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Almond Cookies

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This year 2010, Year Of The Tiger~ Chinese New Year has fallen on the same day as Valentine's Day (February 14). Today I made this melt in your mouth heart-shaped Almond Cookies for all bloggers who have visited my site.
Wishing ALL A Happy Lunar New Year & Happy Valentine's Day.


Ingredients:
250g Plain flour
1 tsp Baking powder
3/4 tsp Baking soda
1/4 tsp Salt
90g Icing sugar
60g Ground almond
130g Corn oil

Method:
  • Sift all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
  • Make a well in the centre and pour in corn oil.
  • Use spatula to mix the ingredients till combined and use hand to knead it into a soft dough.
  • Roll dough between 2 plastic sheets to a thickness about 3mm. click here
  • Cut out the dough by using cookie cutter and use a small palette knife to lift up the cut-out soft dough and place on a baking tray lined with baking sheet.
  • Lightly brush the dough twice with egg wash. (1 egg with 2 tsp water and 1-2 drop of egg yellow colouring)
  • Sprinkle extra some almond nibs on top if you prefer.
  • Bake in preheated oven at 150C for about 13-15 mins or until golden brown.
  • Leave cookies to cool on wire rack and store in airtight container.


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  1. One of my fave CNY classics! Heart-shaped ones are so, so adorable! Perfect for Valentine's indeed!

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  2. Thank you Anncoo,those look really scrumptious :D

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  3. Wow!!! these cookies look so cute...perfect for the valentine's day indeed:)

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  4. Not only melt-in-the-mouth, these cookies are also melt-in-the-heart. Thank you so much, Anncoo!

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  5. You know I lived in China over 5 years (plus Taiwan and Hong Kinf later). I am having a Chinese New year celebrations with friends who also lived in Asia and need help with some easy recipes! I will buy some food but every year I make five or six dishes myslef. Any suggestions?
    THank you

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  6. Pei Lin, Rachana: Thanks! Want to bake this for CNY?

    Yasmeen: You're welcome :)

    Food4Tots: Thanks for your nice words :)

    Laura: Will get back to your later :)

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  7. Nice shape and perfect for valentine...it looks too good...

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  8. Happy Lunar new year to you too !! CUTE COOKIES

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  9. Lovely heart cookies....peect valentine treats...

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  10. Maybe I shall start baking some for the coming holidays! Yours look fabulous!

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  11. adorable! Now if you only made egg tarts!

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  12. Adorable cookies, I love the heart shape!

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  13. Thank you Anncoo, received with care n lov. Happy New Year n Valentine to u too.

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  14. yum yum thanks for the cookies lol Rebecc

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  15. My favourite cookies...yum! How many pieces can I have? They look so cute and romantic....perfect for this year's double celebration.

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  16. oh how cute!! nust be delicious. I ve been experimenting with almond cookies too . have to try these now :)

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  17. Almond cookies are so delicious. These little heart shaped ones are so cute.
    Mimi

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  18. One of my favourites besides pineapple tarts! Yum!

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  19. What a lovely cookie. They look wonderful, a nice treat. I love checking out all your New Year Cookies!

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  20. thanks for sharing so many wonderful recipes! these almond cookies look so cuteee!! i would love to make these cookies...maybe today :P

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  21. The cookies look gorgeous Anncoo. We've been seeing a lot of heart shape cookies around, haven't we? Equal thickness, a whole lot better than my open face pineapple tarts....I cannot roll for life!

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  22. Great heart shapes cookies! You are baking a lot of cookies. Your CNY and Valentine's Day will be perfect :)

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  23. Oh your site is always a feast for the eyes! So much color and beauty!
    This recipe sound delicious...the perfect cookie with a cuppa tea I think! Thank you!

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  25. Peanut cookies are more popular in our family compared to Almond cookies. :)

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  26. These cookies really look like melting in the mouth. Can corn oil be replaced with canola oil? You must be really busy with all the baking! 加油 ;)

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  27. Oh how many different type of cookies are you making, I'm now really missing home!

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  28. Hello Friends,
    Thanks for visiting and I really hope you like these lovely cookies.
    HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR & HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!

