Friday, February 13, 2015

Bite-Size Almond Cookies

Today I met up with my sister, and together we baked some CNY cookies. This is the first time I actually have a baking buddy (apart from my duo) and that was really much more fun than baking alone. :)

Look at these cute little almond cookies.. 

Made in bite size, they are perfect snack for gathering.

What I like most about this recipe is that no special tools required, just a mixer, a brush and and two bare hands. The cookie is so soft and simply melt in your mouth.

Here's the making..

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Baking Time: 25 minutes 
Serving: about 40-50 cookies 

Recipe courtesy of my sister, Joyce.

• 150gm Unsalted butter at room temperature 
• 200gm super fine flour
• 20gm milk powder
• 35gm icing sugar
• 1 medium egg yolk
• 10gm custard powder 
• 40 whole almond, roasted at 150°c for 35-40 minutes until golden brown
• 1 medium egg, beaten (for brushing)

The Making:
1. Sprinkles some flour over a baking tray, preheat the oven to 150°c.

2. Mix flour, milk powder and custard powder in a large bowl.

3. Using a mixer, beat the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add the egg yolk and continue beating, then add in the flour. Mix well.

4. Wrap the dough with a cling form, store in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.

5. Shape the dough into small ball of about 4cm diameter, press lightly flatten it using the thumb to about 2cm height.

6. Brush the top of the dough with some egg liquid, then press a roasted almond on top. Bake for 25 minutes or until the cookies is golden brown. Watch your temperature closely at the last few minutes.

Let cold, treat yourself with few of this goodies and store the remaining in an airtight container. These cookies shall be good to keep for 3 weeks and they are perfect to be given as a festive gift!


Tips for Parents...
• When making for little ones under 3yo, suggest to replace the whole almond with almond flakes or almond nibs to avoid risk of chocking.
• If your little one is allergic to nuts or almonds, you may omit the almonds with just egg wash.

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