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Almond Cookies

Almond cookies with almond in the crumbly cookies. Make almond cookies with this easy recipe for the best tasting homemade almond cookies ever | rasamalaysia.com

Almond Cookies

Almond cookes with almond in the crumbly cookies. Make almond cookies with this easy recipe for the best tasting homemade almond cookies ever.

Published on Jan 25, 2014. Updated with new photos.

This is the last weekend before Chinese Lunar New Year and I am sure many of you are doing your final batches of cookies before Lunar New Year, which falls on Friday, January 31. When I was growing up, every weekend leading up to Lunar New Year were all about making cookies, kuih such as kuih kapit, kuih bahulu, etc. However, the last week we would make some of the most popular and tastiest cookies because they will taste fresh and delicious, made just a few days before the big day.

Almond cookies with almond in the crumbly cookies. Make almond cookies with this easy recipe for the best tasting homemade almond cookies ever | rasamalaysia.com

Other than peanut cookies and walnut cookies, Chinese-Malaysians also love almond cookies, which is another cookie you will find during the Lunar New Year festivities. Almond cookies are white in color, and it looks almost like melting moments cookies, but it has a tint of almond flavor because of the almond flakes and almond extract.

Almond cookies with almond in the crumbly cookies. Make almond cookies with this easy recipe for the best tasting homemade almond cookies ever | rasamalaysia.com

My contributor CP Choong tried this almond cookies recipe from a cookbook in Malaysia. The recipe doesn’t call for butter but shortening is used instead, which means that the almond cookies will be super crumbly and melt in your mouth. As a young child, I dislike the taste and unique aroma of almond but as I grow older, almond has become one of my favorite nuts. This almond cookies are sweet, powdery, and they are a great treat for Lunar New Year.

Happy last few days of baking!


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28 COMMENTS... read them below or add one

  1. Choy Fong

    This is the recipe I am dying for. Cannot believe my eyes when I see you post the recipe. Love this cookies & ordered tons of it for CNY. May I ask if I can replace the shortening with something else?

    • Malena Bosque Verde

      How about butter, I’m sure it will do the job, and taste great! That is waht I did, cause I din’t have the shortening! Good kuck.

  2. Mavis

    Hi Bee! I love your site and recipes :) I made these almond cookies tonight and although the dough was a bit of a pain to work with, the cookies turned out absolutely delicious!

    Just wanted to check with you, is the dough supposed to be extremely crumbly? It was pretty dry and very tricky to work with… should I add a little more melted butter to make the dough more manageable? I used butter because I can’t find shortening here in Sweden…

    Also, when I used up almost all the dough, I added a little water to the remaining crumbs and made a few experimental cookies with the much more manageable dough… the resulting cookies were a little chewy, not as crisp like the rest, but still tasty.

  3. Mimi

    hi there,

    Thank you for the recipe. I have a question regarding the conflicting quantity of shortening? Is it 130 grams or 1/2 cup of shortening??

    From observation with the other ingredients, 70/80g seems to be 1/2 cup?

    Thank you!

  4. Susan

    Hi, i tried yr recipe! It’s tasty but I hv a question. My cookie spread and couldn’t maintain the shape like yours. Your cookie has a good thickness. Did yours spread at all? Did you keep the dough in fridge first? Thx!

  5. Hui

    Hi,

    I had to add another tablespoon of shortening before the dough comes together as it was too crumbly. I shaped them into balls instead of cutting them out.

    at the end after cooling down, taste was good but the cookies were tough to bite.
    any reason why ?

  6. June

    Hi Bee,
    I tried this recipe today but it didnt turn out right. Is it 130g of shortening or 113g (per one of your responses)? It is taking more than 20 mins to bake..Please help!!

    thanks
    June

    • It’s 130 g. The recipe is exactly what you see on the pictures, but I am in the US. Maybe the shortening is different in different country…you bake until the cookies are slightly browned, and inside is cooked through.

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