Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr
Very rich. Sorry I can't give proper estimates...I was shown the recipe by an old lady and since Chinese don't use exact measurements, she didn't write any for me! I'd guess at saying between 1/2-1 cup of oil is needed, but pour it out very slowly so that you don't pour out too much. Also, don't use olive oil, it makes the cookies too rich, so use canola or vegetable oil.
- 100 g almond meal
- 100 g diced almonds
- 2 cups self-raising flour
- 3⁄4 cup icing sugar
- 1 egg
- 3⁄4 cup canola oil
- 1⁄2 cup finely chopped walnuts
- Preheat oven to 150 degrees F and lightly spray a cookie tray with oil.
- Sift almond meal, diced almonds, flour and icing sugar 3 times.
- SLowly add oil to mixture whilst mixing until dough sticks together and is very soft. You can do this in small amounts i.e by placing some of the dry mixture in a smaller bowl and adding the oil to that, so that if you add too much you haven't ruined the whole mixture.
- Using a teaspoon, form cookies into small walnut-sized balls. Using your thumb, indent the dough slightly and fill with diced walnuts. Close over the walnuts to create a filling. Reshape into a round ball and place on cookie tray.
- Bake for 20 minute Meanwhile, lightly beat the egg.
- After the cookies have baked for 20 min, brush the tops lightly with egg.
- Bake for another 10 min, and then brush the tops with egg again.
- Bake for 30 minute Cookies will keep for up to 2 weeks.