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Chinese Almond Cookies

posted by Dinesh Soni 



ingredients

    Refined flour (Maida) – 2 cups
    Sugar (Cheeni) – ¾ cup
    Eggs(Ande) – 2
    Brown sugar – ¼ cup (or ½ cup white sugar)
    Toasted almonds(badam) – ½ cup, finely chopped
    Vanaspati ghee – ½ cup
    Baking soda (khaane ka soda)– ½ tsp
    Vanilla essence – 1 tsp
    Butter (Makhan)– ½ cup
    Almonds(Badam) – ¼ cup, whole, toasted slightly
    Baking powder – 1 tsp
    Salt -1 tsp

preparation method


  Combine Maida, sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt. Mix well.
  In a big bowl, combine butter, ghee, and whisk/beat well. Add vanilla essence, and egg   Add the Maida mixture to the egg (wet) mixture little at a time and mix well. Add nuts to the dough and mix well to make a firm and smooth dough.
  Mould the dough in a long rectangle log shape and wrap tightly in butter paper or silver foil. Refrigerate for 4 hrs.
  Slice into pieces and mould into a round cookie shape and place on butter paper coated with butter, on a baking tray. Place an almond firmly on top of each cookie dough and bake for 20 mins in a pre-heated oven at 200 degrees.

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