Chinese almond cookies are 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 light yellow colour, not as deep as peanut cookies.

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chinese almond cookies

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.


chinese almond cookies

Chinese Almond Cookies

Chinese almond cookies are crunchy on the outside but soft inside, that will melt in your mouth, a texture similar to traditional Chinese peanut cookies.
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Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine Chinese, Southeast Asia
Servings 120 pieces
Calories 37 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 300 g almond flour ground almond
  • 300 g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 140 g icing sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 180 g corn oil

For egg yolk wash:

  • 1 egg yolk
  • ½ tbsp plain water

Instructions
 

  • Combine and sieve together plain flour, baking powder, baking soda, icing sugar and salt.
  • Add in almond flour and mix until well combined.
  • Add in corn oil and mix until a dough is formed.
  • Preheat oven to 160°C.
  • 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.
  • Place the dough balls slightly apart on a lined baking tray.
  • Prepare the egg yolk wash: Mix together water and egg yolk, then strain through a sieve.
  • Brush the top of dough balls with some egg yolk wash.
  • Bake in the preheated oven at 160°C for 20 minutes. After removing from oven, set aside to cool completely.
  • When completely cooled, transfer to airtight containers for storage.

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Notes

This recipe yields 120 pieces of cookies. 
The nutritional value for reference is for 1 cookie. 

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 37kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 1gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.5gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 18mgPotassium: 3mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 0.1gVitamin A: 2IUCalcium: 8mgIron: 0.2mg
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