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Chinese Almond Cookies

  •  4.2 stars stars based on 11 reviews
  •   89% would make this again
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A northern China variation of this cookie uses pine nuts instead of almonds.

1 cup vegetable shortening
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon almond extract
2 1/4 cups all-purpose floor
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
5 dozen whole blanched almonds
1 egg yolk
2 tablespoons water

Preheat oven to 350F. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat shortening with granulated sugar and brown sugar until creamy. Add whole egg and almond extract; beat until well blended. In another bowl, stir together flour, salt, and baking powder; add to creamed mixture, blending thoroughly. To shape each cookie, roll about 1 tablespoon dough into a ball. Place balls 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets, then flatten each slightly to make a 2" round. Gently press an almond into center of each round. Place egg yolk and water in a small bowl; beat together lightly with a fork. Brush mixture over top of each cookie with a pastry brush. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Transfer to racks and let cool. Store airtight.

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Reviews of Chinese Almond Cookies:

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  Lisa in Agawam, MA  Feb 13, 2005
Would make this again.
I've tried many different receipes for this type of cookie. These are by far the easiest. I do recommend using a little more almond extract though. On my last batch I put some in the egg and water mixture and brushed it on, what a difference! Yummy! 5 stars

  Dieuten in Australia  Dec 3, 2003
Would make this again.
They are my angel's type of food! The best! 5 stars

   Apr 24, 2003
Would not make this again.
They're okay after you eat a few, but I wouldn't recommend them. 2 stars

  Sara in Warren, MI  Dec 17, 2002
Would make this again.
These are wonderful. I make them every year. 5 stars

  Arica Gee in Columbia, MD  Dec 14, 2002
Would make this again.
I would enjoy more Chinese cookie recipies. These are very good! 5 stars

  The Grinch in mars  Nov 16, 2002
Would make this again.
TASTY!!!!!!!!! 5 stars

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