Chinese Almond Cookies
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These Chinese almond cookies are a fun way to celebrate Chinese New Year. For smaller cookies, roll into 1-inch balls. You'll yield about twice as many cookies.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Cookie
Serves: 32
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp real almond extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Sliced almonds
  • 1 egg white
  • ½ tsp water
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Beat egg white and water in a small bowl; set aside.
  3. Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and almond extract.
  4. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl. Add to creamed mixture and beat until thoroughly combined.
  5. Take a tablespoon of dough and roll into a ball. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Gently flatten with the bottom of a drinking glass.
  6. Sprinkle each cookie with almond, gently pressing almond into dough. Gently brush egg white mixture over cookies.
  7. Bake 14 to 16 minutes or until edges and bottoms are lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
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