Do not know if the outcome of this will be the “flaky, crumbly” texture you’re after, but these melt in the mouth and my family loves them. They’re a Chinese New Year staple for us. And they’re easy.
120g ground almonds
180g all purpose flour
100g superfine sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
120ml unflavoured oil (corn, canola, sunflower, etc.)
Glaze: 1 egg yolk
Combine all the ingredients. They will form a crumbly dough. Use a deep round teaspoon measure, or a teaspoon-sized cookie scoop, and press out little “hemispheres” of the dough. Alternatively, form evenly-sized little balls with your hands - but because the dough is crumbly, this is not as easy. Glaze with the egg yolk. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 deg F or 180 deg C, for 15-20 minutes or until very lightly brown. Cool completely before storing in airtight containers.
Hope you’ll keep me updated if you try these and like them