Chinese Almond Cookies

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Kittencalrecipezazz

These cookies are nothing short of amazing!

Top Review by db74105

WONDERFUL!!! Thank you so much for sharing again. These are so much better than ones you can buy. I added chocolate icing just because I like chocolate and almonds together. Next time I will use hershey's kisses instead of icing. Thank you again, Derek

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 12 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 32 -35 blanched whole almonds (use enough whole almonds for each cookie)
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds


  1. Set oven to 325 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl with a mixer at medium speed beat butter and sugar until creamy (about 4 minutes).
  3. Add in whole egg and almond extract and beat until well blended.
  4. In a small bowl mix together flour and baking powder; add to the creamed mixture and mix until combined.
  5. Shape the dough into about 1-inch balls, then flatten slightly with hands.
  6. Place on a large buttered baking sheet.
  7. In a small bowl beat the egg yolk with milk until blended; brush the cookies with the egg mixture (discard any remaining mixture).
  8. Press 1 whole almond in the center of each cookie then sprinkle with about 1/8 teaspoon sesame seeds.
  9. Bake for about 15-18 minutes.
  10. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheets then use a spatula to transfer to racks to cool completely.

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