Thursday, July 23, 2009

Almond Butter Cookies

In anticipation of my short trip back to my hometown, Melaka, this weekend (yippee!), I've made some almond butter cookies yesterday for my 9 (or 10, I think) year-old niece using my collection of cartoon character cookie cutters.



This is my first time trying out this cookie recipe which I actually got (believe it or not!) from the back of a cookie cutter packaging. Well, you know...one of those free recipes thrown in when you purchase a certain baking tool at a supermarket. I normally don't really trust such recipes, but since it doesn't use that much ingredients and is easy to make, I figured I'd remain objective about it and give it a try anyway. And whaddaya know!...it actually turned out rather well. Here's the really simple recipe:

200 g plain flour
30 g cornflour
80g ground almond
150 g icing sugar
1 egg yolk
130 g butter
1 beaten egg for brushing (for me, i didn't use this)

Optional: I added 1 tbsp of grated lemon rind and 1 tbsp of its juice for a slightly lemony twist.

Cream butter and icing sugar for a few minutes. Add in the yolk and flours. Knead to form a dough. Roll and cut out. Bake at around 140-150 deg C depending on the size of your oven. Mine is small. Please note that the cookies bake pretty fast, around 20 mins so be sure to monitor regularly towards the end as they brown easily.

22 comments:

  1. Great cookies... will love to try them soon.

    Cheers
    Olivia

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  2. I seldom make cookies, look at your lovely cookies, I think I will try it out.Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Lovely bake! Where did you get all those cutie cookie moulds?

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  4. What cute cookies! they must be delicious!

    Yes, a big universal potluck would be great ;-P...

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  5. Yes that is a great idea! It would be awesome! What a wonderful dream...

    I'd love to visit Singapore and taste it's great cuisine!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  6. I'd love to... Thanks for the invitation! the same goes for you if you visit my country!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  7. *little space*, the cookie cutters are sold at various places. can't find them all in one place tho'. hello kitty is sold at a shop called Kai Kai at Chinatown Point, Pooh, Mickey, Chip n Dale etc are available at Suntec City's Carrefour and Seiyu at Bugis. they are pretty popular amongst homebakers here.

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  8. so lovely!! I may get some cutie cookie cutters soon. :-)

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  9. They are so cute, I love your cookie cutters.

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  10. Oh...one more which couldn't resist, and bought these cookie cutters...I still manage not to fail, but not for long, I believe!
    There look nice.

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  11. Beautiful and delicious cookies! Iam bad at making homemade cookies but these are tempting wanna try it very soon.....

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  12. I LOVE your character cookies. You know, some great recipes can be found on the back of packages because that is how companies get people hooked on their products.

    I have a reliable and delicious snickerdoodle cookie recipe that I originally found off the back of my flour bag.

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  13. oh!! your cookies look so cute especially all the Disney charater cutter!! my daughter love Disney but so far I didn't see any Disney's cookies cutter out there..must go online to hunt for it !!

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  14. You have made some cookies that every kids are crazy for! Beautiful!

    p.s. The baking soda I added to mix with the ground meat was to tenderize the beef. So, yes, you are right about it.

    Angie's Recipes

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  15. hi Everyone, thanks for all your lovely comments :D. yeah, the cutters are really cute!

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  16. hi npm,
    I just have to add to all the comments... More than just the cutters, you have made the cookies very neat and tidy. Lots of work and efforts you have put in!

    Well Done!

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  17. Cookie, thanks for yr compliments. I thk the texture of the cookie dough is important to get nice looking imprint from the cutters.

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  18. i love your blog!
    my parents are from malaysia and so many of the thing syou make sound so familiar.
    i have always wanted to try making pineapple tarts and rendang and various curries.
    i also love ur cookie cutters!

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  19. hi Tia, thank you. looks you have your roots in m'sia too. pineapple tarts is my fmly's favorite. been a long time since i made them. if i do, will surely share the recipe here. :D

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