Almond Crisps

Nine days until Christmas...
We're still in the middle of daily normal activities. No school holiday yet neither office break.
Jakarta's traffic is still super crowded during this rainy weather.

Weeks ago, I imagined to have a calm and peaceful week before Christmas. Hhm, I was wrong. Almost everyday we arrive home late than "normal" days. Too many children activities in school and heavy traffic make us having to 'enjoy' our time on roads.

Almond Crisps Cookies

I try not to lose this beautiful moment of the year; we play & enjoy the Christmas songs in the car, non stop chit-chat with the children while driving, with lots of joy listening to their amazing conversation, and enjoy the cookies, bread, and milk while we wait for each other. Lovely.


Other than the festive season, I'm happy that the children understand more and more about the meaning of Christmas, not only about Santa, presents, colorful lights, and the festival...

Last week, my daughter had an opportunity to celebrate Christmas with disable children, and tomorrow, both of them will have Christmas celebration in Church, together with their Sunday School friends.
I'm so grateful to see their faith grow stronger.

Back to the cookies...
This is another cookies recipe that I tried from the Australian Women's Weekly recipe book, Cupcakes and Cookies.
Easy to prepare, and... actually it's delicious cookies, but for me (personally) it's a bit too buttery, until the almonds flavor lose their strength.

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Almond Crisps
Source : The Australia Women's Weekly, Cupcakes & Cookies.

Ingredients :
125 gr butter, chopped
1/4 cup (55gr) caster sugar
1 cup (150gr) self-raising flour
1/4 cup (30gr) almond meal
2 tbsp flaked almonds

1. Preheat oven to 200 C/180 C fan-forced. Grease oven trays.
2. Beat butter and sugar in small bowl with electric mixer until smooth. Stir in flour and almond meal.
3. Roll level tablespoons of mixture into balls; place onto trays 5 cm apart. Flatten slightly with floured fork to 1 cm thick; sprinkle with flake almonds.
4. Bake crisps about 10 minutes. Stand on tray 5 minutes; transfer to wire racks to cool.

Almond Crisps Cookies + Black Coffee

Enjoy the Season, Friends...
and... Have a wonderful weekend!


Nisa-mom said…
your picture are awesome! Apa kabar mba Van ? kangeeeeen..oy
Vania said…
Mbak Fitri, thanks.*cepet banget nongolnya*
... apa kabar Mbak? dinginkah di situ? kita baek2 aja.
*kangen jg, kapan mudik??
Yook, mampir sini.
Ira Rodrigues said…
ho ho ho...van pls do tell patricia that i would love to have her book :))
fotonya selalu homey
Vania said…
Thank Ira. Foto mah homey, krn emang foto di rumah :)
Sini Ra, boleh pinjem bukunya untuk bacain ke Ryan.
Unknown said…
Gampang n patut dicoba nih resepnya, Van..
Vania said…
Kalo suka yg berasa 'butter'nya, bakal doyan Min. Anak2ku malah ngusulin kalo bikin cookies ini, lain kali jgn kelupaan taro chocolate chips ha..ha..
otty said…
Wah mbak, bisa pas banget gini. Kemaren aku nyicip almond caramel cookies breadtalk dan aku bilang ke temenku "harusnya ini gampang buatnya, ntar cari ah resepnya" dan ternyataaa nemu di sini :) Bahkan bentuknya mirip banget, bedanya si breadtalk cuma ngasih karamel dikit di atas almond.

Makasih ya udah naro resepnya di sini.
Unknown said…
Mbak mau tanya, almond meal itu apa ya?