Chinese Almond Cookies Recipe

Happy Chinese New Year eve to all Chinese readers.

Michelle shared a Chinese Almond Cookies recipe in the South Arm Women Community Kitchen for a little Chinese New Year spirit.


This Chinese Almond Cookie is light and is certainly great with tea or coffee.


  • 1 1/3 cups almond flour, lightly packed
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, chilled and cut into cubes
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • thinly sliced almonds


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Yield 5 dozen


IMG_2758Place the almond flour, salt, and butter into an electric beater with a paddle attachment (we used a wire whisk as the paddle attachment is not available in the kitchen).Beat on medium speed for three minutes.

Add one of the eggs, reserving the other for later, and the almond extract. Mix on low speed until just incorporated.

IMG_2759Sift together the flour, sugar and baking soda then add to the butter mixture at low speed. Mix until just combined.Take the dough and flatten it into a disc and wrap in plastic wrap. Place it in the refrigerator for two hours to chill.
IMG_2773Preheat the oven to 325F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.Take pieces of dough and roll them into balls about 3/4″ wide.

Place them on the sheet about an inch apart and then press them down slightly with your palm to make a coin shape. Alternatively, use a fork to flatten the dough ball.

IMG_2777Place slivered almonds onto each cookie and lightly press it into place.
IMG_2778Beat the remaining egg in a small bowl.Paint the surface of the cookie with some of the beaten egg using a pastry brush or your fingers.


IMG_2787Bake for 13 to 15 minutes or until the edges just begin to brown.Remove to a cooling rack.

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