Almond cookies?
Almond cookies?

The recipe for the cookies shown above was taken from the back of the packaging of a pack cookie cutters I bought recently. It didn’t give a name for the cookies. I wanted to call them almond cookies, since chopped almonds were used in the recipe. But I know this is not the type of almond cookies known by most people. So, may be I should call them butter cookies with almond?? :{

Anyway, here’s the original recipe:

1. Butter — 150 g
2. Caster sugar — 70 g
3. Egg yolk — 1
4. Vanilla essence — ½ teaspoon
5. Chopped almonds (almond nibs) — 70 g
6. Corn flour — 40 g
7. Plain flour — 180 g

Method:

  1. Beat butter, sugar, egg yolk and vanilla essence until fluffy. Add in almond, corn flour and plain flour (sifted). Mix well until become soft dough.
  2. Roll out dough to 6 mm thickness. Cut dough with desired pattern of cookie cutter. Place on greased tray.
  3. Bake in preheated oven, 180 degrees Celsius for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown.

The above is the original recipe that came with the cookies cutter. I added an additional 20 g of flour because I found the dough too ‘moist’ and was difficult to roll out. But then, I realized that the dough got drier and drier over the dough rolling and cookie cutting process.

Why? Because every time I needed to roll the dough, I had to sprinkle some flour on the table top and also dab some onto the dough. So, I actually ended up adding more flour into the dough. That’s why it got quite dry and crumbled easily at the end.

The best thing to do — it struck my mind only after I finished with the baking — is to perhaps chill the dough in the fridge for half an hour to harden it. Why didn’t I think of it at the first place? Duh! 😛

The cookies turned out to be ‘flour-ish’, but actually tasted quite nice with some almond bits to nibble. They are small in size, so are easy to feed into a small mouth, haha.

This recipe is nothing fabulous. The process was quite a mess. I need hubby to help me with putting and taking the baking trays in and out of the oven while I struggled with the dough rolling and cookie cutting part, haha! Oh well, may be it’s just me. 😉

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