Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Almond Cookies

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all my Muslim friends and blog readers Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri. Hope all of you will have a good time with your family and also enjoying all the yummy food. I am in the Hari Raya mood too as I baked these cookies to give it my good friend Zue when I visit her. This is one of the many type of cookies that people like to make for Hari Raya.

Ingredients :

160 grm of butter
150 grm of sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp of vanilla
220 grm of flour
80 grm of cornstarch
3 tbsp of coffeemate powder
60 grm of almond powder

Glaze :
1 egg yolk
some chopped almond

1) In a medium bowl mix flour, cornstarch, coffeemate and almond powder. Mix well.
2) Cream sugar and butter until light and creamy. Add in egg and vanilla until well combined.
3) Slow down the speed of your mixer and slowly add in the flour until everything became dough.
4) Lightly dust your work surface with some flour and roll out the cookie dough to about 0.5cm thickness. Cut out dough with a cookies cutter into desire shapes. Arrange cookies into a lightly greased baking tray.
5) Brush the top of the cookies with beaten egg yolk and sprinkle some almond on top.
6) Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree F oven for 15 minutes or lightly brown. Cool and wire racks.


Little Corner of Mine said...

I love almond cookies! Is the almond powder the one we found at Asian grocery store to make drink?

ICook4Fun said...

LCOM, I just buy some roasted almonds and ground it finely :)

Beachlover said...

wowo!! almond cookies,sound good!.i just bought some almond,cashew and walnut from trader joe's,thinking to bake some problem is nobody eat the cookies.Luckily my last batch raisin and oatmeal cookies sapu by BIL!!

VG said...

Beutiful cookies and what a great gesture. You are a good friend Gert!

tigerfish said...

Melt in the mouth almond cookies are always my fav!

Y said...

Yummy! These look like peanut cookies I grew up eating by the handful.

Anonymous said...

I love almond cookies! It has been a long time since I've had them... thanks for the reminder! :)

sians said...

Thank you for such awesome recipes. i just stumble upon your site while googling for ayam masak merah recipe and found a whole lot more of recipes here.

I know I'll be trying a lot of these :)

Zue Murphy said...

Gert, thank you for the cookies. They are delicious. I surely will eat this with Murphy. Your cookies I don't need to share with my office mate. Too good to waste it.thanks also for the plum jem. I can have that for breakfast. Most of all, thanks for coming to my house. Next time we eat durian again.

ICook4Fun said...

Lesley, this cookies is good as its not so sweet like the American cookies :)

VG, thanks.

Tigerfish, this cookies is good :)

Y, this cookies is not as soft as peanut cookies as the method of making it is different.

Ning, bake some for yourself :)

Sienmei, thanks for stopping by. Will hop over to your blog later :)

Zue, you are most welcome! I had a good time makan makan with you. The durian was good. Next time we eat in front of our husband :) :)

Big Boys Oven said...

lovely cookies! a real festive mood

Nate @ House of Annie said...

They look delicious. And the heart ones are so precious! I like how you put lots of slivered almonds on top.

ICook4Fun said...

BBO, I am getting ready for Christmas baking :)

Nate & Annie, thank you.