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Simple Chinese Almond Cookies

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“I like this recipe as it simply uses sliced almonds and is very simple to make. A nice soft cookie that stores well if kept in an airtight container.”
1hr 25mins
3 dozen

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup butter, softened (no substitutes)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 12 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 egg white
  • 12 teaspoon water


  1. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar.
  2. Beat in the egg and extract.
  3. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt together (I use a whisk) and then gradually add it to the creamed mixture.
  4. Roll into 1-inch balls.
  5. Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  6. Flatten with a fork. Press down 3-4 almond slices into the cookie (kind of on their side).
  7. In a small bowl, beat egg white and water together.
  8. Brush over cookies.
  9. Bake at 325 degrees for 15 minutes or until edges and bottoms are lightly browned.
  10. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

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