Almonds have lots of health benefits. I read several articles recently about the benefits of almonds. It seems that they are good for the brain, regulates the cholesterol levels, strengthen the immune system as well as regulating the blood pressure. Thats some of them.

I have one almond tree in my backyard. After the first year it gave so many but never got the chance to eat as cockatoos were eating them. I tried covering the tree with nets.  One day a cockatoo has cut the net to go in. After I offered the tree to them.

You can use almonds for lots of sweets. These beautiful cookies are very nice and crunchy. store them in an air tight container.




  • 200g Plain flour
  • Vanilla/ a few drops
  • 1 Tsp Baking powder
  • 125g chilled butter chopped
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla
  • 1 Egg
  • 75g Sugar
  • 100g Almonds
  • 1Tblsp milk if needed.


  1. Add the flour, chopped chilled butter, Vanilla, Baking Powder and the egg in to the mixing bowl.
  2. Mix it until it combines.
  3. Put it in fridge for 30 min.
  4. Take out and roll to 1 -2 cm thickness.
  5. Cut to any shape.
  6. Egg wash.
  7. Dip in or sprinkle almonds.
  8. Bake on 180c for 10-15min.


Posted by:The Culinary Corner

<p>Hi, I am Menaka. I was a teacher for 18 years and after migrating to Australia accidentally I found an amazing lady called ” Mary” who directed me to become a chef.I studied 3 years while working and became a qualified chef. After I studied about baking and hospitality management.<br /> My son is very enthusiastic in video editing and wanted me to start recording my cooking.Thats the beginning of you tube channel “The Culinary Corner”<br /> I am a full time employee. I record all the videos by my self.<br /> As a child I started helping and cooking with my granny and I used to experiment and trying various cooking styles. That led me in this path very smoothly. I still try to experiment and adjust recipes to move with this busy and globalised world.</p>

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