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Almond Sable Cookies ~ 杏仁奶油曲奇饼

 

These Almond Sable Cookies are a must try during this holiday season, it's a Christmas Butter Time Cookie.  I have posted a simpler recipe before, French Butter Cookies, but this recipe that I am sharing with you today has almond meal and I added in Cointreau to give some oomph to the flavour.








Almond Sable Cookies  ~   杏仁奶油曲奇饼 (adapted from 'here')
Ingredients
  • 160 gm butter
  • 80 gm icing sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 tsp Cointreau
  • 200 gm plain flour
  • 50 gm almond meal
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg yolk for egg wash  
Method
  1. Cream the butter and sugar till well incorporated.  
  2. Add in the egg yolks, one at a time.
  3. Sift in the plain flour, baking powder and salt.  Mix well with a spatula.
  4. Mix in the almond meal, followed by the Cointreau.
  5. Dough is sticky.  Roll out the dough to about 1/4 inch thick, in between two plastic sheets and place in the freezer to harden, about 30 mins.
  6. Cut out the dough with a cookie cutter (4.5 cm dia.)  Place the cookies on a parchment lined baking tray and put the whole tray into the freezer for about 10 mins.
  7. Lightly brush the cookies with egg wash, twice.  Then with the back of a fork, draw a criss-cross pattern on each cookie.
  8. Bake in a preheated oven @ 180 deg.C  for 15 mins. till golden brown.  Let cookies cool on a wire rack before storing in an airtight cookie jar.
  9. Yield :  36 cookies



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