L Cook With Jovi: Almond Cookies

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Almond Cookies

ALMOND COOKIES
Everyone loves almond cookies! I do too. Did you know how easy they are to make? I bet you didn’t. Go try these yourself and you shall know. They are soft and chewy and just delicious with a cup of tea. 

Preparation Time: 25 mins
Baking Time: 25 mins
Makes: 12-15 cookies

Ingredients
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 cup ground almonds (see notes)
  • ¼ cup almond flakes (or more) (see notes)
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • A pinch of salt

Method
  1. Beat the egg and butter together for about 2-3 minutes in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add the sugar, flour, almond flour, baking powder, vanilla essence, and salt. Mix well.
  3. While you are mixing this, the batter will be all sticky and you might think this recipe is no good. But hold on!
  4. Add the almond flakes now. I added ¼ cup but you can add more if you like.
  5. Use your hands to make a sticky dough combining everything. Now place this dough in the fridge for about 15 to 20 minutes.
  6. Before you place the dough in the fridge, switch on your oven and preheat it.
  7. While your dough is in the fridge get a baking sheet ready.
  8. After 20 minutes, take the dough out of the fridge and knead again for 1-2 minutes. You will notice that the dough has become much more manageable now.
  9. You could roll this dough out thinly and cut into desired shapes. Or like me just make small balls and place them on your baking sheet.
  10. Take a small glass and rub some plain flour on its bottom. Press each ball gently with the bottom of the glass to flatten them out.
  11. Scatter a few pieces of almond flakes on each cookie and press them down gently.
  12. Bake in the oven at 180 C for 25 minutes.
  13. Allow the cookies to cool and go on, munch them with a hot cup of tea or coffee.




Jovi’s Notes
Brush lightly with egg wash before popping them into the oven, if you want the tops to look nice and golden.

I bought the ground almond from Sainsbury's and the almond flakes from Tesco. 





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