    Angie: Thanks! You haven't starts your baking? CNY is just next Sunday.

    Nina: hahaa..Egg Tarts? OK will try to do make it after CNY.

    YHL: Same to you :)

    Mary: You can have all, I can always bake another batch :)

    Ann: Yes must try this. Really good!

    Quinn: Actually I also thought of making the heart shape pineapple tarts but am really busy...busy...

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  29. Lia Chen: Thanks!

    Amanda: So happy you're here again ;D

    Little Inbox: Yes I love the peanut cookies too :)

    Yummy: Yes of course you can. Remember don't use peanut oil. I hope I can finish all my baking by next Tuesday.

    Hungry tummies: hehee...I still haven't bake the pineapple tarts:(
    Oh yes, my offer to you is still open ;DD just let me know ~~you know what...right ;DD

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  30. Gong Xi Fa Cai & Happy Valentine's Day to you too.

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  31. Anncoo, your almond cookies look so tasty, and love the heart shape as well. Happy Chinese Lunar New Year and Happy Valentine's Day to you too :-)

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  32. Happy Lunar New year and valentines day to you too.
    Such a simple yet elegant cookies, loved it. This is indeed a perfect gift for our loved ones. Enjoy!

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  33. Thanks but I really wish I was getting them. :) They look good and I hardly ever get (or eat) homemade cookies.
    ~ingrid

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  34. I like the heart-shaped cookies. Happy Valentine's Day and Happy Chinese New Year.

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  35. Hi Anncoo, your blog is most Chinese New Year feeling!! Gong Xi Fa Cai!!! Ang Pow Come Come!! LOL!!

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  36. A Full-Timed HouseflyFebruary 3, 2010 at 1:13 PM

    I already started eating some of the new year cookies and this is one of my favourite...good job !

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  37. so very pretty n so good too m sure!!!

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  38. Happy Chinese New Year and Happy Valentine's day dear

    Love ur cookies...
    They look very cute

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  39. Hey Anncoo, Happy Chinese New Yer to you & your family too! Hope you've a prosperous & blissful year of Tiger.

    These cookies sound perfect for the coming celebration for sure!

    Cheers always!

    Best wishes, Kristy

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  40. Now I think someone should make heart-shaped pineapple tarts, love letters, bak kwa...so clever of you :)

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  41. Lovely presentation. Made something like that too, but yours look great!

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  42. My heart will melt if I receive these cookies. Oh poor me, this year's Valentine's day, my partner will be travelling in Taipei without me! hahaha

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  43. This is great choice for Chinese New Year...... Looks delicious.

    Sawadee from Bangkok,
    Kris

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  44. Happy Chinese New Year & Happy Valentine's Day to ALL ;)

    Wendy: 恭喜发财 来来给你一个红包。。。
    接住哦。。。

    Tigerfish: hahaa...There are someone already made heart shape pineapple tarts...

    Kristy: Thank you! same to you :)

    Kenny: There are lots of Valentine's goodies in Taiwan, make sure your partner will bring some back.

    Kris: Thank you!

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  45. i love the cookies! Btw, I hv an award for you!

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  46. Well presented and cookies look so cute and yummy!!!

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  47. Gorgeous cookies, they look so adorable!

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  48. Malar, Sarah, Parita: Thank you! Thank you!

    Wenn: Thank you very much for passing this lovely blog award to me.

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  49. I've always had a real soft spot for almond cookies. I am so glad you posted this recipe! You make everything looks so beautiful and special!

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  50. Dear Anncoo, Wish you a happy new year and Happy Valentine's day. A great way to celebrate with your adorable and melt in ur mouth Almond cookies. Great Clicks.

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  51. I love almond cookies so having your recipe for this is very special to me. Thank you!

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  52. Hi Anncoo,
    I love to try the recipe. Can you please tell me if almond powder is the same as ground almonds? if not, what is it? any suggestions where I can buy it from? Thanks.

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  53. Katy: Thank you :) This is really an easy recipe that you must try.

    Hi Charmaine,

    Thanks for coming here. Yes almond powder is ground almond. I'll update it in my recipe. Thank you again ;D

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  54. Beautiful! These are wonderful cookies and your photos are gorgeous.

