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Chinese Almond Cookies

"These Chinese almond cookies are made to bring you fortune on Chinese New Year. A buttery cookie dough is made with egg yolks, butter, and almond flour and then baked with a raw almond on top."

Chinese Almond Cookies

Servings – 36 Prep Time – 20 Minutes Cook Time – 12 Minutes Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar

  • 4 egg yolks

  • 1 tsp almond extract

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 3/4 cup almond flour

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1 cup all purpose flour

  • 36 almonds

  • 1 egg for egg wash


  • Combine butter and sugar in a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer. Whisk with a hand mixer or stand mixer for ~1 minute until light and fluffy.

  • Add the egg yolks and whisk them into the mixture.

  • Add the almond extract, vanilla extract, and salt. Whisk until incorporated.

  • Add the almond flour and baking powder. Gently fold them into the mixture.

  • Lastly, add the all purpose flour and gently fold it into the mixture. Be careful not to over mix.

  • Let the dough rest in the fridge for 10 minutes.

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  • Prep 2 baking sheets by covering it with parchment paper.

  • Toast the almonds for 5 minutes.

  • Once the dough has rested, use a 1 tablespoon cookie scoop (small cookie scoop) to scoop the dough onto the baking sheet. Using your palm, flatten the cookie dough into a round disc.

  • Whisk the egg for the egg wash. Brush a thin layer of egg wash on top of each cookie. Top each cookie with an almond.

  • Bake cookies for 12 minutes until the edges are golden brown.

  • Cool the cookies for 10 minutes before serving.


Calories 79 / Carbohydrates 8g / Protein 2g / Fat 5g / Saturated Fat 2g / Polyunsaturated Fat 1g / Monounsaturated Fat 1g / Trans Fat 1g / Cholesterol 33mg / Sodium 31mg / Potassium 16mg / Fiber 1g / Sugar 4g / Calcium 19mg / Iron 1mg

"Chinese almond cookies are important to Chinese culture, especially around Chinese New Year. They are served during the new year because they represent coins and are said to bring good fortune."

CWT is not a certified dietician or nutritionist. Any nutritional information shared on this site is an estimate counted through measurements and package nutritional information used in each recipe. If calorie, macro counting and other nutritional values are important to you, I recommend running the ingredients through your choice of nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary depending on national brands used per recipe.

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