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    Chinese Almond Cookies

    Chinese Almond Cookies. Photo by Mia in Germany

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    40 mins

    25 mins

    15 mins

    Silent Rain's Note:

    This recipe is by Sou Chan. This recipe seems to be a little more authentic then other recipes I have come across. A little extra work but well worth it. Cookie yield will depend on size. Preparation time includes blanching and roasting almonds. You can grind the almonds in the food processor to a somewhat fine consistency. (not powdered) How to's to blanch and roast almonds listed at the end of the recipe.

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 24-36

    Yield:

    cookies

    Units: US | Metric

    • 1 cup rice flour
    • 1/2 cup brown sugar
    • 2 cups shelled almonds, blanched, then ground
    • 1/3 cup butter, softened
    • 24 -36 small roasted almonds

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Sift rice flour and sugar together. Mix with the almonds. Work the butter smoothly into the mixture. Add a few drops of water if needed to hold the dough together.
    2. 2
      Shape into small balls and place on greased cookie sheet, leaving plenty of space around each cookie. Press an almond into the top of each one. Bake in a moderate oven (350 F) about 15 minutes, or till golden brown.
    3. 3
      .
    4. 4
      To blanch almonds-.
    5. 5
      Place almonds in a bowl.
    6. 6
      Pour boiling water to barely cover almonds.
    7. 7
      Let the almonds sit for 1 minute and no longer.
    8. 8
      Drain, rinse under cold water, and drain again.
    9. 9
      Pat dry and slip the skins off.
    10. 10
      (Don't let almonds sit in hot water too long or they will lose their crispness).
    11. 11
      .
    12. 12
      To roast almonds-.
    13. 13
      Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
    14. 14
      Spread nuts in one layer on ungreased shallow baking pan.
    15. 15
      Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 20, 2009

      55

      I don't know how authentic chinese almond cookies are supposed to be, but to my taste these were fantastic! They're wonderfully shortbread-like - just the kind of cookie I love! As they're naturally gluten free, I wanted to make them for ages but never did. Now the Unrated Asian Recipe Tag Game motivated me to finally try them, and I'm glad I did! As I used already blanched almonds, it wasn't much work, they were quickly put together. Not sure how small "small" should be, I made them *really* small and got 37 beautiful cookies. For the last 7 cookies I had no almonds left, so I mixed the leftover dough with some cardamom and rosewater and made them without decoration. I'm really looking forward to have one with a cup of turkish coffee tomorrow :) Thanks for posting!

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    • on December 08, 2009

      Not rating, as I had to use Smart Balance light to make it dairy free. I have premade blanched almond flour, so measured 2 cups. Also used sorghum instead of rice flour. I did have to add a few drops of water and didn't use the roasted almonds (DD doesn't like them). I didn't press flat, as I felt they would fall apart. Maybe if I added a little more "butter" it would help that, as 2 cups of flour is probably more than 2 cups almonds, ground. DD liked them, but we both felt they needed something, maybe more sugar? Will try again with a little more butter and sugar, as I want to find good GF cookies.

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    Nutritional Facts for Chinese Almond Cookies

    Serving Size: 1 (17 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 24

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 132.6
     
    Calories from Fat 78
    59%
    Total Fat 8.7 g
    13%
    Saturated Fat 2.1 g
    10%
    Cholesterol 6.7 mg
    2%
    Sodium 58.9 mg
    2%
    Total Carbohydrate 11.9 g
    3%
    Dietary Fiber 1.5 g
    6%
    Sugars 4.9 g
    19%
    Protein 2.9 g
    5%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    roasted almonds

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