Chinese Almond Cookies

Recipe by Silent Rain
READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 24-36


  • 1
    cup rice flour
  • 12
  • 2
    cups shelled almonds, blanched, then ground
  • 13
    cup butter, softened
  • 24 -36
    small roasted almonds


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • .
  • To blanch almonds-.
  • Place almonds in a bowl.
  • Pour boiling water to barely cover almonds.
  • Let the almonds sit for 1 minute and no longer.
  • Drain, rinse under cold water, and drain again.
  • Pat dry and slip the skins off.
  • (Don't let almonds sit in hot water too long or they will lose their crispness).
  • .
  • To roast almonds-.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Spread nuts in one layer on ungreased shallow baking pan.
  • Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden.