Saturday, January 29, 2011

Almond Cookies


150g ground almonds (toasted on hot pan for about 5 to 10 mins)
200g plain flour (sifted)
60g icing sugar (sifted)
60g caster sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda

100ml corn oil
50g melted butter
1/2 tsp almond essence

1 egg yolk + 1 tbsp water for glazing
A handful of chopped almonds for toppings


1) Mix (A) together.  Mix (B) and pour into (A) to form a soft dough.

2) Chill dough in fridge for an hour.

3) Shape dough into small round balls (about a tsp each) and place into small paper casings.

4) Brush with egg wash and press some chopped almonds on each ball.

5) Baked at preheated oven of 170C for 15 to 20 minutes.

6) Cool completely on wire rack before storing in airtight containers.

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