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Chinese Almond Cookies 9-min

Chinese takeout was always a special treat as a kid. I loved opening those white boxes full of saucy and flavorful dishes, a far cry from the kind of food my midwestern family made at home. The main dishes were undoubtedly delicious, but one of my favorite things about getting takeout was the Chinese Almond Cookies that came with every order. This sweet, buttery cookie had a subtle nutty flavor and just the right amount of crunch. I was reminded of them recently and thought it was high time I tried making them at home.

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I started researching and was delighted to see how simple the recipe was. The dough comes together with baking staples, so I didn’t even have to run to the store. Can’t beat that. The one step that will require some patience is chilling the dough before baking. I opted to leave it in the fridge overnight and was very happy with my final results.

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They baked to a beautiful golden color thanks to the egg wash and really did taste just as I remember. The almond extract and almond flour pair up in the most delicious way for plenty of nutty flavor. Whether enjoyed with a cup of hot tea or as a sweet treat on its own, these Chinese Almond Cookies are sure to become a favorite in your house! Give the recipe a try and see for yourself.

Chinese Almond Cookies 10-min

Yield(s): Makes 24 cookies

10m prep time

12m cook time

4h inactive

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Ingredients
  • 1 ⅓ cups almond flour
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½ teaspoons almond extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds
  • 1 egg, beaten, for egg wash
Preparation
  1. In a large bowl, combine almond flour and butter, then mix until smooth. Add one egg and almond extract and mix until just combined.
  2. Mix in flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt until ingredients are fully incorporated.
  3. Wrap dough tightly in plastic wrap and chill for 4 hours or overnight.
  4. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 325 degrees F and grease two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  5. Roll dough into small balls (about 1 ½ tablespoons portions), arrange on baking sheets, and press down to flatten. Press sliced almonds into the top to decorate and brush top with egg wash.
  6. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until edges just begin to turn golden in color.
  7. Allow cookies to fully cool before handling.

Recipe adapted from Simplyrecipes.com