Macau-Style Almond Biscuits

Almond biscuits, or 澳門杏仁餅, are a specialty of Macau. These sweet crumbly cookies are mostly made from mung beans and almonds, and are thus packed with protein and are gluten-free.


  1. Ingredients: 4 part peeled mung beans: 1 part almond flour: 1 part chopped almonds: 2 part powder sugar: 1 part butter (or oil) : 1/2 part milk powder: 1/4 part water: Dash of salt to taste. Almond extract (optional).
  2. Wash the mung beans, then spread until oven tray and bake in oven until dry (300F for 30 min). Alternatively, heat and stir dry mung beans in a dry pan constantly for 5 minutes until cooked.
  3. Pulverize dry mung beans in food processer until powder.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix. Should look like slightly moist crumbs but still dry.
  5. Place the crumbs into mooncake stamp or mold, then compress.
  6. Bake in oven at 350F for 15 min or until completely dry.
  7. Wait for it to cool before picking them up, otherwise they may crumble.
  8. Enjoy! Should taste crunchy on the outside and crumbly on the inside.

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