Thursday, January 5, 2012

Apricot and almond cookies ~ CNY 2012

Sokehah Cheah | 11:27 PM | | | |



I made a small batch of this Apricot and Almond cookies to sample for the coming Chinese New Year and they were good.  I rarely use dried fruits in my cookies but this combination of dried apricots and almonds is worth a try and therefore would like to share the recipe with you.

  








These sweet and crunchy cookies were finished in no time and definitely will be on my list of cookies for the coming festive season.

Recipe for Apricot and Almond cookies  (Makes 20)

Ingredients
  • 3 oz  butter
  • 2 oz caster sugar
  • 50 ml condensed milk
  • 25 ml egg
  • 1/2  tsp vanilla
  • 6 oz self-raising flour
  • 100 gm dried apricot, finely chopped
  • 1/4  cup whole almonds, finely chopped
Method
  1. Sift flour and set aside.
  2. Cream butter, sugar, condensed milk and vanilla till light and creamy.  Fold in sifted flour.
  3. Add in the chopped apricots and almonds.  Mix well and roll dough into a log.
  4. Wrap the dough in clingfilm and refrigerate for about 30 mins or till firm.
  5. Using a serrated knife, cut dough into 1/4  inch thick slices.  Place onto a paper lined baking tray.
  6. Bake in a preheated oven @ 180 deg C for 12 mins, or until light golden brown.  (Need to monitor the temperature as the apricots tend to brown easily).
  7. Let cookies stand on tray for about 8 mins. before removing them onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Store cookies in an air-tight cookie jar.


12 comments:

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  1. I love dried fruits, pass me some and I can start munching...hehee
    I think I want to try this too as I still have some dried apricot left in my fridge. Do you think I can leave the condensed milk out?

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  2. These look fabulous. I love almonds in my cookies and I bet the apricots were delicious too.

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  3. Looks good and pretty. Happy New year to you and family.

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  4. Ann
    I think you can leave out the condensed milk, maybe substitute with plain milk but add a bit more sugar.

    Mary
    Yes, the apricots were indeed delicious.

    Yummy Bakes
    Thank you. Happy New Year to you and your family too.

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  5. I like fruit in the cookie too, this look very good! Happy New Year 2012 to you, Cheah!

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  6. they do sound lovely and nice munching on those bits of apricots too!

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  7. I am sure it taste good with the dried fruits in the cookies ;) you really rajin . I have not started making any cookies yet.

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  8. Ya, can't believe it CNY is just 2 weeks away.lol! Still have yet started my baking yet. Seems that the lazy worms have started crawling all around eversince after the housekeeping. haha...
    anyway, hope you're having a lovely weekend.
    Cheers
    Kristy
    p/s these cookies must be so delicious.

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  9. Delicious cookies..
    happy New year!!
    Thanx for dropping by my space,n your sweet comments,do visit again!

    Erivum Puliyum

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  10. Sonia
    Thank you.

    Lena
    Yes, munching accompanied by a hot cup of tea.

    Elin
    Only started a few days ago, not much time left before CNY.

    Kristy
    I know you'll be able to finish a couple of varieties in a short time.

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  11. 3 oz butter is how many gms?

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    1. 3 oz is approx. 85 gm. At the bottom of my blog, there's a Useful Links column on the right, click on the Conversion Calculator and you'll get your answers.

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