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Bake Caramel Almond Flakes (Cookies Recipe) for Festive/Chinese New Year
Written by Shirley T   
Sunday, 11 January 2009 05:17

Ever thought of baking some cookies for Chinese New Year and excluding the butter version? Come and try this caramel almond flakes or cookies. I am usually not a big fan of cookies as most of them are made of butter and plenty of carbohydrate in the flour. After munching a few pieces, I'd develop a glut for butter cookies. So when I found out about this caramel almond flakes (cookies), I got so excited to try baking since it is one of its kind that does not require butter or margarine in its ingredient.

Almond which is errorneously classified as nut, belongs to the fruits family. Sweet almond has practically no carbohyrate. Providing a rich source of Vitamin E and monounsaturated fat which one of the two good fats responsible to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol, almond was found to improve complexion, improve colon movement and prevent cancer. With so many plus points of almond, there are more reasons to make this caramel almond flakes or cookies.

To get started, I bought the raw material of almond slices and caramel mixed from a shop in Penang.

Ingredients:
Almond Slices (Code: ASL2 11/12) - 400 gram (RM13.60)
Golden Arrow (It is a trade secret but I suspect it is a caramel mixed with some other stuff) (Code: GA 15/18) - 200 gram (RM12.00)
The ratio of almond slices is 2 parts to 1 part of caramel mixed.
Ingredients of Caramel Almond Flakes or Cookies

Tools/Utensils:
Bread Toaster
(Brand: KHinD 600W) - Selector: top and bottom convection (Tray size: 24 cm X 14 cm)
Bread Toaster
Or Convection oven
Measuring cup of 1/2 Cup volume
Measuring cup of 1/4 Cup volume
Or Kitchen Scale (with 5 g precision if possible)
Kitchen Scale

Recyclable Waxy baking sheet - it is a smooth surface on both sides of the sheet. This is a must otherwise it is almost impossible to separate the baked flakes from the baking sheet.
Long knife

Getting started:
1. Prepare a fit baking sheet for the baking tray. Do allow the edge of the paper to sit at the tray's bottom as this will ensure the baked cookies appears evenly flat.
Recyclable waxy baking sheet
2. Place caramel mixed into 1/4 cup and place almond slices into 1/2 cup. If you opt to weight, get caramel mixed of 25 gram and caramel mixed of 50 gram. If you are using a bigger volume over, just multiply the ratio to fit your tray size.
From top left (going clock-wise): Measuring cups, Filled cups, Poured almond, Mixed almond and caramel
3. Pour both caramel mixed and almond slices into a container. Mix them well.
4. Pour the mixture onto the baking tray. Ensure the edges are well lined with caramel mixed to get a smooth edge flakes.
Well placed on baking tray
5. Place it into the toaster for 4 minutes.
Going for baking
If you are using oven, check for the bubbles and once caramel mixed melted and turn golden brown, switch off the oven and remove from oven. It shall take only about 5 minutes to bake. 
6. Once the toaster's timer rings at 4 minutes, the caramel has started melting. Open the toaster and rotate the tray direction to make the heating even (so that all corners turn into golden brown) for another 1 minute. This process is only required if you use a toaster to bake.Use both sides of top and bottom convection
7. Once the caramel turns golden brown and bubbling, it shows the cookies is baked to perfection.
8. Remove the cookies from the toaster. Use the long knife to shape the cookies into squares.
Golden brown caramel almond flakes are lined with knife
9. Allow them to cool down. Then, slowly tear off the baking sheet and break them into squares or pieces.
Separate the squares slowly from the baking sheet
Broken to squares
10. Big feast is now ready. This caramel almond flakes or cookies smell incredibly good of strong baked almond.
Delicious Caramel Almond Flakes or Cookies
It is crispy and just perfectly glazed with the light sweeted caramel. Trust me they are truly addictive and you will always request for more!


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written by Sherry , May 14, 2009

Where would i buy the Golden Arrow?
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written by Ann , August 21, 2010

Hi,
Love your website! :-D

Just got an oven toaster and can't wait to try recipes. This one looks like a good first start. Could you please share where I can buy the caramel mix and almonds in Penang please? smilies/smiley.gif
Thank you!

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written by Shirley T , August 24, 2010

Thanks Ann.

I got the ingredients through my friend's mom. If I recall correctly, she purchased them from Mt Erskine/Tg Bungah morning market. Hope this helps.

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written by lynda , April 27, 2011

if i want to sell the cookies..how to measure the price&quantity as u know as the ingredients quite expensive.
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written by nur , May 10, 2011

Dear,

Tired to find the golden arrow caramel...... Please help me!!

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written by Shirley T , May 23, 2011

Hi nur, I am sorry that I could not be of much help. I got this pre-mix from my friend's mom. She bought it from Charlie Market in Mt Erskine, Tg Bungah, Penang morning market. Hope this helps.
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written by sweetie birdie , January 06, 2012

Hi, I couldnt get the golden arrow mix. I ended up bought this "Siebin brand Bee-sting mix". They told me it's about the same with golden arrow, and this brand is from Germany, and written there clearly on the ingredients of the mix. I've tried and it turns out good. and yes, this is very addictive! Thank you so much for sharing. smilies/cheesy.gif (but for using this caramel,the ratio is 2 parts almond: 3/4 part of caramel)
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written by Mayee , January 06, 2012

other than Penang, it is able to get it in KL or PJ area? Or do they sell through mailing?

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written by Shirley T , January 09, 2012

sweetie bird, Thank you for sharing such a wonderful tips smilies/smiley.gif Truly appreciate as I myself is struggling to source it.

Mayee, Perhaps you would like to try the suggestion by sweetie bird. Or if you happen to find out, would be more than happy to hear from you again. Happy baking!

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written by Sean , January 10, 2012

I bought Siebin brand Bee-sting mix too but felt the taste of Bienetta still feel better. The shop I usually get was out of stock. Any of you know where can get Bienetta in Penang area?
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written by Shirley T , January 13, 2012

Hi Sean, Wow! Incredible tips, I did not know about these brands. Getting me excited to find and bake. Hope the almond flakes lovers out there can lead us some clues smilies/smiley.gif
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written by Rozi , September 13, 2012

Hi i tried baking but itgot stuck to my baking sheet. What shall i do
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written by Shirley T , September 21, 2012

Rozi, To easily detach the cookies, I use non-stick baking sheet. It is smooth and glossy. I think you can get it from baking stores. Hope this helps smilies/smiley.gif
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written by Abdul , January 17, 2013

Oh yummy. Thanks for the tasty post
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written by 5plus2 , January 21, 2013

Anyone knows where I can find in KL/PJ?
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written by 5plus2 , January 21, 2013

Oh, btw, can recommend more easy n yummy CNY snacks TO DO?
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written by 5plus2 , January 27, 2013

Hi there, I couldn't find the above brands that u all mentioned, but I found the florenta or known as Florentines. Izzit the same too?
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written by Shirley , February 01, 2013

Hi 5plus2, Glad to see you here. Sorry that I have never tried with this brand smilies/smiley.gif. If you succeed with it, we are more than happy to hear the secret. Happy baking!

p.s. Time flies too fast, I don't really have time to try out any new recipe smilies/cheesy.gif

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