Wednesday 4 September 2013

Almond London Cookies

Almond London Cookies have been around for many years & my guess is, they are still in the list of top ten cookies for Hari Raya! There are several versions of the dough recipe, so even if they may look the same, their tastes do differ.

I made mine using a recipe that has nestum in it. Based on my experience, any cookies made with nestum always tasted wonderful. Same goes with this recipe. Just a word of caution, the dough expands quite a bit after baking, so you may want to use very little dough for each cookie if you want small to medium small cookies. Mind were oversized, although they look ok in the pictures. And the sliced almond..... they made my cookies looked like creatures with two bulging eyes! Served me right for being lazy!

Crunchy Almond London
Recipe by Sh Rodziah.
Source: Noor Masri @ Coretan Dari Dapur.

250g butter
100g castor sugar
1tsp vanilla paste
50g nestum
100g cornflour
200g plain flour
whole almond (toasted)
chocolate for coating
almond nib for topping (I used sliced almonds.)

  1. Beat butter, sugar & vanilla paste until well blended. 
  2. Add nestum & beat just until blended. 
  3. Add plain & corn flour. Mix well. Cover dough with plastic & leave to rest for 15 minutes. 
  4. Flatten a small piece of dough, place an almond & shape dough into an oval or round shape. 
  5. Bake at 170 deg C for about 20 minutes. 
  6. Transfer cookies from baking pan onto a wire rack. Leave to cool completely. 
  7. In the meantime, melt chocolate using double-boiler. 
  8. Deep cookie into chocolate using a tong & place onto a paper cup. Top with almond nib. 
  9. After chocolate has hardened, store in an air-tight container.


Jasline @ Foodie Baker said...

Hi Faeez! The almond nibs do look like eyes to me, very cute I think! I'm sure they are delicious, wish I can have a bite!

Jozelyn Ng said...

This is my all time favourite. I use to order this every year during Hari Raya from my colleague.

Unknown said...

I tried your recipe n turned out fabulous! Thank u soo much.... Adding nestum gives it extra flavour n crunchiness....i will highly recommend to every1!

Anonymous said...

Hi, i see that most recipes dont include conflour. Is conflour essential for almond london? How many pieces can your recipe make?

Faeez said...

Hi there,
Cornflour is usually used to produce lighter texture of cakes or cookies. I don't remember how many pieces I got, but I remember there were many pieces even though I made big pieces.

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