These almond cookies are designed in the way to have a balance of mild sweetness and saltiness in each tiny bite size cookie. They are cute and great for Chinese New Year entertaining...
Actually, my family don't have much Chinese New Year entertaining in Australia. As you can see in the background of my pictures, this is that only Chinese New year ornament that I have in my house. It's a Chinese New Year card that I received from Singapore last year. This year, my thoughtful friend has recently asked for my address update and said that he is going to send another Chinese New Year greeting card again. *Sob sob...I'm so touched*
By moving away home means that we lost our Chinese New Year culture in a way. By baking all these Chinese New Year goodies, I hope to bring back these great festive memories to me and my family In Melbourne.
Here's my recipe for the biscuits.
10g icing sugar (you can add more sugar if you prefer a sweeter pastry, this is slightly salty one)
50g plain flour
10g corn flour
25g almond meal
a few drop of concentrated vanilla extract
1. Place all in the bowl of a food processor; process until dough forms.
2. Wrap in plastic; chill for 20 min for binding of dough.
3. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line baking tray with baking paper. Roll every 1/2 teaspoonful of dough on the baking and flatten them slightly using the back of the spoon. Sprinkle chopped almonds on each biscuits. Brush with milk. Bake for 5-8 min or until edges are slightly brown. Cool for 10 min on baking tray. cool completely on a wire rack.