Chinese Almond Cookies
Simple, elegant, delicious, and buttery Chinese Almond Cookies melt in your mouth and are a perfect addition to any occasion!
Servings 24 cookies
- 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/4 cups sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup lard
- 3 large eggs, divided
- 2 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
- 24 almonds
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl sift together flour, sugar, baking soda and salt.
Cut in the lard, with 2 knives or a pastry blender, until the mixture looks like coarse crumbs. Add 2 egg and almond extract and combine well.
Roll dough into 1-inch balls. Place on ungreased baking sheets, about 2 inches apart. Flatten cookies then press an almond in the center.
Beat the remaining egg and 2 Tablespoons water in a small bowl. Brush over the tops of cookies.
Bake in preheated oven 15-20 minutes, or until the dough in the center of the cookies no longer looks wet. Cookies will not brown.
Remove to a wire baking rack and cool.
Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 58mg | Potassium: 35mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 114IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg