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Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Almond Cookies

Every Chinese New Year, I will bake this Almond Cookies without failed as this is my favourite. 

I have posted this recipe last year but thought of sharing it here again as I highly recommend that you should try it out and who knows, it might get you addicted to it.


Recipe from New Year Cookies by Alan Ooi cookbook)

120g almond meal (ground almond)
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)

For Glazing:
1 egg yolk (beaten)

1.  Combine Ingredients A and B in a mixer and mix to form a dough.
     (In this part, you may use your hands to knead till all combined well.  It look more like
     crumbs but it is ok or you may add a little more oil in).

2.  Scale the dough of about 7g each rounded portion.  
     (Scoop 1 tsp of the mixture out and shape it to round again)
3.  Arrange on a lined 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.

At the bakery shop here, one container selling at $30.00!  
It is always economical to make at home though tiring but it is all well the effort because it is homemade!   And that is what I love to do.

I am submitting this post to Chinese New Year Delights 2013


  1. Send me some! Hahahaha I love almond cookies! Or any almond pastry really.

  2. Lovely cookies. I too make my own Almond cookies, too expensive to buy!

  3. Oh btw you should submit this post for Sonia Nasi Lemak Lover's CNY delights blog hop!

  4. Lovely cookies. Thanks for sharing :-)


  5. I also want to bake these, so far among all those I've seen your recipe is the easiest in terms of ingredients, will try this!

  6. Lovely cookies! Almonds are my favourite! I love these cookies, they are quite addictive!

  7. Wow, another cookies to add to my recipe collection. I have some almond meal leftover and I can try making this cookie too.

  8. Thanks for sharing the recipe! Loved almond cookies and yours look delicious.

  9. Mel, I will start to bake these too once I get my almond meal :) cheers!!!

  10. Hello everyone....
    Kelly Siew
    Phong Hong

    Thank you for your comments! I appreciate comments written to me everytime!
    For this Almond Cookies, I really highly recommend if you could try to make this as this is really yummy and addictive! But do remember to drink lots of water if you eat lots and lots of case you might get sore throat or too heaty! Just for caution.


  11. Wow Mel! Since this is so highly recommended, I will request wife to bake this... She's busy baking these few nights!

  12. Mel, I am not intend to make any Chinese cookies as I'm not going back to Msia this year. This recipe looks easy and nice. I am sure I will enjoy eating this almond cookie like others.

  13. Ya, i heard from the bakery shop owner, almond is going to increase price quickly grap some..Your almond cookies must be very good, wish i can try it one day.

  14. oh, one of my 'must have' cny cookies! not sure will i be making them, probably not as my niece is also making these almond cookies for i hv to support her!!

  15. Oh ya, you not going to submit this post to my event ka?

  16. Hi Mel, i just baked your cookies... yummy! The last batch is in the oven, thanks for the recipe!

  17. Wow, this almond cookies is selling so expensive there? Last trip, we bought a container of kuih kapit from Giant, it was like RM17, I also said it's expensive already. Your almond cookies look in perfect shape and every of them looks like a golden ball to me!

  18. looks so good... if only I could grab off the screen :P
    I am missing all the CNY goodies:(

  19. Hi Mel, you have a lovely blog, wondered why it took me so long to hop in:D these cookies are my fav too...too bad the local bakery supply ran out of stock of almond meal so I wont be able to make this this year.

  20. these cookies looks so good and so do-able.. i like ^^!

  21. i like this very much too. Did u try before the white almond cookies? I think instead of oil they add with white shortening. That one taste good as well. Thought of having a try but lazy to put my hands together. hehe...

  22. Hi Mel ,
    These cookies look so lovely.
    Like little golden nuggets. Don't you think so?
    Just nice and auspicious ..heehee

    Can throw some to me? LOL
    I am going to try this! Thanks Mel:)

  23. I know this is a popular treat for the CNY....but guess what, I haven't bake one of these goodies before. I guess I'll have to make some this CNY! :) Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.

  24. Love this too, what a lovely golden colour they have.

  25. Looks really delicious! I think I can try it for kuih raya too :)

  26. Nice.....would like to try soon

  27. Baked, tested, tasted.... Fantastically good! I am left with only four cookies now believe it or not!! Awesome recipe Mel Mel! I am gluten free but even I cannot resist this..... I'm waiting for another awesome cookie post from u.... Where r u ah?

    1. Hi Victoria
      Im pleased and glad you give this a try because I know this cookies are REAL GOOD! Aaah.....see, almost finish your cookies already, right? You should have doubled up the ingredients and bake more. Im in JB.

  28. Hi Mel,

    How long can u keep this almond cookies?

    Thank you.


  29. Hi Ling
    If you keep this cookies in an air tight container, it can still stay good for at least a month.