Monday, January 28, 2013

Chocolate Almond Cookies

Chinese New Year Cookies

This Chocolate Almond Cookie recipe was given to me by an acquaintance more than ten years ago and it is definitely a keeper.   They look pretty too - see how the slivers of almond flakes stand out against the 'chocolatey' colour of the cookies?  These cookies are so delicate and melt in your mouth and they taste pretty awesome too.  


250g butter
125g icing sugar
300g low protein flour
30g cocoa powder
100g cornflour
150g almond flakes
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

  •  Cream butter and icing sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in egg and vanilla extract.
  • Sift together flour, cocoa powder and cornflour.  Fold into the butter mixture.  Then add in the almond flakes and combine to form into a dough.
  • Divide the dough into two and shape into logs.  Wrap with clingwrap and chill in the freezer for about 15 minutes.
  • Cut the logs into slices and bake in a preheated oven of 175 deg C for about 20 minutes.
  • Cool the cookies on a wire rack and store them in an air-tight container.

* I am submitting this post to Chinese New Year Delights 2013 hosted by Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover *


  1. Hi Veron! Agree that the almond and chcolate combination looks great! HeHe.. A keeper to add to wife's collection!

  2. How lovely! These cookies not only look good, I bet they taste wonderful with the almond flakes.

  3. These look like the recipe from Okashi cookbook that I have bookmarked...hope I have enough time to bake some!

  4. Very tasty luking cookies in square shapes

  5. Looks delicious Veronica!
    The photo looks fab!

  6. Hi Veronica,
    Yes, this cookies looks and i bet taste even greater..:p
    I still have some almonds flakes left from CNY bakes.
    Hope to try this over the weekend..^^



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