Friday, March 5, 2010

Chocolate Coated Almond Cookies

Chocolate Coated Almond Cookies1

Hey gals, thank you so much for all the lovely comments. I'm doing good and even gained weight. I didn't weight myself for quite sometime and only realize I've put on so much weight when I try to put on the new pants I got for myself when I was holidaying in Hanoi last December. After back from Hanoi, I wash and keep the pant for CNY. All the clothes I bought from Vietnam I will wash them first before wearing it. It was very dusty there. On the first day of CNY, I take out the pant to match them with my new blouse I bought and do you believe that I can't even button it. It was about 2 inch apart. I've put on 5kg,..arhhh!!!

I promise myself to on diet after CNY. How can I resist all those sinful food right?? lol ~ Most of my friends they don't even realize I've put on so much weight. Maybe it's because I'm tall. I just hope to get back my ideal weight and really watch out what I eat now.

Okay, I don't want to bored all of you with my grumbling. Here goes the recipe I'm going to share today. This is a must have for my kids when it comes to CNY. They love it so much. Yummy almond cookies coated in chocolate...who will say no to this??

TIGER Angpau's cover I got from Hong Kong. NICE?

Here goes the recipe :

Ingredients A

250g butter
1 whole egg
1 egg yolk
100g icing sugar *(actual recipe call for 120g, I reduce it as the chocolate coated on the cookies are sweet enough for me)

Ingredient B

250g plain flour
250g ground almond *(I stir fried them in the work until it's fragrant in low fire, becareful not to burnt it)

200g toasted whole almond *(I toast it at 160c for about 10mins - always keep an eye on it and don't burnt it)

500g cooking chocolate *(melted in double boiler pot)

50 pcs small paper cups

Some rainbow colour sugar rice for decoration *(can use toasted nibbed almost too)


1. Cream ingredients A till it's well combined. Mix in ingredients B to form soft dough. Wrap the dough with one whole almond and shape it into oval shape. Bake on the lined baking pan at 180c till golden brown. Remove and leave it to cool.

Tip 1 : As I baked double the recipe, I kept the cool cookies in an air-tight container before coated them with melted chocolate the next day.

2. To coat the chocolate :
Melt cooking chocolate with double boil method. Drop the cookies into the melted chocolate before pick it up with chopstick. Place the chocolate coated cookies onto the prepared paper cup. Arrange it on a tray and sprinkle it with the colourful sugar rice or toasted nibbed almond. Leave the chocolate to form at room temperature before storing them into the air-tight container.

Tip 2 : DO NOT REFRIGERATE IT !!! From my experience, once we chill it in the fridge to set the chocolate the cookies won't last long when we took it out from fridge. The cookies will produce moisture and turn wet, it become chewy rather than crispy. The almond too will too turn soft. The worst is, the chocolate that have been put in the fridge will not set well when we take them out from the fridge. It will melts, I don't know why!! I think that's the "pantang larang" we have to bear in mind when making this cookies. PLS TAKE NOTE ok?

Do try this out. It's super duper yummy.... :D



tracieMoo said...

I made them for CNY too! they're almost gone now.. you must have been busy. Can't wait to see more from you, Amy! :)

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

This CNY, i did not bake this, too busy with Kuih Bangkit, hehehe..Looking forward more updates from you.

Pei-Lin said...

These are my family's favorite, we go nuts for it!! Can't wait to see the recipe! In the meantime, keep it up!

tigerfish said...

So colorful with the sprinkles on chocolate.

ann low said...

Still got problem for uploading? Miss your post.

Justin said...

these are so cute

COLARGOL said...

i love that, so cute !!

Li Ting said...

Hi Amy, I would like to know the quantity of almond cookies we are able to make out from this recipe..Thank you.=D

PS:i love ur blog, they're amazing! delicious food,cakes etc make me so hungry! will try them out soon! thanks

TINTIN said...

Li Ting, I'm sorry for the late reply .. I'm not pretty sure of the quantity of cookies can be made out of the recipe I shared here.. the actual cookies from the recipe I follow are round shapes which I have to cut half the almond. I made it oval shape and use the whole almond which makes less quantity but bigger size cookies .. :)


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