Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Almond Cookies


Almond Cookies ... crispy and chewy. I made a few minor adjustments to the original recipe. These cookies were great. A perfect addition to your afternoon tea :) 


Almond Cookies
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 Recipe from Everyday Food

* Prep. Time : 30 minutes
* Cook Time : 12 - 15 minutes
* Makes : 32 cookies

Ingredients :

  • 1 cup whole blanched almonds, toasted
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large whole egg
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 large egg white
For Toasting Almonds :
  • To toast the almonds, spread them on a rimmed baking sheet, and place in a preheated oven at 180 C.
  • Remove when they're lightly golden brown and fragrant, about 6 minutes.
  • Remove from sheet; let cool completely.
  • Reserve 1/4 cup almonds ( about 28 - 32 ) for garnish. Place remaining 3/4 cup in a food processor; pulse until finely ground. Set aside.
For Cookies :
  • Preheat oven to 180 C. Line the baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • With an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar in a large bowl until fluffy.
  • Add whole egg and almond extract ; beat until smooth.
  • In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt.
  • Slowly add flour mixture to the butter mixture, beating just until incorporated.
  • Mix in ground almonds.
  • Using 1 teaspoonful per cookie, roll dough into balls.
  • Place onto prepared sheet, at least 1 inch apart.
  • Garnish each cookie with a reserved almond.
  • Using your finger, press lightly each cookie.
  • In a small bowl, lightly beat egg white with 1 teaspoon water; brush over cookies ( discard excess white ).
  • Bake until golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes.
  • Let cool slightly; transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

Thank you for stopping by! Hope you enjoy the recipe!!!

16 comments :

  1. Nice texture n perfect color..loved it!


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  2. Yumm, very tempting and mouthwatering ...

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  3. Looks crispy and yummy, I'm bookmarking this.

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  4. Your cookies look perfect, would go well with a cup of chai!

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  5. Prefect looking cookies, feel like munching some..

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  6. lovely cookies,very apt for tea time

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  7. actually iam not well now a days and dh has strongly announced that there will be no more baking until iam ok.but ur cookies are tempting me.........

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  8. Love almonds in any forms' this is breath taking' perfect to the core' love to have them with Chai/tea.

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  9. Wow! amazing looking cookies.

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  10. So yummy and delicious cookies !!!

    First time here...u have wonderful space !!! Happy to follow u :)

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  11. Aipi ... Thanks dear! I loved it :)

    Divya ... Thank you for liking it :)

    Reshmi ... They were really delicious. Thank you :)

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    Umm Mymoonah ... Thank you so much. Hope you try it soon :)

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    Priya ... Thank you so much for your wonderful comment :)

    Savitha ... Thanks for your nice words. These are perfect for teatime :)

    Cook from doha ... Sorry to hear that you are not feeling well. Hope you try it when you feel better. Thanks for stopping by :)

    Malar ... Thank you for your compliment. Glad you liked these cookies packed with almonds :)

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    you :)

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