Sunday, February 7, 2016

It wouldn't be an Asian meal without Almond Cookies for Dessert!! #FreshTastyValentines

You know those almond cookies that you get at the Chinese restaurants?  The light, fluffy one's that crumble all apart when you take a bite?  The one's that melt in your mouth?  Yes....those!

Don't you just love these cookies?  Well, today is your lucky day because I am sharing this recipe for Chinese Almond Cookies and I guarantee that they will be as good, if not better, than those at your favorite Chinese restaurant.

Now I wish that I could take credit for this recipe but alas, I found it on .  It was submitted my Wishme.  It is the perfect recipe guys....easy peasy and delicious.  

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Chinese Almond Cookies
adapted from, submitted by Wishme

1 c. + 3 T. vegetable shortening
1 c. sugar
1 egg
2 t. almond extract
2 1/2 c. flour
1/2 t. baking soda
pinch of salt
48 Almonds

Place shortening and sugar in the large bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.  Beat until well combined.  Add the egg and almond extract, continue to beat until light and fluffy.  Add the flour, baking soda and salt.  Mix on lowest setting until combined and then increase speed, beating until well mixed.

Using a small (about 1 Tablespoon) cookie scoop, form the dough into balls and place on parchment lined baking sheets.  Press an almond into the center of each cookie, pressing down slightly.  Bake in a preheated 350* oven for 15 minutes or until lightly golden brown on the bottoms.  Print Recipe


  1. You are so right. These are one of the things I miss from those typical Chinese buffets (which we have cut out of our dining experience). Glad to have this recipe!

  2. I love those almond cookies - I wish more places still offered them! At least now I can make my own :-)

  3. There were almond cookies at the Chinese buffet we went to for Harley's birthday. But I am sure yours are better!!

    1. These were pretty good, better than some restaurants I have been to and just as good as others Paula

  4. I love almond cookies after an Asian meal. So so good. Much better than fortune cookies.

    1. I think so too Christie. I love to read the fortunes but I don't know anyone who actually eats the cookies.


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