Chinese Almond Cookies

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Rita1652

Cookies to have anytime . I made them for a Luau. One make ahead dessert.

Top Review by Maggie in Florida

I have an old recipe for almond cookies that I have misplaced, so when I saw these, I decided to bake them. They were good, but, unfortunately did not meet my expectations. If I never baked them before, I may not have had anything to compare, so my bias is really based on that. I am also wondering if making these with butter would work, as I don't like to use shortening for health reasons, but am concerned that the consistency would be different. My DH liked these better than I did, and I would make them again, if I can't locate my original recipe. Thanks, Rita, for posting.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Sift flour with sugar, soda salt and cinnamon into a large bowl or food processor by pulsing 3-4 times. Mix in shortening and knead thoroughly (8 to 10 minutes by hand 60 second to 1 minute with food processor).
  3. Combine egg and almond extract; stir into flour mixture. Mix well.
  4. Shape into balls using 1 tablespoon of dough.
  5. Place on ungreased baking sheets and make a depression in the top with the thumb. Press a blanched whole or sliced almond into the center of each cookie.
  6. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes.
  7. Makes six dozen.

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