Yes, it is the new year 2012 now and I know I have been missing in action for not posting any recipes here. I have injured my right hand for almost two months now and I'm still undergoing my physiotherapy session. At least for the time being, I could lift up my right hand or else I am not able to start baking any cookies for this coming Chinese New Year.
It is hard for me to view other bloggers posting their beautiful cookies and dishes while I could only look at them and not being able to do it myself. Anyway I will take it slow as I need to get my right hand to fully recover.
Here my first start post of the new year is this Almond Cookies. I have made it numerous times in the past years as this is my favourite cookies. I loves this cookies so much that I got to make it and with the help of my dad, finally I have baked my first Chinese New Year cookies.
120g almond meal
180g plain flour
120 caster sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
120ml vegetable cooking oil (sunflower, canola or corn oil)
1 egg yolk (beaten)
1. Combine Ingredients A and B in a mixer and mix to form a dough.
2. Scale the dough of about 7g each rounded portion. (I used a watermelon ball roller).
3. Arrange on alined baking trays and glaze the surfaces with egg wash.
4. Bake at a preheated oven at 180 Celcius for about 15-20 minutes until lightly browned.
Cool well before storage.