This Chinese almond cookie is crunchy on the outside but soft inside, that will melt in your mouth, a texture similar to traditional Chinese peanut cookies. The making process is also similar to the process of making peanut cookies. The only difference is that almond cookies have a lighter yellow colour, not as deep as peanut cookies.

CHINESE VERSION: 香酥杏仁饼

Chinese Almond Cookies | MyKitchen101en

Yields: about 120 pieces

Ingredients:

  • 300 g almond flour (ground almond)
  • 300 g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 140 g icing sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 180 g corn oil

Ingredients for egg yolk wash:

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 tbsp plain water
 

Directions:

1 Combine and sieve together plain flour, baking powder, baking soda, icing sugar and salt.

2 Add in almond flour and mix until well combined.

3 Add in corn oil and mix until a dough is formed.

4 Preheat oven to 160°C.

5 Take out 1/2 tablespoon (about 7 g) of dough, press until firm and shape gently into a ball, then lightly press down with your palms.

 

6 Place the dough balls slightly apart on a lined baking tray.

7 Prepare the egg yolk wash: Mix together water and egg yolk, then strain through a sieve.

8 Brush the top of dough balls with some egg yolk wash.

9 Bake in the preheated oven at 160°C for 20 minutes. After removing from oven, set aside to cool completely.

10 When completely cooled, transfer to airtight containers for storage.