Chinese Almond Cookies

Recipe by Engrossed
READY IN: 25mins
SERVES: 46
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 8
    ounces margarine, softened (2 cubes, no subs)
  • 2 12
    cups flour, sifted
  • 12
    teaspoon baking soda
  • 12
    teaspoon salt
  • 1
    cup sugar
  • 1
    egg, slightly beaten
  • 2
    teaspoons almond extract
  • 14
    cup blanched slivered almond
  • 1
    egg yolk, beaten with
  • 1
    tablespoon water
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350°F Lightly grease 2 baking sheets and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl with an electric mixer, beat together margarine, flour, baking soda, salt, and sugar until it resembles crumbs.
  • Beat in egg and almond extract until a smooth dough is achieved.
  • Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place on baking sheets 2 inches apart.
  • Press your thumb in the middle of each dough ball and place 2-3 slivered almonds in the indentations.
  • Beat egg yolk with 1 tablespoon of water and brush mixture over the top of the unbaked cookies.
  • Bake cookies for 15 minutes.
  • Let cool on baking racks or flattened paper bags.
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