Almond Cookies Using Airfryer

January 19, 2015 18 Comments A+ a-

 

Chinese New Year goodies can be really expensive, averaging S$15 for a bottle. I came across this one at Singapore Island Country Club and I thought - hey this is what I am going to try.  


After several rounds, I perfected the almond cookies using the airfryer. [If using oven, go for 160 degrees Celsius for 15 minutes.] Enjoy!

Recipe
Yield: 30 pieces

Ingredients
120g ground almond powder* (not the sweetened almond drink)
180g plain flour
90g castor sugar (reduced from 120g)
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
120ml oil (corn or sunflower oil are ok)
sliced almond pieces

* Apart from Phoon Huat, you can get almond powder from NTUC Finest too:
  

Directions
1. Preheat airfryer at 140 degrees for 10 minutes.

2. Combine everything, except the sliced almond pieces, by hand/ mixer to form a soft dough.
I love this texture. Looks almost like almond ice cream! :)

3. Weigh the dough at 7g each and roll them into a ball. Arrange on lined baking tray.

Optional: You may glaze the top with beaten egg yolk, but I skipped this step as I like the almond cookies nicely pure and white.

4. Decorate the top of each almond dough ball with a sliced almond piece.

5. Bake in airfryer at 140 degrees for 16 minutes. The smell of almond will fill the kitchen.

6. Allow the almond cookies to cool on the baking paper in the airfryer for a few minutes, before removing the tray from the airfryer.

7. Carefully transfer them to a plate to cool.

8. When the almond cookies are completely cool, place them into airtight containers. Do line the layers with doley paper to absorb oil. Store at room temperature. Enjoy!
This is the exciting part - packing them into the containers!

Here are my own bottles of almond cookies!
Glass Bottles from Daiso: $2 each
Almond cookies: Priceless, all made with love :)
In plastic containers for giveaway.

Update (03 Feb 2016)
Do tag us at #thehedgehogknows if you would like us to feature your homemade cookies.
Here are @gracegreysss'. So lovely :)
Credits: @gracegreysss

Update (21 Jan 2016)
These are Sandie Wee's almond cookies using our recipe. Looks really great for your her attempt. With the professional packaging, it looks like store-bought!
Credits: Sandie Wee

Update (06 Jan 2016)
With Chinese New Year coming up again, here are Phy La Law's. Love how the egg wash application is so well controlled. Beautiful!
Credits: Phy La Law

Update (10 Jul 2015)
These are from Angela Koh. I love how white and pure these cookies look! ;)
Credits: Angela Koh

Update (10 Jul 2015)
Sharon Min Min baked these too. Her first attempt, great job! You don't need to wait till Chinese New Year to bake them, agree?
Credits: Sharon Min Min


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18 comments

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Emj
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9 July 2015 at 14:25 delete

I do not have an air fryer but can I bake as per normal at 180degrees?thanks!

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12 July 2015 at 23:40 delete

Hi Emj, for oven, I would recommend 160 degrees, though of course different ovens are different. Just tweak from there. Have fun and let us know how it turns out! :)

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Anonymous 11
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24 November 2015 at 08:59 delete

I just tried this yummy recipe from your blog and it has come out really yummy!! :)
This is my first almond cookies and I am quite happy with the outcome...
Thanks for sharing this easy recipe :)
Aletha Pleas

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Astina Chung
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5 December 2015 at 19:08 delete

May i know how long can I store those cookies?

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Jing Yan Chan
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3 January 2016 at 09:15 delete

Hi, where do you get the doley paper from?
Thank you :)

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6 January 2016 at 22:47 delete

Hi Jing Yan, I got them from Phoon Huat. About $3 for a pack of about 100 pcs. If you are in Singapore too, U could try SKP as well :)

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Yvette Tan
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11 January 2016 at 17:03 delete

i tried this recipe and could taste the castor sugar in the cookies. Could this be due to not using the mixer?

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Clifford Loh
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15 January 2016 at 15:38 delete

Hi dont need to shift the flour ? Looks v easy to make. Thks

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Clifford Loh
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15 January 2016 at 23:12 delete

Thk for the recipe. Is v tasty. Yummy. I use coconut oil so taste abit unique. Still is v gd. Thks for sharing.

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LT
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17 January 2016 at 12:11 delete

Hi base on my pass experience, i bake sugee, almond cookies around temperature of 140 degree in conventional oven. As recipe consists of baking soda,if the temperature is too high the cookies will expand too quickly and will get a split open biscuit.

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21 January 2016 at 12:35 delete

Ensure that the cookies are well-cooled before storing in an airtight container. You can then keep in room temperature for 2 or 3 weeks. :)

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21 January 2016 at 12:36 delete

Great, thanks for sharing about using coconut oil. I heard that it's quite a healthy option too!

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Unknown
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24 January 2017 at 11:44 delete

Hi, I just discovered your website (as I just bought an airfryer), and am very impressed at how simple the recipes seem and how yummy the results look! Thinking of trying either butter cookie or almond cookie, or.... I wonder if I can substitute the oil here with melted butter? Will the butter flavour overpower the almond?

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18 February 2017 at 22:20 delete

Welcome to this new world! Oil is a common essential in my home here so I haven't tried using melted butter before, to be honest :)

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Crystal
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5 February 2018 at 14:06 delete

Hi can use brown sugar instead? Not sure why the dough turns out flaky, not sticky enough , so I add more oil.

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Serene
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24 December 2018 at 22:13 delete

Hi, i was looking through airfryer recipes and found yours, i tried the crabmeat stick and it is amazing. I tried making this almond cookies but kind of failed, could you kindly advise me if possible? For portion, i lowered it to 100g almond powder, 150g plain flour and 100ml of olive oil. I'm not sure if i made it too big which cause the end product to be abit too soft and crumbly and the smell of it is very very heavy olive oil. Can i also ask if pre-heating is required? I put them in directly at 140deg, 25mins. Thank you!!

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