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Almond Crisps



True to its name, these cookies are really crispy and crunchy.   Have them with coffee, tea or just munching in front of the TV ..... not to worry, almonds are healthy nuts!








Recipe for Almond Crisps

Ingredients
  • 4 oz Butter/Margarine
  • 3 oz Caster Sugar
  • 5 oz Self-Raising Flour - sifted
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3 oz nibbed Almonds
  • 1/4  Tsp Vanilla
Method
  1. Cream together butter and sugar till light and fluffy.
  2. Add in the egg yolk, vanilla, followed by the sifted self-raising flour.  Mix into a soft dough.
  3. Form dough into a log shape, cut into 24 equal slices.  Shape into rounds and coat with the nibbed almonds.
  4. Place about 1 inch apart on the baking sheets.
  5. Bake in preheated oven at 180 deg C for about 20 minutes or till golden brown.
  6. Cool completely on a wire rack before storing in cookie jar.
Note
If dough is too soft to handle, chill it in the fridge for about 1/2 an hour or until it's firm and not sticky.

Comments

  1. I'm not sure if this is the same almond cookies I had at Chinese restaurants. Well, I love them. And I'm sure I'm going to love this too.

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  2. penny
    Thanks. Goes very well with coffee or tea.

    Divina
    Think it's slightly different. I have a few recipes of this almond cookies/biscuits, some of them use cooking oil instead of butter or margarine. But these can keep well, stays crisp and crunchy even after 3 weeks in the cookie jar.

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  3. Wah... getting ready for Christmas or CNY, huh! I always love cookies, any cookies! These look so crunchy good lol.

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  4. Mmmmm...almonds are one of my "new" favorites and these cookies showcase them nicely!

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  5. These would go great with a cup of tea. I love recipes without a ton of ingredients too!

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  6. Yum I love anything almond flavored!

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  7. Well done...like shop bought. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful cookie recipe. Just nice for the coming Xmas :))

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  8. awww....you make me think of Chinese New Year. This is what I miss. I enjoy eating them but never made them myself. Looks like it's high time I try it. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. My Little Space
    When I posted this, didn't think of X'mas, now that you mention it, why not, they keep well.

    Dani
    Ya, they are very yummy.

    Mother Rimmy
    These are very easy to make, very basic ingredients.

    experimentalculinarypursuits
    And almonds are good, nutritious nuts.

    Elin
    Wow, what a compliment. Thank you.

    MaryMoh
    Oh, normally I make the 'Chinese' type of almond biscuits for CNY, the one using cooking oil, not butter.

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  10. Those are easy and delicious... Yummy!

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