National Chinese Almond Cookie Day
National Chinese Almond Cookie Day is observed next on Tuesday, April 9th, 2024 (132 days from today).
An almond cookie with a cup of milk for the morning is sure to satisfy snackers. Almonds and good luck beckon the celebration of National Chinese Almond Cookie Day on April 9. The golden cookie, sometimes with a distinctive design and other times, simple, brings out the happiness. scrumptious in its crispness and almond flavor. The Chinese almond mooncake are believed to bring good luck to households so during the Lunar New Year, the cookies are traditionally made, those also known as the Chinese almond mooncake. You can get special designs on your mooncakes by pressing the dough into the mold. But not having any design on your cookies doesn't make them any less special or delicious. While it's unclear when exactly the Chinese almond biscuit was brought to the shores of the United States, there isn't any mention of it before the 1800s or 1900s.
History of National Chinese Almond Cookie Day
Chinese almond cookies do not appear to have a date or place of origin. Some sources say that the Chinese walnut biscuits were chosen as an image that Chinese almond cookies are modeled, invented in the 16th century during the Ming Dynasty. At first, walnut cookies were considered a royal treat, however, as the years passed and the recipe became widely publicized, the cookies became so popular and loved by everyone that they became popular. quite popular around the area. People love the cookie so much that they consider it the national cookie.
Chinese almond cookies were introduced in the US after the first wave of Chinese immigrants arrived in the country, and they are native to southern and southeastern China. Thus, Chinese almond cookies have also become much-desired like fortune cookies and other popular Chinese treats. Biscuits are made from a mixture of almonds and green flour. It also has a piece of almond in the middle, and it is believed that luck comes from this piece.
Nowadays, the aforementioned biscuits can be found in many Chinese restaurants and hotels. Due to its simple and sweet taste, it is used as a palate cleanser after meals with rich spice and rich flavor. Biscuits can be sold at food stalls in Macao and Hong Kong. There are also several flavors of almond cookies, some with a cultural twist. Chinese almond cookies have a Turkish relative called 'acıbadem kurabiyesi,' which means bitter almond biscuit. Either way, Chinese almond cookies are loved by many people around the world.
How to observe National Chinese Almond Cookie Day
On National Chinese Almond Cookie Day, it is indispensable to eat almond cookies to celebrate this holiday. Besides enjoying almond cookies with a cup of milk, you can make your own macaroons according to the recipe below:
160 grams of unsalted butter
90 grams of powdered or granulated sugar
2 grams of salt
5ml vanilla liquid
1 chicken egg
150 grams of all-purpose flour
25 grams of cornstarch
25 grams of almond powder
Almonds for filling and decoration
Tools: Scales, mixing bowl, mixer, whisk, oven and baking tray, parchment paper or baking silicone sheet.
How to make buttery almond cookies
Step 1: Beat the butter and sugar mixture
Light butter to soften at room temperature, cut into small pieces to make it easier to beat. Put all the butter in a bowl with a pinch of salt, beat with an electric mixer at slow speed for about 30 seconds - 1 minute until the butter is soft, the salt is also completely melted into the butter.
Slowly pour powdered sugar into bowl of butter and beat on medium speed. Keep the speed of beating until the mixture is fluffy, the sugar is completely dissolved and gradually turns ivory white or light yellow.
Because the way to make almond-butter cookies does not use baking powder to support, the process of creating a smooth foam with sugar will directly determine the porosity of the cake.
Step 2: Make the almond cookie dough
Eggs are at room temperature, peeled, then mix the yolks and whites into a bowl with vanilla essence, beat until blended.
Sift the flour, almond flour, and cornstarch mixture into another bowl. Divide this dough into 2-3 pieces with a bandage and then add in the egg mixture one at a time. Each time adding flour, beat at slow speed until the ingredients are well mixed, then add the flour.
After mixing, the dough will be quite mushy and sticky, so cover it with cling film and place it in the refrigerator for 30-45 minutes for the dough to harden, so it will be easier to shape the cake.
If you like to add more dried fruit, wash it with warm water to remove all the sugar coating on the outside. Then, you soak it with Rum for 30 - 60 minutes, then take out all the fruits, put them in and mix with the flour mixture.
Continue mixing until a uniform, smooth, and elastic dough is obtained.
Step 3: Prepare the oven
Before baking, turn on the oven at 175 degrees Celsius for at least 10 minutes with the 2-fire mode so that the temperature in the oven is stable, the cake will be more delicious. Since this step will take time to wait for the oven to heat up, do this step before shaping the cake.
Prepare a baking tray with paper that should be on top to prevent sticking to the cake or you can not brush a layer of butter on the surface of the tray.
Step 4: Shape the cookies
In this step, you take the dough out of the refrigerator and then shape the dough into small, bite-sized balls, each only about 10 grams.
Place on a baking tray and slightly press down on the dough to flatten it so that it expands evenly while baking. The distance between the dough balls will be 3-4cm. You can decorate the top of the cake with almonds if you like.
When the cake is finished molding, the oven has also had enough time to preheat. You can now bake the cake.
Step 5: Bake the almond cookies
Put the cake tray in the oven and bake for about 12-15 minutes at a temperature of 175 degrees Celsius. And because each oven will have a certain temperature difference, remember to pay attention and check the cake regularly to avoid burning the cake.
The cake is golden brown on the outside, it is cooked evenly.
Take the cake out of the oven, you absolutely must not move it because the hot biscuits will be very soft and friable, not yet sticky together. If you move the cake, it will always make them fragmented and broken, not beautiful.
Let the cake cool and harden, then put the cake on the track until completely cooled, you can enjoy immediately.
Step 6: Preserve the almond cookies
Butter almond cookies are best enjoyed the same day, but if you make a lot, you can completely store the cake in a cool and closed place, avoid long exposure to the air, it can be used in about 5-6 day.
Share your delicious almond cookies on social media with the hashtag #NationalChineseAlmondCookieDay. Besides, please share the cookies with your loved ones.
ObservedNational Chinese Almond Cookie Day has been observed annually on April 9th.
Saturday, April 9th, 2022
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