This Chinese Almond Cookie recipe is for Red Tractor #RTChallenge.
This is my second recipe using the hamper full of delicious Red Tractor Assured ingredients they provided. This time I am baking Chinese Almond Cookies that do not require butter. This is commonly consumed during Chinese New Year. I have not bake this recipe (provided by my sister) for years since I had my son! That was six years ago. This time around, I have my little helper Ms C to help me to bake.
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- 200g plain flour, sieved
- 200ml sunflower oil
- 150g ground almond
- 60g caster sugar (Silverspoon brand)
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- Egg yolk for brushing
- Add all dry ingredients and mix well.
- Add the sunflower oil into the dry mixture. If the dough is too dry, add more sunflower oil onto the dough.
- Roll it into a ball or use a cookie cutter. Ms C wanted a butterfly shaped cookie but it took a long time to get it cut and transfer. So she only got 5 cookies!
- Brush the surface with egg yolk.
- Bake for 170°C in a fan oven for 15 minutes. My sister suggested to place a bowl of water inside the oven to prevent the cookie from cracking.
This almond cookies will melt in your mouth and taste very nice! Do give it a try!
Disclosure: We have received the hamper to do this challenge.