Chinese Almond Cookies

For a richer, but less delicate, flavor substitute 1/2 cup light brown sugar for an equal amount of the white sugar.

Makes: 48 cookiesHands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 8 hours 35 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Makes: 48 cookies

Ingredients

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2½ cups sugar
  • 2 cups unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 eggs, divided
  • 1 Tbsp. almond extract
  • 48 whole blanched almonds
  • ¼ cup confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, and sugar together. Cut in butter until it is blended in and the mixture looks like coarse crumbs. Add 2 eggs and almond extract. Form into 1½" diameter log; roll in wax paper. Chill overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease 2 large baking sheets.
  • Slice logs into ½" rounds; place on baking sheets.
  • In a small bowl, beat remaining egg with 1 tablespoon water. Brush cookies with egg mixture; place an almond in center of each cookie.
  • Bake 12–15 minutes, but do not allow to brown. Cool completely. Sift confectioners' sugar over cookies before serving.

Recipe Information

Makes: 48 cookies

Ingredients

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2½ cups sugar
  • 2 cups unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 eggs, divided
  • 1 Tbsp. almond extract
  • 48 whole blanched almonds
  • ¼ cup confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, and sugar together. Cut in butter until it is blended in and the mixture looks like coarse crumbs. Add 2 eggs and almond extract. Form into 1½" diameter log; roll in wax paper. Chill overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease 2 large baking sheets.
  • Slice logs into ½" rounds; place on baking sheets.
  • In a small bowl, beat remaining egg with 1 tablespoon water. Brush cookies with egg mixture; place an almond in center of each cookie.
  • Bake 12–15 minutes, but do not allow to brown. Cool completely. Sift confectioners' sugar over cookies before serving.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories140
Total Fat9g
Saturated Fat5g
Cholesterol30mg
Sodium115mg
Total Carbohydrate16g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars9g
Protein2g