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Almonds… anti-aging snack | アーモンドスナック

It’s been quite a busy for the last couple of weeks with family events, followed by a short trip at the end of the summer season.


it’s been a while since I last blogged and I (hope) to be back to my normal daily routines, suddenly to notice that summer has suddenly closed it’s curtain to open another new season; one of my favorite autumn season.


Croquants aux Amandes (Crunchy Almonds)

This is a light snack I made for the short road trip which I picked up from a cooking magazine.

It keeps well at humid temperatures


it serves as my ‘anti-aging’ beautifying snack!!!!


‘beauty conscious people’ here is a recipe you should definitely try. FYI, 20~23 almonds are allowed to be taken as an anti-aging nutrient so this is perfect munchie or coffee snack.


Makes about 60~80


Egg Whites…..100g

Almond Powder…..100g

Cinnamon Sugar…..45g


Glazing Liquid

Egg Yolk…..2

Granulated Sugar…..10g


  1. Preheat the oven to 150C .
  2. Roast the almonds for 30minutes at 180C.
  3. Combine ingredients in a food processor – Flour, egg whites, almond power, cinnamon sugar for approximately a minute or so.
  4. Replace the mixture into a bowl and mix it together with the roasted almonds; combining it with your hand to produce a dough. Once the mixture turns into a dough, cut the dough (almonds) with a sharp knife to dice the whole almonds.
  5. Roll the dough into a rope like shape (4 cm in diameter) and cut the dough into a cookie shape 1cm apart.
  6. Place each cookie onto a baking tin and lightly flatten each cooking with you palm.
  7. Glaze each cookie with glazing mixture and finally powdered sugar.
  8. Bake at 150C for approx. 30〜40minutes until light brown color.
  9. Keep in a cookie jar at room temperature in a dry place.




written by Hisako Makimura/Tokyo, Japan

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