Simple Chinese Almond Cookies

Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep
10 mins
Cook
1 hr 15 mins

I like this recipe as it simply uses sliced almonds and is very simple to make. A nice soft cookie that stores well if kept in an airtight container.

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 1 cup butter, softened (no substitutes)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 12 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 egg white
  • 12 teaspoon water

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar.
  2. Beat in the egg and extract.
  3. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt together (I use a whisk) and then gradually add it to the creamed mixture.
  4. Roll into 1-inch balls.
  5. Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  6. Flatten with a fork. Press down 3-4 almond slices into the cookie (kind of on their side).
  7. In a small bowl, beat egg white and water together.
  8. Brush over cookies.
  9. Bake at 325 degrees for 15 minutes or until edges and bottoms are lightly browned.
  10. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
Most Helpful

5 5

these cookies are buttery delicious, I used 1 teaspoon each almond and vanilla extract other than that I made no other changes, I baked mine in a air convection oven just under 325 degrees for about 8 minutes, great cookies Hoks, thanks for sharing!

5 5

Outstanding! First, I have to admit that I am a cook, not a baker, but I wanted to try something new. I followed the directions exactly and they came out so wonderful! I'm supposed to bring them to a church reception tomorrow, but my husband told me "sorry, there won't be any left" - and he's serious! My only note was that I used a 1" cookie scoop and only got 2 1/2 dozen normal sized cookies, so you'd need to double the batch to get the 5 dozen indicated. Made for Pick A Chef Fall 2008.