Simple Chinese Almond Cookies

Recipe by HokiesMom
READY IN: 1hr 25mins
SERVES: 36
YIELD: 3 dozen
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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

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