all turn out well!


cheers,
guilian

Aunty Yochana said...

hi guilian,

yes your sugar is not fine enough. Buy very fine sugar.

Melted butter - use back the same amount.

rgds

eSummer said...

Hi Aunt Yochana:
I followed yr recipe but my cookies turn out to be slightly crumbly. How to make the cookies less crumbly? Can I refrigerate the dough bfe rolling it? If yes, how long do I have to refrigerate?
Also, do I have to grease the baking tray prior placing the rolled cookie dough on it?
Kindly advise. Tks

Rgds
eSummer

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi esummer,

if it's too crumbly, add in a little more cornoil.

rgds

eSummer said...

Tks Aunty Yochana for yr reply!! Can I refrigerate the dough bfe rolling it?
Is it necessary to grease the baking tray prior placing the rolled cookie dough on the tray?

Aunty Yochana said...

Hiesummer,

no need to grease the trays.

Yes you can place the dough in the fridge but there is no necessity.

rgds

Wen said...

Hi Aunty,

Thanks for sharing this wonderful and delicious recipe.

I tried doing it last night and it turn out well. This is defintely a keeper for me. I'm going to bake for CNY.

Rgds
Wen

Aunty Yochana said...

Thumbs up Wen.

Rgds

Anonymous said...

Hi yochana,

I have tried baked too. It's yummy!
Can I check with you how long can I keep this almond cookies and potato chip & cheese cookies? Cause I'm baking it earlier for CNY, so not sure how long can I keep.

HAPPY 2009!!!

Rgds,
Jo

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi Jo,

It depends on how your baked your cookies and how u store. Normally baked cookies can last for a minimum of 3 months if they are properly stored.

rgds

Anonymous said...

Hi Yochana,

Thanks for your reply. Because I'm a beginner in baking, can I check with you another thing?

For baking cookies & cakes, I should turn on the heat for both top & bottom right? I saw on my oven there is another icon is fan & coil together, what does that mean?

So sorry, cause I really have no idea. I always turn on the top & bottom heat, but usually bottom will be cooked or burned faster then the top. So wondering if it's correct.

Rgds,
Jo

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi Jo,

Always use top and bottom heat to bake.

I prefer to bake a tray at a time.

If your bottom is hotter, shift up your tray one shelf higher.

Coil icon could mean grill.

Some chefs likes fan mode but not for me. I use top and bottom heat.

rgds

Anonymous said...

hi aunty yochana,
can i replace ground almond to almond powder (those we make for drinking)?

thnks

elaine

Aunty Yochana said...

hi elaine,

No you can't use the almond powder that is for drinking.

rgds

Eileen said...

Hi Aunty Yochana!

I think I have the same problem as potato. I tried your recipe and my cookie dough turned out quite crumbly despite me adding additional sunflower oil. Even after being baked, the texture was still rather crumbly and I had to be very careful handling them. However, tastewise, they were fantastic!

Am just a little disappointed that I didn't get the texture right. Could be it because I used brown sugar instead of castor sugar? I cant figure out what went wrong as I followed your recipe quite closely. I hope you can provide me with some advice.

Thanks loads!

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi anonymous,

Try mixing all the ingredients together with your hands. The sugar will melt and bind the dough together. You try with castor sugar instead of brown sugar.

rgds

Anonymous said...

Hi yochana,

I have tried the almond cookies, but I was unable to melt the sugar when mixing the ingredients. Is there any method to melt the sugar when mixing?

Rgds,
Jo

Anonymous said...

Hi Aunty Yochana,

I tried making your cookies and they were awesome. However mine turned out hard. Is it suppose to be that way or is it suppose to melt in your mouth. Thanks..

Regards
SC

Anonymous said...

I tried the recipe, taste and texture superb, easy to bake, and recipe can make up to 98 pieces.

J said...

Hi Aunty Yochana,these cookies are very nice but i felt that was too sweet.I'm a beginner in baking,hope to see more recipes from you ^^

Pam said...

Oh my! I used butter instead of corn oil and the rest of the ingredients were the same, my cookies turned out brown and hard. I guess I should stick to the corn oil?

Cheers!
Pam

Anonymous said...

Hi aunty! How much ground almonds should I use? Also 150 gm? Where do you buy ur ground almonds from? Can I also use all purpose flour? Do I have to omit the salt and baking powder then? Thanks!

The Princess said...

Dear Aunty, may I know if your cookie is supposed to be crunchy and could taste the sugar crystals, or is it supposed to be soft and melts in mouth kind?