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Chinese Almond Cookies Recipe

Chinese Almond Cookies Recipe

Each Christmas, my mother made lots of these tender butter cookies and stored them in clean coffee cans. When she passed away, I started giving our kids a can of these sentimental sweets. —Jane Garing, Talladega, Alabama
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min./batch YIELD:30 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 teaspoon water

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg and extract. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture.
  • 2. Roll into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten with a fork. Sprinkle with almonds.
  • 3. In a small bowl, beat egg white and water. Brush over cookies. Bake at 325° for 14-16 minutes or until edges and bottoms are lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: about 5 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 133 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 147 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.