Skip Navigation
Search recipes, ingredients, articles, products...
Chinese Almond Cookies

Chinese Almond Cookies

These light, tender cookies are great served with ice cream as an easy holiday dessert or simply a cup of coffee or tea after dinner.

What's this?

What is this button?

You now are able to shop & buy these ingredients online! After you select your market, you decide if you want to have your items delivered or picked up today!

Learn How it Works...

40 min
Prep Time
1 hr 15 min
Total Time


1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

3/4 cup sugar

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

1 teaspoon almond extract

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

48 whole blanched almonds

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg (yolk only)

1 tablespoon water

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine butter and sugar in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg and almond extract; beat until well mixed. Add flour, baking powder and salt; beat at low speed until well mixed.

  3. STEP 3

    Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Place, 2 inches apart, onto ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten slightly; press almond into center of each cookie.

  4. STEP 4

    Beat egg yolk with water in bowl; brush cookies evenly with egg mixture. Bake 11-15 minutes or until just set.

Tip #1

- These cookies were traditionally made with lard in China because pork is plentiful. We've changed to butter instead for a richer flavor and slightly crisper texture. Far more flavorful than the fortune cookie, keep them on hand, baked and ready, in your freezer.

Tip #2

- To blanch almonds for easy skin removal, place almonds in bowl; cover with boiling water. Let stand 1-2 minutes; drain. Cool; remove skins by rubbing.

Nutrition (1 cookie)

80 Calories
4.5 Fat (g)
20 Cholesterol (mg)
55 Sodium (mg)
8 Carbohydrates (g)
0 Dietary Fiber
1 Protein (g)
Tried this recipe? Instagram it!
And don't forget to tag us @landolakesktchn.

Featured In

Recipe Image  


Easy Christmas Cookies & Bars

Easy Christmas cookie and bar recipes for holiday eating and giving! These Christmas bars and cookies are simple to make, yet impressive on a plate.

See Recipes