Chinese Almond Cookies

Chinese Almond Cookies Recipe
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3 Reviews
These light, tender cookies are great served with ice cream as an easy holiday dessert or with simply with a cup of coffee or tea after dinner.
40 min
Prep Time
1:15
Total Time
48 cookies

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

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine butter and sugar in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg and almond flavoring; beat until well mixed. Add flour, baking powder and salt; beat at low speed until well mixed.
  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. Beat egg yolk with water in bowl; brush cookies evenly with egg mixture. Bake for 11-15 minutes or until just set.

Recipe Tips

- 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.

- 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 Facts (1 cookie)

Calories
80
Cholesterol
20mg
Carbohydrates
8g
Protein
1g
Fat
4.5g
Sodium
55mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

This was just alright. It was crumbly but not as much as the cookies from the restaurant.

Rating

A one-inch scoop is the right size for a nice tea cookie. Press gently with a glass dipped in powdered sugar. I did not chill the dough. I used almond slices instead of whole and didn't bother with the egg wash. I've made the recipe twice now and had consistent results. Wonderful easy recipe!

Rating

Be prepared to eat more than one or two. You can use walnuts on top also if you don't have almonds.

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