Warm Almond Cookies

    Warm Almond Cookies

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    A warm, almond-flavoured cookie like this one is the perfect afternoon tea accompaniment on a chilly day. Its melt-in-your-mouth texture makes it even more delectable!

    Serves: 12 

    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • a pinch of salt
    • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
    • 1/2 cup (110g) packed brown sugar
    • 1/2 cup (100g) white sugar
    • 250g butter
    • 2 tablespoons sour cream
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons almond essence
    • 1 tablespoon amaretto liqueur
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons bourbon
    • 1/2 cup chopped almonds (optional)

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:14min  ›  Ready in:24min 

    1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees C. Grease two baking trays.
    2. Sift together flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg in a medium bowl. Set aside.
    3. Cream together brown sugar, white sugar and butter in a medium bowl. Stir in sour cream, olive oil, almond essence, amaretto and bourbon, blending well after each addition.
    4. Gradually stir flour mixture into sugar mixture until well blended. Stir in almonds if desired. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto baking tray, 5cm apart.
    5. Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until just crisp around the edges.

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