Chinese Almond Cookies Recipe
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Chinese Almond Cookies Recipe

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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
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES: 30 servings


  • 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

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 133 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 147mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.


  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.
Originally published as Chinese Almond Cookies in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2002, p84

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TamelaB User ID: 7973816 221015
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2015

"Made these for Chinese New Year at work and they were a huge hit."

grannyfromwisc User ID: 7988042 217396
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2015

"super easy to make and they melt in your mouth. I used one slice of almond on each cookie and they were eaten up faster than I could get them out of the oven.

Will make again."

crazycooks User ID: 3057035 61868
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2012

"Too cute and quite delicious"

missjj User ID: 1087708 47302
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2009

"We make these every Christmas and they are great to give as gifts to the postman, firemen, etc. Or just eat yourself!"

debinnyssa User ID: 1049251 124288
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2009

"These taste wonderful. I did modify in the interest of time: roll the dough in food wrap into 2 inch rolls, refrigerate and slice for baking. Still make a fork indentation so it will hold the egg wash, but put the wash on before you add almonds. Add almonds last, pressing lightly into the dough. Much faster!"

gapeach55 User ID: 3484408 47269
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2008

"These are one of my favorite cookies.God Bless."

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