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
- 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
- Beat the egg and butter together for about 2-3 minutes in a mixing bowl.
- Add the sugar, flour, almond flour, baking powder, vanilla essence, and salt. Mix well.
- While you are mixing this, the batter will be all sticky and you might think this recipe is no good. But hold on!
- Add the almond flakes now. I added ¼ cup but you can add more if you like.
- Use your hands to make a sticky dough combining everything. Now place this dough in the fridge for about 15 to 20 minutes.
- Before you place the dough in the fridge, switch on your oven and preheat it.
- While your dough is in the fridge get a baking sheet ready.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Scatter a few pieces of almond flakes on each cookie and press them down gently.
- Bake in the oven at 180 C for 25 minutes.
- Allow the cookies to cool and go on, munch
them with a hot cup of tea or coffee.
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.