During the festive season of Ramadan and Raya, having traditional treats around the house is a must. Among the many popular ones you'll often see is Almond London (or London Almond to some). Coated in a shiny chocolate glaze with chopped nuts, this cookie made with roasted almonds may be a little more labour intensive than the other classic treats, but it's still completely doable at home. Plus, you won't need any special equipment! Are you ready? Let's jump right into the recipe 😃
Ingredients (yields 100 pieces)
For the cookie and almond
For the chocolate coating and topping
- 125g butter
- 60g icing sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
- 160g plain flour
- 100g ground almond
- 100g toasted whole almond
- 250g cooking chocolate, melted
- 100g nibbed almond, toasted
- In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and icing sugar until well-combined. Add egg and vanilla essence, and mix well.
- Add plain flour and ground almond to form a soft dough.
- Pinch off a teaspoon of dough and flatten it on your palm. Place an almond in the middle and wrap the dough around the almond to cover it completely. Roll and shape the dough into alog shape.
- Preheat the oven at 160oC, then bake the almond-covered dough for about 20 minutes or until golden brown. Once done, remove and leave it aside to cool.
- With your melted chocolate ready in a separate bowl, dip the cookies in and place in a paper cup.
- Sprinkle some toasted nibbed almonds on top. Then place in the fridge for about 10 to 20 minutes to let the chocolate chill and set.
- Store the Almond London cookies and enjoy!
Now that you know how simple it is to make this recipe, hop into the kitchen and have fun whipping up a batch of Almond London cookies 😃