Roasted almond cookies

crushed almond cookies

The thought of chooses new year brings in a warm feeling about beautiful Penang. Mandarins, plenty of gong chi fat chai messages, ang pav packets, moon cakes and those tubs of red lidded cookies jars that line the shelves are the things that skim through my memories. Yes, I  enjoyed every moment of the festival that I shared with my friends there. Here is a share of those lovely moments.

Gong Xi Fa Cai- Chinese New Year Celebrations

Cookies for the new year

Cookies that come out during this festival time bring out varieties unlimited. It was an actual experience to enjoy a few of these south Asian cookie workshops as well while in Penang. Of those, I kind of have a fond liking for the crushed almond cookies, the dome-shaped peanut cookies and the slightly salty green pea cookies. These cookies are the easiest I have found to be baking as well and quite often formed our teatime indulgence.

butterfree almond cookies.

Almond cookies

The easiest and simplest of the CNY cookies was of course the crushed almond cookie. The fragrance of the roasted almonds in it was incredible. There is no oil or butter used in this recipe just a lot of crushed almonds. The cookie keeps well and is a great jar snack for kids. Tone down the sugar a notch and you have some good midnight treat there to have with a glass of milk.
If you are making these to celebrate the CNY make some dragon fruit jelly moulds as well. Coz bright colours and sweetness is, of course, a festival must. 

Here is the recipe – dragon fruit jelly

Share the joy of every festival you can celebrate, for it is all meant to bring positive thoughts throughout.  keep visiting the posts abs share us your thoughts and experiences of CNY. See you soon. 

almond cookie

crushed almond cookies

Crushed almond cookies

oil and butter-free cookies.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Desserts, Snacks, Sweets and savories
Cuisine Autumn, Baby toddler food, Chinese, gluten free, International, Spring, Summer, Vegetarian, Winter
Servings 13 cookies


for the cookie

  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 cup almond
  • 1/3 cup tapioca flour if not use cornflour
  • 1/3 cup unrefined sugar powder and then measure
  • vanilla pod scrape a bit of the vanilla seeds

for each cookie

  • few almonds to press into each cookie


  • Roast the almonds and cool it down
  • Crush these almonds. the texture of the almonds is just what you would like, coarser or finer will still make great cookies. Set aside for later
  • Powder the sugar and set aside.
  • Into the mixing bowl add the egg and whisk it well.
  • Measure out 1 cup of the crushed almonds, scrapped vanilla pod, 1/3 cup tapioca starch and 1/3 cup powdered unrefined sugar.
    almond cookie mix
  • Mix gently to form a sticky mix.
    cookie dough
  • Portion this out, about a tbsp each onto a cookie sheet. the cookies spread pretty well so space them out.
  • press down an almond at the centre of each cookie.
  • Bake them at 170 degrees for about 10 to 12 minutes.
    cookie in the oven
  • Remove from the oven and cool the cookies.
  • Serve them with a cup of tea.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

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3 years ago
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I love almond cookies but never tried this way. Love the addition of tapioca flour. The perfect companion for masala chai 🙂

Priya Srinivasan
3 years ago
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Love how you have described your CNY celebrations! Almond cookies look real tempting, love how simple the recipe is! perfect with cup of milk or hot chai!!!

3 years ago
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Wow, love the addition of tapioca flour in almond cookies. Sounds absolutely delicious I have not tried making almond cookies like this. 😀

3 years ago

It is wonderful to see the Malaysian style cookies made in the easiest form. Will try.

Lata Lala
3 years ago

Have always fascinated making almond cookies but somehow never got matersialised. After seeing your fabulous cookies post with lovely description, I am tempted to make them soon.

Mayuri Patel
3 years ago
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I have a big batch of tapioca flour and this is definitely the way I will use up some of it. The roasted almond cookies look so soft and crunchy too. Mention of dragon fruit and you’ve got me yearning for it!

Poonam bachhav
3 years ago
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Almond cookies definitely make a great CNY treat. Love that it does not use butter or oil. Addition of tapioca flour sounds interesting to me. I would love trying out an eggless version of these cookies for my family.

3 years ago

Can’t have raw almonds due to allergic reactions, but can have cooked or roasted almonds. Would love to try these with my morning cuppa!

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