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  55. Beautiful & delightful looking cookies!!

    Yummie all the way,...:)!

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  56. I cant believe I mssed this post! those cookies look oh so YUM!!! happy Chinese new year Ann!

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  57. Those cookies look wonderful. I love the flavor of almond. Thanks for the recipe!

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  58. lovely and yummy cookies!!
    can i have 1 too?? =P

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  59. Katherine: Thank you for your compliment.

    Dolly: Happy Valentine's day :)

    Lynda, Sophie, Zurin, Debbie: Thanks for your lovely words. Happy Valentine's day.

    Candelyn: Sure, you can have as many as you want...Thanks for visiting.

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  60. OOOh! They look delicious! thanks for sharing.

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  61. These cookies look so beautiful and delicious.

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  62. Oh i love those almond cookies. I had something similar to those when I lived in Korea. Yum!

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  63. Thanks for the tip of brush with egg yellow colouring! Your cookies look great! Happy New Year!
    Cheers

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  64. What gorgeous little heartshaped cookies Ancoo! Happy valentines day too!

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  65. 恭喜发财。。 我也要红包。。哈哈~

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  66. Those are the prettiest cookies ever, perfect for Valentine's Day! You ALWAYS have the prettiest food!!

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  67. Mmmmmm baby, those little sweet~hearts are makin' my mouth water. I have to try this....ssshhhhh.....we just won't tell my doctor! Heeeheehe!

    Ya'll have a fantastically blessed day!!!

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  68. Joyful Chaos: Thank you for your nice words. Please visit often.

    A2Z: Thanks :)

    Mamatkamal: You're welcome. Happy Valentine's day!

    Sook: Right...we always have quite similar food because China and Korea are so close.

    Simone: Happy Valentine's day!!

    Rachel: 大家一起发。。。来来红包一个。。。接住!

    Carrie: Thank you! Happy Valentine's day :)

    Nezzy: Happy Valentine's day! I'll keep the secret..but this is quite healthy~~no butter & egg in it.

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  69. Fantastic cookies!!! Thank you so much for the recipes you sent me by email ...

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  70. OMG, those are adorable cookies! I can't wait for all the other goodies that come with Chinese New Year celebrations. Happy New Year!

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  71. That's very pretty. You're all set for the coming new year. :)

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  72. hi Anncootiger and valentine day not sure if this is the perfect match but yor cookies looks great cheers from paris Pierre

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  73. Laura: You're welcome ;D

    Gaga: Thank you!

    Divine Pe: Very busy before CNY!

    Pierre: Hahaa...I'm not tiger anyway thanks ;DD

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  74. Thank you and Happy Lunar Year and Valentine day for you and your family and thank you for those cookies, they are so cute and the photos so gorgeous
    Have a nice day

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  75. They look amazing! I love your blog :)

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  76. You made so many nice cookies..m so envy.. :) I don't know which to try 1st.. too many on the list..hahha.. love all your cookies collection.

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  77. Thank you dear friends for taking time to read my post.

    Chapot: Thank you!

    MySweetKitchenTreats: Thank you for your nice comment:) Hehee...take your time to bake the one you love most.
    Anyway you'v nice blog too.

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  78. These look easy enough to make. I might try making some and I also might make some effort to celebrate Chinese New Years this year for once!

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  79. Hi Anncoo, Gongxi Gongxi Happy New Year and Happy Valentine's Day.
    Wishing you a prosperous new year, may you and your family enjoy good health always.
    :-D

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  80. Rita: 恭喜发财,大家一起发。。。哈哈。。

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  81. My favorite.. they look super delicious.. Happy New Year and Happy Valentines day....

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  82. I have already made 3 batches just in a weeks time! My son loves it! I just rolled it up into a ball (too lazy to shape it). Flatten it slightly and top it with a small piece of cranberry. Viola! Yummy!

    Thanks for sharing such a simple recipe!

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  83. Hi Tricia: So happy to hear that your son loves this almond cookies.
    Wishing you a Very Happy Chinese New Year ;D

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