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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.


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40 min
Prep Time
1 hr 15 min
Total Time
48
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Ingredients

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

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)
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