Monday, January 24, 2011

my baking diary #9 Almond Peanut Cookies

saw Cathy's post trying out Jess's Crunchy Melty Amond Cookies, i decided to try it out as well! but instead of following the exact recipe (and avoiding buying too much ingredients), i've decided to replace the corn oil called for in the recipe with butter!! And being a very ambitious amateur, i made 1.5 times the original recipe coz i had in mind to give some of my bakes away... I should have try it on a smaller scale...

Jess's original recipe, with my changes in {}

Almond {Peanut} Cookies
150g self raising flour
80g icing sugar (reduced to 60g)
80g ground almond
80g diced almonds {i used both diced almonds and peanuts coz i din have enough almonds :P }
100g corn oil {i used unsalted butter instead}
1/2 tsp almond essence
Egg yolk for brushing {used beaten egg leftover from my pineapple tarts)


1. Sift flour and icing sugar... Add in ground almond, diced almonds, diced peanuts and mix well
2. Cream butter and almond essence
3. Mix the dry mixture into the butter mixture (i used the mixer coz i started real late at around 8 - 8.30pm!)The dough is crumbly and on the soft side... But it'll come togather if you knead it a little
4. Measure level 1/2 tspful of dough and scoop it out with a butter knife (i tried rolling it into balls but the dough sort of fell apart... by using the spoon and butter knife, this was how i got my round round semi-circle balls of dough as you can see from the picture above).
5. Brush with egg and bake in a preheated oven at 170°C for 15-20mins or until brown (erm, think because i used butter, mine won't be whitish or slightly brown as per Jess's post)
6. Cool completely before storing into airtight containers

The results?? Here's a pic... The colour and taste seems closer to peanut cookies, except for the faint taste of almond essence... If i had omit this, guess it would be peanut cookies instead of almond peanut cookies! Guess it's not that bad afterall... Its a crunchy, crispy cookies rather then a melty one...

Postscript: I am changing the name of this cookie from Almond Peanut Cookies to Peanut Almond Cookies. Think i was a tad too generous with the diced peanuts, so the taste of peanuts were rather strong and not the almond (though almond meal and diced almonds were used)... 


  1. still look very good to me PH!! i bet its delicious too!

  2. I made almond cookies too with corn oil added but don't have nuts in it.

  3. Ann, i should have stick to the recipe and use corn oil.. but i 'act clever' and use butter... guess its a different result, but good experiment bah :P