If you’ve been to a Chinese bakery, you would have probably seen these Almond Cookie Crisps. They are usually packaged in small plastic treat bags going for $4 to $5 for just 10 or 12 cookies. Yeah, kind of pricy but they are ridiculously good. I obviously don’t want to pay $5
The ingredients in these cookies are simple. There are egg white, sugar, flour, salt, almond, a little butter and vanilla extract, that’s all. Yes, very simple ingredients, but that can turn into something truly amazing. Here’s a warning, these cookies care ADDITIVE! Super ADDITIVE! Okay, you’re officially warned.
These Almond Cookie Crisps are crispy, crunchy, nutty and with a hint of vanilla. I love to hear that crunch when you bite into one. They’re even semi-see-through too. They are perfect for Christmas gift-giving as well. Hm…with a glass of milk, I can easily finish the whole batch on my own... truly some very dangerous stuff!
Not only there are just a few ingredients involved in these cookie recipe, they are super easy to make, too. All you need is a small mixing bowl, measuring spoons, measuring cups, and a whisk. Yes, you don’t even need to take out the hand held mixer. The key to making these cookies super thin and crispy is to spread a small amount of the batter out. Then, make sure the almond flakes are in a single layer, which do need a little time and patience to get the whole batch done, and so it is worth it. Or, simply ask your kids to help out spreading them out. It would be a fun baking project together.
Today marks the very first day of a school year for my little boy, who started pre-school in less than a year ago. It is also my first "back to school" experience as a Mom. These cookies are perfect as after school snacks. I'm sure he'll love these cookies, as much as his Mommy does. I'm so proud of my little boy!
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Almond Cookie Crisp:
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Makes 36 to 40 cookies (depending on the size)
2 large egg whites, room temperature
a pinch of kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons castor sugar
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
1 cup almond slices
2 1/2 tablespoons butter, melted
Preheat oven 325F. Line baking sheet with silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
In a small mixing bowl, whisk egg white, salt, vanilla extract and sugar until foamy. Whisk until sugar is completely dissolved. Whisk in flour until no lumps. Then, gently fold in almond slices and butter.
Spoon 1 teaspoon of batter onto prepared baking sheet and spread batter into a 2 to 3-inch circle. Make sure the almonds flakes are not overlapping each other. Spoon the rest of the batter on baking sheet with each cookie at least 1-inch apart. Might need to bake cookies in batches.
Bake 9 to 12 minutes depending on their size, rotate baking sheet once during baking. Bake until slightly golden brown. Remove from baking sheet and cool completely on wire rack. Cookies will crisp up once completely cool.
*Do not over bake them because they tend to turn a little more golden brown after they're out of the oven.
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